From what my reservation specialist told me today the first 600 that the dealers are claiming that they are getting for stock aren't going to be sold they are just so people can see the car and drive it. Then theses same cars will be the ones used for crash and EPA testing. The people that have reserved a vehicle are the ones that will get them first before dealer stock shows up but we will see what happens.So, they are building probably a few hundred a week now, but many people here still don't have a build date. If they aren't building these cars for us, who are they building them for?
Presentación del Ford Fiesta 2011 a los medios on Flickr - Photo Sharing!You can almost make out the price sticker on one one. It says 29/38 MPG. If that's a MT car, that means the real EPA rating match Ford's projections.
I noticed that some agents in the fiesta movement 2 has their cars swapped with US spec cars on Monday. So production did not just start this week, obviously. This was just a media event for marketing hype.Good to hear.
I still think the real Job one was in the last two weeks but today was the first day they could get all the corporate muckety-mucks down to Mexico for a ceremony.
So, they are building probably a few hundred a week now, but many people here still don't have a build date. If they aren't building these cars for us, who are they building them for?
Wall Street Journal says they'll be at this pace by the end of the month. At that point they'll certainly be done with the reported allotment of 3000 for the 600 dealers. Then they'll have 1600 reserved cars which they could build in less than a week.The Houston newspaper says the plant capacity is 180,000 Fiestas per year. Allowing for two weeks of downtime they should be able to build about 3,600 per week once they get up to full speed.
DUH!No, its 40 Miles per gallon. the line above it is 17 KM/Lt - Kilometers per litre. you seen in some reviews that they observed over 40 MPG, should see something more official about this in future.