• Jan 14, 2009
Click above for high-res image gallery of the Ford Fiesta sedan

Ford will be launching its Fiesta subcompact in the U.S. market as a 2010 model and is looking to build up some hype ahead of the official debut. To that end, the Blue Oval is now accepting applications from regular people to get the car a bit early... for free, including gas, insurance and concierge service for the six month duration of the program. Good deal. Of course, there are a few stipulations: users must be web savvy enough to make a short video explaining why they'd be the right person to get the keys and must agree to accept "secret assignments" from "Ford Mission Control," whatever that may mean.

Want in? Click here for the full details, and do it quick – only 100 people will be chosen from what's sure to be lots of applicants. Oh, and tell 'em Autoblog sent you.


[Source: Fiesta Movement]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Will the Focus still be produced when this is released?

      If so I'm not sure where this fits in. The Focus seems to be the same size.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Focus is bigger.

        Focus, Civic : Fiesta, Fit
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ever since I showed my wife pictures of this car, she wanted it as her next daily driver. If I got to test drive this thing for six months, that'd pretty much sway her one way or the other to see if it's worth the money.

      Of course, I have absolutely no idea why Ford should pick me, aside from the reason that it might sway me to buy one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      We're in. Our video tells the tale of how a late 80's Fiesta saved our lives in Siberia during the Mongol Rally.

      Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wktMUat9Wao
      Website: http://www.fiestavus.com
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good god; that's hideous as a sedan. Where the fork is the hatchback?
      • 6 Years Ago
      That one ugly trunk.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ugh, why the hell do americans need a trunk on EVERYTHING. Just give us the hatch, and start to show people who worthless sedans are
        • 6 Years Ago
        They've already announced it will come in 3, 4, and 5 door models. Can you stop complaining now?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Mr. Oak: My wagon is one of the quietest cars I've ever owned, including a few sedans. While it's possible that the sedan version is a little quieter, my '05 Legacy GT Wagon is quite relaxing and quiet on long "grand touring" sorts of trips. Having the flexible cargo cover closed does make a difference in the sound, and if the cover does have a shorter life than the car it's replaceable. (I haven't experienced such a failure personally, but I've never kept a hatch with such a cover more than 9 years... is 9 years long enough to satisfy you?) As my one vehicle, I'll take a good wagon or hatch over a sedan because they're more practical and I generally prefer the shape.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed! hatches rule. When done right they look better than the sedans (see mazda3, mazda6) and they have more space. I prefer wagons over hatches but there are even fewer of those with any sport and a manual.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hatches are POS looking. What would you have, an RS6 sedan or a wagon? They are the same car but the Sedan looks way cooler.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hatches tend to give up your secrets to the world. Yeah, most of them come with some sort of cargo lid, most of them are filmsy pieces of crap that don't hold up for the life of the car.

        Don't care how well executed the hatch is, it will always be noisier than its sedan sibling. In a sedan the road noise is captured in the trunk. In hatchback, since the rear shock towers are now in the passenger compartment, they transform the compartment into one huge sound chamber.

        For those of you who are looking for a little run-about, I guess hatches are fine. For those of us into Grand Touring, road noise is public enemy #1.

        On a long trip, road noise is a major contributor to driver fatigue.

        Go ahead, I know that some of you will argue that hatches are better than they used to be, and they are. My argument is that they are still not better than a good coupe or sedan.

        P.S. I'm no fan of cutting the roof off any car either.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually I'd rather drive a RS6 wagon just to watch posers faces as I blow the doors off their v6 Mustangs in my "station wagon"
      • 6 Years Ago
      They're really buying into that headlight-stretches-from-the-grille-to-the-windshield look. What a shame.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm in my 20s and I'm all about the hatchback and I LOVE the Fiesta. I have a ZX3 sitting on Saleen Focus wheels now. I can't wait for the Fiesta hatch, I think I'm going to enter this contest. I comment on the Fiesta every time there is a post and pretty much visit Autoblog for Fiesta/Focus news. I watched that Top Gear special with the Fiesta about 5 times and twice with my wife! :D ...then I emailed it to everyone I knew lol.
        • 6 Years Ago
        My favorite part is how he yells "Handbrake!" every time he throws it in a turn.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll take one w/o the Chinese lettering on the rump.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is SUCH a phenomenal little car. I got to test drive one after the local (South African) launch in November and I was mighty impressed. Sadly the full range of options isn't yet available, but once they are I intend on nabbing one of these beauties in Titanium trim.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Another boring car......


      Yawn
        • 6 Years Ago

        I think JDM lover trolls here to get more attention.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i call dibs on the one!!!
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