AUTOMOTIVE INSIGHT: Ford Fiesta Is Terrific Small Car

September 23rd, 2008 at 10:38am

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The new Ford Fiesta is a terrific small car that is going to stun a lot of the company’s competitors.

I just got a chance to drive the European version of the new Ford Fiesta, which will be in showrooms here in two years time. And it’s such a good B-class car that companies like Toyota and Honda are going to have to tear it down to see what makes it so good.

This car is remarkably quiet, it’s fun to drive, and the interior materials and quality are far better than cars that cost a lot more. This is the first car to come out of Ford’s new global product development process, and if this is any indication of what’s to come, Ford is going to soon have an impressive line-up of vehicles in its showrooms.

Of course, the Fiesta is still two years away before it will available here, and a lot of other competitors will be out by then. But the new Fiesta is a sure sign that Ford can build cars like the best of them.

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4 Comments to “AUTOMOTIVE INSIGHT: Ford Fiesta Is Terrific Small Car”

  1. a. dale jarvis Says:

    Why does it have to take 2 years to get a car like this to the american market? Nevermind, I know the answer.

  2. John Says:

    Why does the U.S. market have to wait two years?

  3. William R. Walling Says:

    “You too can create a small fleet of superlative media ‘demonstration’ vehicles with little effort!”
    Notable qualities typically go missing during concept or preparatory vehicle conversion for large volume production.
    Recall, a desirable, cost effective, novel, QUALITY product IS that which intrigues GLOBAL clientèle.
    I honestly don’t know which required this latest round of ‘dog and pony’ shows from Detroit, the U.S. Government loan or forthcoming Auto show efforts.
    Likely BOTH …

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