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What is the Status of Your Fiesta Order?

  • Ordered and Scheduled

    Votes: 4 14.3%
  • Ordered but not Scheduled

    Votes: 12 42.9%
  • Reserved but not Ordered

    Votes: 4 14.3%
  • I didn't reserve or order a Fiesta

    Votes: 8 28.6%

  • Total voters
    28
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The last I heard mine is "unscheduled clean" like so many others.
 

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I would count "have no idea if it has been scheduled" as not scheduled. If it was scheduled you'd think someone would tell you. Contact your dealer or Fiesta Reservation Consultant ASAP.
 

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If you ordered it and received no new info, it would be safe to assume its unscheduled but submitted to the plant.
 

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Not necessarily. I called and found that mine is scheduled for May 10.
 

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Still on the Fence

I reserved one and talked to a dealer fleet manager who made me comfortable, but am still comparing other cars before pulling the trigger. Having owned a Mk 1 Fiesta, there are nagging doubts about quality and resale. If Fiestas end up in rental fleets, like the Aveo, residual values go in the toilet. The Honda Fit seems perfect from a resale value and utility standpoint, but 100% Japanese. Yaris and Versa were both disappointing drives. My brother wants me to buy a Civic, boring, but safe choice. It is more money and less content, but made in USA. Corolla was even more deadly boring, like the Camry I'm replacing. Still, Ive got till the beginning of May to order, and Im 80-90 percent sure Ill go with the Fiesta, SE Sedan, blue, manual trans, no SYNC.
 

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Next week you should see a ton of media reviews on new Fiesta and direct comparison to Fit and Yaris. Take a hard look at the SYNC functionality and planned upgrade for Droid and blackberry app control.
 

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The Honda Fit seems perfect from a resale value and utility standpoint, but 100% Japanese. Yaris and Versa were both disappointing drives. My brother wants me to buy a Civic, boring, but safe choice.
I wouldn't put too much stock in resale value predictions. Look what happened with Toyota, their values are getting dinged and no one would have predicted it a couple years ago. Meanwhile, Ford is improving. It just reinforces my view that you should get the car because it's the ONE YOU WANT. Everything else is secondary.
 

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I'm not sure if the Fiesta will have resale values as high as the Fit if only because of the Ford badge, but I imagine the hatchback at least will hold its value very well. The sedan might be tainted by the S trim, which I expect to be rental fodder...
 

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Looking at the resale value of my Camry, and comparing to the same year and equivalent trim level Ford Taurus and Honda Accord, Id say that Toyota has not dropped and the blue oval is at a huge disadvantage. (KBB private party values for 1999 model year)

Camry LE $4,925.00
Accord LX $4,825.00
Taurus SE $2,250.00

And the Toyota and Honda prices are for a 4-cyl vs the Ford V-6.
 

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Looking at the resale value of my Camry, and comparing to the same year and equivalent trim level Ford Taurus and Honda Accord, Id say that Toyota has not dropped and the blue oval is at a huge disadvantage. (KBB private party values for 1999 model year)

Camry LE $4,925.00
Accord LX $4,825.00
Taurus SE $2,250.00

And the Toyota and Honda prices are for a 4-cyl vs the Ford V-6.
Keep in mind that until recently, Toyota never sold their cars much below MSRP. Accords hold a premium also when bought new. But Ford frequently has cash back or other discounts so chances are good that a 1999 Ford cost $2k to $3k less than a Camry or Accord.
 

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The msrp of 99 camry le 4cyl was ~$1300 more than the taurus SE. (actual transaction price likely made the camry even more $$ relative to taurus) So looking only at the resale diff after 11 years, driving the taurus cost about $10 more a month. Pretty cheap if you actually liked the taurus more than the camry. I agree with PowerShift..get the car you like. Any price differences between vehicles in the same category are likely to be small over the long term versus being shackled with a car you don't enjoy.
 

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I would kill for an autocross track that was as open as that one is! Our local ones are so compact and tight, I get lost and lap times suffer horribly. Looks dark there as well, wonder if it rained while they were there. The Fiesta sure looks sexy next to the Yaris. :D
 

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Autocrossing in Yarises? What are they trying to do, kill the reporters? :D
 
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