Nice car! Nope, no 3-door for us on this side of the Atlantic. Maybe Ford's right, it probably wouldn't sell all that well in our SUV dominated market. Or maybe they've never sold well in the past because we've just never had the RIGHT small cars here?Hey guys/girls?
I'm new on your forum from the uk! I have a 09 reg fiesta zetec-s 1.6.
Not sure if you guys over the pond have this model or not so thought I'd upload sum pics !!
According to the UK owners' manual, the auto in UK is avail. ONLY with the 1.4L engine, so I can imagine it would be much slower than a 5-sp 1.6L. Any FMer's able to confirm/deny?There is no engine options only the 1.6 liter that is available in EU. We got a a different 5sp manual than EU though and it is geared more for MPG than performance ,based on post that I have read on here atleast. We also got a 6 speed automatic instead of the 4 speed that is available over there. I test drove the EU model manual and auto when they had the FiestaMovement over here and I can tell you that the auto in EU car sucks. I got the auto trans only when learning that it was better and had more power than the EU 4 speed.
You may be right on that, but that is STILL 25% better than the US automatic's rating of 40mpg, and 28% better than the US manual's 39mpg!! Since premium fuel here is about 10% more than regular, it would be more cost effective to tune for premium--plus better performance to boot!60 MPG-imperial = 50 MPG-us
In the US the parking sensors are dealer installed and cost 595 dollars (including installation/labor) for the 4 sensor version and 500 dollars (I think) for the 2 sensor version-As technically advanced and equipped as the US Fiesta is, the Euro model offers "park assist", power folding mirrors (ours move, but don't fold), and SYNC/Voice Recognition can control the climate control!