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I ask this because most models just coming off a major redesign experience some "first year" gremlins and possible recalls. Additionally the plant producing the North American Fiesta is new at producing such a car. Previously this plant produced heavy duty F-Series trucks and is currently being retooled to produce the all new Fiesta. I'm just curious if anyone here is concerned about having problems with their new Fiesta buying it during the first year cycle. Right now I'm thinking of possibly waiting till the 2012 model year for 2 reasons: 1.) will most likely get a better deal, and 2.) bugs, if any will be taken care of.

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I may buy very early assuming I like the way the US spec car turns out. I've always wanted to buy the hot car while its still hot and this looks like a great chance. I don't expect incentives but I think it will be worth spending a little extra. Also, Ford's new model launches have been mostly flawless the past several years.
 

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I was very much intending on getting a Fiesta, but now that the Cash for Clunkers bill has passed and runs up in September or so, I don't know if I'll be able to wait. My Jeep is probably only worth $3k or so and the C4C money makes a next-three-months purchase much more palatable. Also, I really like that Ford has been so aggressive with marketing and making the Fiesta known, but I feel like I've kind of overloaded on it and I'm sick of hearing so much great stuff about the car and then hearing that it probably won't be on sale here for another year.

So, to answer the question, I was absolutely planning on buying one of these the first day they showed up on the lot, but now idunno, I'm going to test-drive a Fit and if it's good (and I hear it's quite good), that might be what I end up buying.
 

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As long as the redesigned nose is not an epic fail, I will most likely buying a white 5-door when they come out. I may wait if there is a chance of a ST or RS coming out the following year.
 

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I plan to buy in the spring/summer/early 2011 which should still be part of the long first model year. After experiencing the first year issues of the 1998 New Beetle first hand, I do understand the concerns that people may raise. However, my father has owned 1st year Fords with no problems, and by the time I get around to putting in my order there will have been nearly a year of production and probably a shut down with an update to correct any problems. I am confident Ford and the workers at Cuautitlán will produce a quality product; if the design and features end up being less than hoped for, the plan could change of course.
 

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and by the time I get around to putting in my order there will have been nearly a year of production and probably a shut down with an update to correct any problems.
What if they facelift the car, like they did with the Focus? *shudder*
 

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What if they facelift the car, like they did with the Focus? *shudder*
The horror, the horror. I can't imagine any substantive changes will be made to the car between launch and the time I'm ready to place the order. Possibly some updated electronics or the like should TSBs become an issue, but not styling. Options packages, colors, wheels, and such could change between the 2011 model year and 2012 model year which means I'll be looking for as much information as possible on those changes. Either way, I'm looking forward to it.
 

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I am planning on either next year, or possibly holding off until 2011 for a performance model if they make it. I am no fears of "first year gremlins" and I have found all the really neat stuff is done in the first year. My 2000 ZX3 had all sorts of little things that vanished from the 2001 Focus. You may get more options, but usually less attention to detail as time goes on. It is a hard balance. Driving the Fiesta is so much fun, I may not be able to wait for the performance model, and have to get one right away. Did that with my focus and was happy.
 

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I am very seriously considering a first year Fiesta (Caveat: If the "US Translation" is as good as the Euro one), especially if an EcoBoost engine is offered. But like Bryan, if it looks like an ST version is in the works and not too far off I may wait for that. The Fiesta w/ the 1.6 EB engine would be the definition of Hot Hatch! Please Ford PLEASE!!!
 
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