Fiesta!

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Small car lovers of the world, rejoice! Small car lovers of America, break out the freaking Dom. Pictures released yesterday (sorry, I was out trying to get a "real" job) indicate that FoMoCo's gone from zero to hero with their next gen Fiesta. Although Ford's European offerings (and the Focus in America when it was first released) were among the best steers in their respective classes, they were about as visually appealing as fish sticks. The new production pics indicate something more along the lines of pan-seared Chilean sea bass. Unlike the Chevy Volt, the new Ford Fiesta has a high probability of hitting the North America market in 2010. Chances are we'll see an hecho en Mexico sedan. And in a rare break with tradition, the production Fiesta will maintain the "alien's face" style dash from the Verve concept. Although the Fiesta faces formidable competition– Fit, Yaris, Versa, Accent, Aveo and Spectra– the sooner Ford's gets into the game, the sooner they can claw back some cred in the vital value arena.[View a Pixamo slide show of the new Fiesta here.]
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  • TriShield TriShield on Feb 15, 2008

    Why is it we all beg for Ford and GM's foreign products and when they actually deliver them we suddenly don't like them? When this car gets here it will be picked over to death by sites like this and may not fare well in sales despite being a good car. Pretty much every time a Ford or GM Euro-car gets here it fails. The Saturn Astra (as great a car as it is) looks like it will repeat history. Why would this be any different?

  • 50merc 50merc on Feb 15, 2008

    Can someone in the back seat see anything out the side window other than sky?

  • Johnster Johnster on Feb 15, 2008
    Justin Berkowitz: Although the Fiesta faces formidable competition– Fit, Yaris, Versa, Accent, Aveo and Spectra– the sooner Ford's gets into the game, the sooner they can claw back some cred in the vital value arena. Unless Ford screws it up, the competition isn't all that formidable. Of the cars mentioned, only the Fit (and possibly the Versa) provide strong competition. But yes, it is a much-needed and much-welcome addition to Ford's lineup.

  • CarShark CarShark on Feb 15, 2008
    Why is it we all beg for Ford and GM’s foreign products and when they actually deliver them we suddenly don’t like them? It's not that enthusiasts didn't like those Euro offerings. It's just that the average person saw them as expensive.

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