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I'm trading in my escape when my fiesta arrives. While the escape gets decent mpg for it's class, I'm still only averaging around 20mpg. The jump is making the wait hurt especially since in 2 weeks I'll begin my weekly 360mi round trip to RI and back

Anyone trading in a guzzler?
 

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Well, I was daily driving an old Volvo station wagon that is now my occasional use cargo hauler. That only got 27mpg (fortunately, it had a manual transmission; the old style automatic transmissions of the time would have made it even slower and significantly thirstier).

The Fiesta (manual) gets 40-41mpg in the same type of driving (with better ride and handling, less noise, working air conditioner, better acceleration, modern safety equipment).
 

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I guess it depends on how ya look at it,

I am trading up and down.

Up because I'm back in a Ford, it gets great gas mileage and its cheaper overall.

Down because I'm going from a fully loaded sports car with every option to an economy car, lol.
 

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I guess it depends on how ya look at it,

I am trading up and down.

Up because I'm back in a Ford, it gets great gas mileage and its cheaper overall.

Down because I'm going from a fully loaded sports car with every option to an economy car, lol.
I guess I am considering the same... my commute to work now is about 300miles a week and its killing me, I need to fill up twice a week now. My big mistake was to get the car I always wanted ACURA TL TYPE S amazing car Luxury style options and power. Had the car for 3 years its all been paid off finally and my job relocated making the commute longer now and more miles. I was looking into hybrids like Prius, Insight, maybe even FIT. So the question now is downgrade this fully loaded car to save on gas or bite the bullet. So far I like the styling and the looks of the fiesta and of course the MPG's are a plus, what i dont like is it might be too tight cramped seats and obviously no power going from a 300hp car to 120hp so that will be a major driving experience difference. Right now im doing around 18city and if I try to hypermile a sports car on the highway lol i just about get 31-33hwy which im impressed but avg22-23mpg between both. Well good luck on all who have gotten them already and I am still looking forward to see some more home made personal reviews in terms of performance, audio, mpg, etc.
 

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I was a little torn on my deal...

I traded in my 2005 Mustang GT Premium (with upgrades). I was torn to let it go but a change in employment in 2009 necessitated it. I tried to sell it out right but for the life of me I couldn't; no one is really buying performance cars these days unless they got a fat wallet. So I traded down in that the Mustang was a really fun car to drive and up because the Fiesta is getting awesome MPG.:(:)
 

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I'm trading in a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS, loaded with all options except navigation. The main reason for the trade is that the Lancer absolutely SUCKS in the snow. 18 inch low profile tires, NO traction control, NO stability control, and a CVT transmission that gets overheated really quick and shuts down when spinning the tires in the slippery stuff.

I've always preferred small cars and don't need a 4WD or AWD vehicle year round. I had traction control in my old Hyundai Elantra and it was all I needed to get around in winter.
 

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definitely a step up!

I feel like I'm in a luxury car compared to what I traded in. It was a basic model 2003 Saturn VUE with 135k miles and I hadn't had AC for over a year! I couldn't afford to get the AC fixed because everything else was breaking down. My Fiesta has a much more comfortable interior, more standard features, gets waaaaay better gas mileage, not to mention the great AC and a warranty on practically everything. :p Even though it's a step down in size it's a big step up!
 

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Here's what I traded in for my Fiesta.




I'm getting ready to relocate to a school that will have me commuting 60 miles round trip for the first 6 1/2 weeks, and then 30 miles round trip for about a year afterward.

I figured the boost from an average of 15 mpg (got down between 9mpg and 12 mpg in mainly city driving. Best ever was 19 mpg and that happened only once) to approximately 38 mpg (the commute will be a fair mix of city and highway driving where I'm going, the stop-and-go will kill the mileage unfortunately) would help out at the pump :D

That, and I rarely used it as a truck anyway. That 5.9L V8 made freeway onramps fun though :cool:
 

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this is what i got rid of for my fiesta



it just wasn't cutting it in the reliability factor. i'm a mechanic and even i couldn't keep up with the repairs!!
 

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I traded in my 2000 Saturn SW2. She had 80k miles on her, and was starting to decline to the point that I didn't want to pump any serious money into her... I never tracked the actual MPG I got with that car, but it seemed to do well. Few trips to the pump. It was a good little car, and was like a tank in the snow. The Saturn was my very first car - and I will miss it, but I L-O-V-E my Fiesta!!!!!

 

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I went from a 1995 Ford Explorer to my Fiesta. I was getting about 15-18 mpg now I'm getting about twice that. It sucks getting into a payment, but the reliability and mpg more than make up for it. I do miss the extra space for hauling stuff though.
 

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Actually, I knew about the Fiesta (saw the car at Ford World Headquarters years ago) and wanted it about a few years ago.

My lease on my 2008 Lincoln MKX ran out last Oct 2009.

I purchased a junk 1992 Olds Achieva with 80K miles on it late Sept 2009 then turned in my MKX before I went over the mileage limit.

Unfortunately, the Olds blew its engine after about 5 months. So I rented my brother-in-law's Grand Marquis for about 5 months until my Fiesta came in July 2010.

After those 2 vehicles, the Fiesta was a "trade way up"!!!!!

P.S. My supposed friend bought me a XMas shirt that stated "Everyone Remain Calm I'm An Under-Achieva".
 

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Traded in this 2004 Dodge Stratus:



Comfortable and stylish, but didn't make sense with all the heavy traffic driving I do now (I used to do a lot more highway).

So far the Fiesta is getting a remarkable 10 mpg better than the Stratus, and all I'm really giving up is back seat room, which I hardly use anyway.
 

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I traded in my 2000 Saturn SW2. She had 80k miles on her, and was starting to decline to the point that I didn't want to pump any serious money into her... I never tracked the actual MPG I got with that car, but it seemed to do well. Few trips to the pump. It was a good little car, and was like a tank in the snow. The Saturn was my very first car - and I will miss it, but I L-O-V-E my Fiesta!!!!!

Got one identical to it, 105K on the odometer, still running like a champ. Seems to average anywhere between 31 and 33 on the highway.

I will admit, it's nickled and dimed me a little bit here and there, but I like it.

Can't blame you for upgrading to the Fiesta though, and believe me, when the Grand C-Max is released, the Saturn will be departing and the Grand C-Max will be arriving :D
 

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this is what im trading in, gonna miss it a little but i wont miss the 25mpg combined i was getting, or the bumpy ride, or my sore knee from stop an go traffic, the clutch i installed was too stiff :/ but it had a good run :)


w7 by tice23, on Flickr
 

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Traded in a 1999 Dodge Neon. It was on its last leg... it had many things wrong with it that weren't worth it to repair. If the local Ford Dealer did not have a minimum $2000 trade in I would probably still be suffering with that car.
 

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i sold my 2002 land rover discovery before i bought my fiesta. it took 3 months to get a committed buyer but it paid off.

now i go from 12mpg to 40 :)
now i pay 12 bucks for windshield wipers v.s. 100 bucks (saves money on repairs)
i have a more functional car
i have a fun driving car
i have a more ideal car :)
 

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I traded in my 2009 Ford Flex SEL. I loved the Flex, but I only got about 17mpg with it. I do miss all of the room in the Flex, but we only have one child, so the Fiesta is enough. My husband has a 2010 Mustang, so we're a Ford family for sure. :)
 

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I traded up in some ways, down in some.

I'm coming from a 2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited with AWD. I didn't trade it in, still own the 500 but getting rid of it soon.

The trade up - I was getting 8-9mpg :eek:

My fiesta has 200 miles on her now but the little computer says she's only getting between 15.0-15.7 mpg (city driving). . Anyone know how long the break in period is, and when I should start seeing better mpg's?
 

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My fiesta has 200 miles on her now but the little computer says she's only getting between 15.0-15.7 mpg (city driving). . Anyone know how long the break in period is, and when I should start seeing better mpg's?
I'd reset the computer because your car probably idled a lot before it got to you so you'd get a better idea of what you are currently getting without all that idling weighing your average down. If you have the automatic, typically when you get over 1,000 miles, the transmission has learned how you drive by then and the fuel economy goes up. If you live in the northern part of the country, I've been experiencing a 10-20% hit in fuel economy when the temperature is below 30.
 
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