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According to specs the SFE package includes:
• Rear Tire Deflectors
• Underbody Shields
• Blockers on Lower Grille
• 15" P195/60R15 T Rated Tire
• 15" Painted Aluminum Wheel
• Spare Wheel and Wheel Cap
• Speed Control

Do you imagine any of these body parts being painted? I want a manual transmission Fiesta but Ford doesn't offer the SFE on the stick shift (!?) model. I had an idea of ordering most of the parts (except the tires, and wheels - I want 16", and speed control) on the SE.

PS: Anyone have any idea what the rear tire deflectors might look like? The closest thing I picture in my mind are the rear wheel covers on the Honda Insight.
 

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I don't think it'd be hard to order these parts at all. In fact a saavy dealer would probably be alright with ordering them for you.

I also don't think these will be painted. I could be entirely wrong. However this is a package targeted directly at economy, so I don't think they'd bother painting the deflectors or body shields.
 

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I have small deflectors on the EU Fiesta I am driving, they are approx 2" long and stick out 1/2".
 

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I don't see this package being a high volume item--I suspect it mostly exists so they can advertise 40 MPG highway.

You can get the alloys, cruise, and a spoiler in the Sport Appearance Package.
 

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I don't see this package being a high volume item--I suspect it mostly exists so they can advertise 40 MPG highway.

You can get the alloys, cruise, and a spoiler in the Sport Appearance Package.
My thought exactly.

I would like to know what the normal PowerShift version is rated. I usually get better than advertised highway mileage out of my cars, but in the last couple of years that's largely been due to driving so slow (66 mph usually). I would like to know what I could expect from the PowerShift version, driven at a steady 66 mph on a flat expressway. In warm weather in my Mazda3 (with some mods that help fuel efficiency probably about 2 mpg), I used to hit 38 mpg in pure expressway driving at this speed. I was hoping to get mid-40s out of the car's replacement, whatever it ends up being.
 

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I believe the regular Powershift is rated for 38 highway vs. 40.

They're probably using every trick in the book to get the SFE to 39.5, and then round up. In the real world I wouldn't be surprised if the difference was a single MPG. If so, or even if it is two, the payback would be longer than you'll own the car unless you drive a huge number of miles. I seriously doubt the SFE is worth the money. Just a good MPG number for the ads.

I do wish someone could clear one thing up for me: does the regular Fiesta have no spare, but the SFE does? The Ford info suggests this is the case. Maybe because the regular tires are run flats (though this isn't stated), but for the SFT these are ditched to save rotating mass? Just a WAG, hoping for real info.
 

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Per the order guide found here:

http://fiestafaction.com/forums/2011-fiesta-facts/30628-2011-ford-fiesta-order-guide.html

Fiesta S has steel mini spare (page 2)
Fiesta SE sedan with SFE package has aluminum mini spare (page 5)

I suspect the sedan needed the Al spare to get in the same test weight class as the hatch with the steel spare. Since the sedan is called out specifically, I suspect the SFE hatch has a steel mini spare. The Al will cost more so they'll put it in as few cars as possible. Potential weight save for lotus-phile hatch owners who still want to have the security of carrying a spare :)

Also notice AL spare for sedan with powershift in the sport package. Probably for same reason.
 

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Thanks for the link. I was hoping the order guide would answer some of my other questions but, alas, no additional info from it.

It doesn't list the spoiler on the SEL sedan for some reason. On fordvehicles.com they show a deckled (sp.) spoiler in the standard features list.
 

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Do we have a price difference for the SFE package? I must not have looked at the builder carefully enough. I expected the price difference would be quite small, in which case, if it really is a 2 mpg difference (and I agree, that's probably a big "if"), it could definitely pay off for me, especially if gas goes back up to $4 a gallon. 2 mpg is not insignificant when you drive 170 miles round trip on the expressway 3 or 4 times a week.
 

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The SFE Package costs $795. Aside from underbody aero enhancements, it includes cruise and alloy wheels.

The Sport Appearance Package also includes these features, plus a rear spoiler on the sedan. It costs $495 on the sedan, $255 on the hatch (which has a standard rear spoiler). Seems too cheap, so maybe the alloys are actually standard on the SE?

Either way, the SFE Package's extra bits appear to cost $540. Seems steep to me.
 

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Either way, the SFE Package's extra bits appear to cost $540. Seems steep to me.
You're right. They are.


Seems like marketing baloney to me.
 

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Hi -- New here.
I ordered a 2011 Fiesta sedan with the SFE package, so I will get answers to all these questions soon. I am a little disappointed by the sketchy information about this package. There are no pictures of the body enhancements anywhere that I could find. There was also a mention somewhere of some computer (ECU) enhancements. No details on that either. In the end, I decided to order the package anyway because fuel economy is the whole reason for this car's purchase in the first place. That, and I hate mysteries. The car is for my wife, and she will not learn to drive a stick, so the powershift transmission seemed like a good fit as well.
 

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Where you select the SFE package on the Buildit site, there is a button labeled Details. There is a photo there.
 

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Where you select the SFE package on the Buildit site, there is a button labeled Details. There is a photo there.
I used the "build it" feature when I ordered mine. The 'details' photo doesn't really show anything different than a standard sedan. It seems to be a generic stock photo. It doesn't show the detail I'm looking for anyway.
 

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I ordered the SFE package on my SE hatchback because the salesman said it was necessary in order to get Cruise Control. Later they changed the wheels back to the 15 inch and took $400 off the price. Told me the SFE ones were no longer available. I am beginning to suspect that the SFE package may be partly responsible for the long delivery delay.
 

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I do wish someone could clear one thing up for me: does the regular Fiesta have no spare, but the SFE does?
The SE non-SFE tires are regular 185/60/15 tires (not run-flats), though they are a fairly new model (Kumho Solus KH25).

The SFE tires are 195/60/15 tires (Hankook something). This size is about 2% larger than the non-SFE sizes (effectively 2% higher gearing).

The SE non-SFE does include a compact spare tire on a steel wheel. Note that cruise control, aluminum wheels (excluding the spare), and spoiler (for the sedan, already standard on the hatchback) can be gotten in the Sport Appearance Package on the SE.
 

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All will be answered soon. My Fiesta is so close I can taste it. ETA is TODAY, and the VVR shows it to be close to home. I am expecting a call from the dealer any time now. I will try to get some pictures of the unique bits included with the SFE package. There was a definite lack of pictoral information about this package in the sales literature and on the web.
 
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