Ford Fiesta 2011 Review

Ford says the Fiesta is Europe's best-selling car so far this year, but there hasn't been a U.S. model that has carried that name since 1980. What's more, America is not Europe, and despite an uptick in entry-level models, our tolerance for the tiny car remains in doubt. Ford wagers this: The new Fiesta is nimble and fuel efficient, sharply styled and well appointed. But in a segment where some competitors have managed to fit big room into a small car, this one remains cramped.

In effect, the Fiesta has plenty of sizzle — but you'll have to give up some space. My prediction? America is about to get a little more European.

With a manual or automatic transmission, the front-wheel-drive Fiesta sedan comes as a sedan or hatchback. Sedan trims comprise the S, SE or SEL; the hatchback comes as an SE or SES. Click here to compare them.

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Rear suspension/final drive unit rear mounting (Saloon, Hatchback and Estate models) - renewal
Note: From May 1986, revised rear suspension/final drive unit rear mounting bolts have been used in production. Whenever the earlier type of bolts are removed, they should be discarded and the lat ...

Rear seats
WARNINGS: When folding the seatbacks down, take care not to get your fingers caught between the seatback and seat frame. Make sure that the seats and the seatbacks are secure and fully engaged ...

Door window regulator - removal and refitting
Removal 1 Remove the door inner trim panel. 2 Where necessary for improved access, peel back the waterproof plastic sheet from the door. 3 Lower the window until the lower support channel is vis ...