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As soon as they get them? I have already admonsihed my dealer that my car is not to be used as a playtoy or demo whilst they install the dealer options....It's mine....no touchy! I don't want more than about 6 or 7 miles on it max. My 2008 Focus had 4 on it.
 

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You can contact dealers to negotiate prices now if you want. People are anticipating them anyday.
 

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are people really buying these cars sight unseen? why?
Yes some of are buying the NA version unseen. I have seen the EU version and loved it, my hubby even test drove one. I am buying it on the reputation of Ford in EU with this vehicle, the fuel efficiency, and just how friggin COOL it is!
 

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are people really buying these cars sight unseen? why?
Sort of, and because I want one. :p

It's not like it's a completely blind deal. The European version has been a great success, and we've been waiting for it to come over here. The thought of an automatic trans that gets better MPG than the manual caught my interest. This car is for my wife, and she cannot drive a stick. She drives around a bit for her job, and the fuel saved will help make the payments. In our case, our kids moved out of the house and we no longer have a need for a car the size of the Impala we just sold. Time for something smaller. This car just seems to be the right car at the right time for us.
 

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are people really buying these cars sight unseen? why?
We're not very bright!:rolleyes:

In my case, I put no money down and I can walk away if I don't like it.:D

My problem is I'm quickly reaching my milage limit on my trade in, in which case the dealer can walk away form our agreed on trade in price.:eek: Today I get an email from my Fiesta rep that said it was shipped. The dealer told me it was shipped eight days ago. Also was told figure on three weeks to Minneasota from Mexico. I'm not going to make it.:(

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We're not very bright!:rolleyes:

In my case, I put no money down and I can walk away if I don't like it.:D

My problem is I'm quickly reaching my milage limit on my trade in, in which case the dealer can walk away form our agreed on trade in price.:eek: Today I get an email from my Fiesta rep that said it was shipped. The dealer told me it was shipped eight days ago. Also was told figure on three weeks to Minneasota from Mexico. I'm not going to make it.:(

Dan
Is your Corvair a show car only? If not, drive it instead of your soon-to-be trade-in. ;)
 

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are people really buying these cars sight unseen? why?
Because you can't find a better car for the money that is as fun to drive, looks as good, or has this much heritage. I have loved the Fiesta for a very long time, and loved the MK7 since it was the Verve Concept at Geneva. It is simply the very best.
 

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are people really buying these cars sight unseen? why?
yes and no. I test drove some EU Fiestas last year during the Fiesta movement. I sat in a NA Fiesta at the Detroit Auto Show in January. I test-drove a NA Fiesta when mine was delivered to the dealership then bought it the next day. also when I ordered mine, no "deposit" money changed hands.
 

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My dealer, Doug Stanley Ford in DeSoto, TX will have one in on or about July 2, then some more in after the 4th.
 

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yes and no. I test drove some EU Fiestas last year during the Fiesta movement. I sat in a NA Fiesta at the Detroit Auto Show in January. I test-drove a NA Fiesta when mine was delivered to the dealership then bought it the next day. also when I ordered mine, no "deposit" money changed hands.
Please share with us your opinion of your new Fiesta?
 

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I'm glad dealers are getting them because I'm eager to hear the results of the crash tests. They use cars bought off the dealers' lots to rate them.
 

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Is your Corvair a show car only? If not, drive it instead of your soon-to-be trade-in. ;)
It has collector plates, not allowed to drive it to work. I drive by a hidding police car about every other day. Same with my insurance on it, not for primary transportation. Also I work in a factory, I don't care to get into a 120 degree car with black vinyl seats after working 12 hours in very warm work area. That's one of the reasons I'm getting rid of my Matrix. The A/C isn't very good.

And lastly, the Ford Fiesta sight said,"Coming Spring 2010"

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Please share with us your opinion of your new Fiesta?
It's awesome. it's really quiet. too quiet. It needs a burbling exhaust system to wake up the neighbors. the suspension is firm but supple. it needs to be lowered. I'm coming from a lowered Saturn SC with a loud intake and exhaust system so I'm getting used to the quietness and the higher h-point of the Fiesta. the auto-locking and pull-the-inside-handle unlocking is cool too. in the Saturn when you lock the doors you have to unlock them or pulling the inside door handle doesn't open the door. the Fiesta's electric steering is nice. it's heavy enough to feel the road unlike some other cars I've driven with electric power steering that offered zero feedback. again the Fiesta doesn't make any sound when steering unlike my Saturn power steering pump that you could hear at times. not having to deal with a pump and fluid is a bonus. the brakes are firm. I haven't come close to engaging the ABS yet but I'm not a brake slammer. this is the first car that I've owned that had ABS and traction control. it will be interesting to see how AdvanceTrac behaves when I autocross it. that's also a new feature to me and so far I haven't gotten it to engage on the street... which you shouldn't be doing anyway :D the engine is smooth and peppy but I haven't given it the boot yet since my Fiesta only has 250 miles on it now. We'll see after the 1000 mile "break-in". the rear seat head restraints block some of the rear visibility and may need to be removed to fold down the rear seats depending on the position of the front seats. I don't recall if the EU ones were that tall? oh well something to get used to or remove when I don't have rear seat passengers.
 

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the rear seat head restraints block some of the rear visibility and may need to be removed to fold down the rear seats depending on the position of the front seats. I don't recall if the EU ones were that tall? oh well something to get used to or remove when I don't have rear seat passengers.
You're right, the EU Fiesta has different rear headrests:



The EU-spec actually appears to lack the center head restraint! That surprises me; I thought a center headrest was pretty much standard issue in every new car nowadays. Nice of DEARBOOORRRRRRN!!!!11!! to add one, though the huge outboard headrests are a bit overkill, IMO.

Although this EU Fiesta has a center headrest so I dunno what the deal is:



Also nice to hear about the quietness of the car, that's one of the (many) things that draws me to the Fiesta! ;)
 

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You're right, the EU Fiesta has different rear headrests
From looking at the pics it appears that the center headrest on the US model is the same headrest that comes on the Euro-spec car. Now the big question is are they interchangeable? (ie: will the Euro headrests fit the US car?)
 
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