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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Carbon canister (models with catalytic converter) - removal and refitting
2.0 litre DOHC models 1 Where fitted, the carbon canister is located on the right-hand side of the engine compartment, underneath the coolant expansion tank. 2 Disconnect the battery negative lea ...

Luggage covers
WARNING: Do not place objects on the luggage cover. Pull out the cover and secure it in the retaining points. Release it from the retaining points and let it roll back into the case. Clip the ...

Child seat positioning
Child seat positions WARNINGS: For rearward facing child restraints in the front passenger seat, the front passenger airbag must be switched OFF. When using a child seat with a seat belt, make s ...