I have a 120 mile commute roughly two to three days a week. It would be perfect for testing a Fiesta since I would be doing highway, interstate and city streets. Just call in to the white lab coats on a weekly basis and report to them whats what and how everything is. Give Sam my 2 cents along with it and how well the testing goes. Any problems happen I have like four Ford Dealerships within 30 miles of me two within 15.
I too have a reasonable commute two days a week. I can promise Ford that I would be UNYIELDING in my honest obbservations about the Fiesta. There is no better medicine for Ford than brute honesty from a potential buyer.
I'd apply for a stint in the NA sedan as part of any potential movement, part 2. Having said that, I'm sure I would not be what Ford would want in an agent given my situation and lack of social media exposure. Regardless, my wife strongly favors sedans over hatchbacks so at least I could try to see if the sedan's looks could grow on me during a long term stay. I cannot see myself giving the sedan a whole lot of consideration once both are on dealer lots since I've always been a small hatch guy (even if I like pickups and play devil's advocate for SUVs as well ). Of course, if there were a sedan around, she may change from supporting my choosing of the car I want to compromising to the sedan version. I'm just hoping the Fiesta remains at the top of my list for the next 18 months or so. The next Focus and potentially even a Mazda could compete since they are rumored to be considering adding diesel options for the US.
Despite my interest in purchasing a blue hatchback when the real version comes out, I would love to do the fiesta movement with a sedan. I hope the fact that I almost was selected last time for fiesta movement gives me an advantage to get one this time.
Seriously Marc, spill the beans, how probable is it that this could happen?