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I was wondering whether the Fiesta is compatible with e85 fuel.
 

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The Fiesta is not compatible with E85.
 

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It won't use E85 but I heard that it will take E20. That's important, because the gov. is considering upping the max amount of ethanol allowed in regular gas to 15%. Right now, any gas you buy could be up to 10% ethanol.
 

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Yeah smart, here the Gov't is pushing for fuel Economy and then wants to Raise the Ethanol Levels in states that run Ethanol. Smart move there people, Ethanol is expensive to make and lessens a cars fuel economy.
 

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The thing I saw about E20 was in a video form the Bangkok auto show, but that car has the same engine/transmission as ours.

Maybe the label means it prefers E10 but will take anything up to E19.
 

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Yeah smart, here the Gov't is pushing for fuel Economy and then wants to Raise the Ethanol Levels in states that run Ethanol. Smart move there people, Ethanol is expensive to make and lessens a cars fuel economy.

Not to mention that it is corrosive so that it is difficult to send through pipelines, and with amounts over 10% will likely cause damage to older vehicles fuel seals and lines that were only meant to handle the old 10% amount.
 

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Yeah I was explaining that to the lady when I read about it and forgot about it at the time of my rant. Yup, which means those running relics of the 80's are in a heap of problems.
 

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Yeah I was explaining that to the lady when I read about it and forgot about it at the time of my rant. Yup, which means those running relics of the 80's are in a heap of problems.
I am surprised that Ford has not made this vehicle able to handle the STUPID and ill thoughtout mandate of E20 that the lobbyists and congress are going to force on the American people....

I really feel for folks that own cars that only can cope with E10 or less because there are going to be lots of owners that are left without a working vehicle after this E20 is at the pumps....:(

I wonder what Ford's "official response" to the implimentation of e20 is? anyone know this?
 

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I expressed my concerns in a very polite manner. Doubt it will get heard.
 

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I expressed my concerns in a very polite manner. Doubt it will get heard.
It's pretty depressing because most of the time because unless you are a very influential lobbyist stroking some congressman with lots of bucks you probably won't be heard but you'll never be listened to when it comes to issues like these.
 

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We've had an E85 fuel minivan since 1999, two gas stations sell it less than five minutes away, never once bought any. The numbers just don't work. Let the free market decide. A very green friend of mine (an engineer) doesn't even use it. My brother inlaw who works for the state of Minnesota, drives a state car, hates it. The cars don't run well. They don't start when it gets real cold. Uses normal gas in winter, even those he is susposed to use E85.

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E85 is great fuel in a boosted application, you can turn up the boost to insane amounts because its of higher octane, see the CCXR.
 
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