• Aug 12, 2005

Ford Fiesta
If you want a Fiesta in the US, the best place to get one is in Mexico. Or at least that is Ford's plan, to fill in the Ford line below the Focus. Ford builds a four door version of the European Fiesta at its plant in Cuatitlan. That vehicle is sold in the Mexican market but Ford also builds a hatchback and crossover based on the Fiesta in Brazil. In 2008 or 2007, Ford plans to move production of the Ecosport to Mexico. While Ford has not decided to bring any version of its south of the border Fiestas to the U.S., it would be at least 2008 before we see one. No pricing decisions have been made either, but you can expect something priced around $10,000.



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      • 9 Years Ago
      The Polo still exists and is between the (new) Fox and Golf as far as size goes.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It's the next big thing if gas prices stay high and from what I have read 2006 will see $100 a barrel oil. "It looks like a Focus that someone left in the dryer too long, but that's not a bad thing." You are close -- many would be happy to drive a dryer on wheels. Take in laundry at their parking lot. ;)
      • 9 Years Ago
      I think it's a great idea. Fiestas sell well here in Germany and I think it'd be a hit with young people in the US. To the person above who mentioned Lupos, the name Lupo name went the way of the dodo this year and has been replaced by the Fox (at least in Germany) and it's quite ugly.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm with Robert- Ford hasn't brought over the Euro C1 Focus because the Focus is their low end offering. To say that the US focus is long in the tooth is a severe understatement at best.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It looks like a Focus that someone left in the dryer too long, but that's not a bad thing. I wonder if the one they would bring here will be the current design or a new one?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I just hope they use a different name than Fiesta/Festiva/Aspire if they bring it over. People have long memories. The problem with moving the Foci up market (And C1 based) is the Fusion. Fiesta/Focus/Fusion/Five Hundred leaves a lot of overlap, and they could run into the same issue they had with the Taurus/Contour where they cannibalized each others sales.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I dont care about any ford. This fiesta is probably not to do good because it is too much like a focus. Ford still has not recalled all needed vehicles with the fire problem. Their company should go down to, well you know!
      • 9 Years Ago
      The more sub compacts the better...and this car better get more then 35mpg. My 94 civic gets 32-33... I need more of a reason then 3mpg to spend 10k on a new car. That's why I'm waiting for the new echo and fit to see what their mpg is. Weather its a lupo, polo, or if the FOX is back...bring it over here to the states. I had a FOX and it was the best car I ever had, and it got 31mpg.
      • 9 Years Ago
      YES!!! I've been saying for years Ford should bring the Fiesta. If they sell the Fiesta in the low end (profitable at $10k) it takes pressure off the Focus, whoch was nenver designed for the bottom segment. If the Focus can have a starting price of $14k instead of $11k they can de-cheapen it and make it as great as it was meant to be. As it is even though they only sell a few >$14k Foci all of them, including a loaded >$20k ST have to suffer from things like interiors built from Fisher-Price grade plastic. The Focus, if equipped like it is in Europe, wouldn't just be competition for Civic & Corolla, it would be competition for Accord & Camry!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hopefully Ford will have learned the lesson of the Mazda3. If you sell a great car at a decent price, people will buy it in droves.
      • 9 Years Ago
      If gas stays at its current level through the end of this year, I wouldn't be surprised to see Ford and others start raiding their European and Asian bins for more fuel efficient and even smaller cars. They are going to have to get something on the market to replace the big trucks that just won't be affordable with three dollar gas.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This is actually the best looking car of that size and price I've seen so far. Taut, handsome lines, a nice overall shape, good graphics. If I can't have a Clio this would do well.
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