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well, at least it looks like the turn signals in the mirror may be staying. Those pictures confirm that focus wheels will fit, so that another good sign. There does appear to be some sort of a chrome bar sitting between the headlights where the Ford emblem is located. I hope that is not really slated for production. If it is, then the chrome bars have to go. Otherwise, looks good.

That May to December date is not the release date, it is the length of the Fiesta Movement and the Ride/Drive events.
 

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Latest spy pic above shows the antenna has been moved to the rear on the roof.Also noticed frameless wipers on this latest pic as well The previous spy pic had the antenna at the front and the old frame type wipers.

From the Ford Media release "Along with the vehicle drives, each test drive location will be a free wireless internet hotspot for visitors. This will allow visitors to share their Fiesta experiences immediately following the drive, providing the online community real-time updates about the test-drive events."

So does this mean we can see the comments from these test drivers on the Fiestamovement site as well I wonder??
 

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hmm, did not notice the wipers or the antenna. Perhaps the 5-door will have the antenna upfront and use the same stampings as the EU version. Sedan requires new stampings, so perhaps it will get the "Fusion" style rear mounted. Either are fine with me, but I like it better upfront. I just don't want an 05-09 Focus with a Fiesta badge. :)

As for US revealing, it could be as early as LA or as late as NY. Chicago and D-town are also options, but I would guess not in Detroit. LA or Chicago are my guesses.
 

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From the info given to us at orientation we were told June 2010 was the sale date. They might be doing test drives through December, but I don't think it will be that late for the release. No way.

I think that is when the Focus will be released, though.
 

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Dang, yo, June, seriously? Higgy-piggy that's a long wait. It's not even June 2009 yet. I sure hope you're right that they'll be selling earlier than 13 months from now, I don't know if my Jeep's transmission will hang on long enough for that late a sale date. I'd hate to get this worked up over the new Fiesta and end up in a Fit because of the long wait...
 

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June 2010 sounds much better then the last report I read from Ford of Mexico President, he stated that production would start September 2010. So June 2010 launch means the production would start around March 2010
 

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June 2010 sounds much better then the last report I read from Ford of Mexico President, he stated that production would start September 2010. So June 2010 launch means the production would start around March 2010
Well who knows with a company this large :confused: I was just going by what we were told, and I double checked the info they gave us in a folder (shows June).

The June date makes more sense too, I just can't see needing any more time than that...
 

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June 2010? My Dodge will probably have reverted to scrap metal and rubber by then.
Oh, you don't have to wait that long, Dodges come that way from the factory.





:) Hehe, just having fun with you.

I would really hope for ordering in Jan, and early arrivals coming in around March. That is just me talking, and no data to support.
 

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well, at least it looks like the turn signals in the mirror may be staying. Those pictures confirm that focus wheels will fit, so that another good sign. There does appear to be some sort of a chrome bar sitting between the headlights where the Ford emblem is located. I hope that is not really slated for production. If it is, then the chrome bars have to go. Otherwise, looks good.

That May to December date is not the release date, it is the length of the Fiesta Movement and the Ride/Drive events.
In regards to the chrome bars across the grille, unfortunately, if ford is going to follow it's own theme, it might look like a miniature version of the 2010 fusion grille. Let's hope it doesn't turn out that way.

If it does, let's have a shave our fiesta's chrome mustaches party...!
 

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I don't think the NA Fiesta will have the Fusion grille, but it may have something a little bit closer to the Verve sedan concept. The final Fusion design was most likely decided on years before the Fiesta was destined to come to the US. While that is not a gurantee we won't get the nasty chrome grille, it is a little more reasuring.

This weekend I met the designer of the 2010 GT500/Mustang and he said the design for the 2010 was locked in 2005. If the same holds true for the Fusion, its chrome grille was designed years before the Fiesta was slated for US consumers. With that being said, I don't think the chrome "bold moves" look will fit into "one Ford" that is currently going on. The chrome three bar grille should start to go away from the car line soon. The 2010 Taurus doesn't have it.

I can't elaborate on this too far, but there are some good things planned for the Fiesta in the next few model years. Nothing set in stone, but watch for what Ford Europe does, as it will set the stage.
 

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I don't think the NA Fiesta will have the Fusion grille, but it may have something a little bit closer to the Verve sedan concept. The final Fusion design was most likely decided on years before the Fiesta was destined to come to the US. While that is not a gurantee we won't get the nasty chrome grille, it is a little more reasuring.

This weekend I met the designer of the 2010 GT500/Mustang and he said the design for the 2010 was locked in 2005. If the same holds true for the Fusion, its chrome grille was designed years before the Fiesta was slated for US consumers. With that being said, I don't think the chrome "bold moves" look will fit into "one Ford" that is currently going on. The chrome three bar grille should start to go away from the car line soon. The 2010 Taurus doesn't have it.

I can't elaborate on this too far, but there are some good things planned for the Fiesta in the next few model years. Nothing set in stone, but watch for what Ford Europe does, as it will set the stage.
I like the way you think...
 

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I picked alot of good info and concepts from the people I met up with. When you are not the only manufacture plated car on display, you get to learn things. :)

BTW, the new SHO is awesome!
 
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