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Gear Jammer 2011-01-19 20:33

Houston the Fiesta has landed...
 
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/...00001179253820

Went with the Sedan, averages $3k cheaper for some reason, and while the rear on the hatchback looks pretty cool, it weren't $3k cool. I was buying it more for the gas mileage anyway, and all in all the sedan ain't a bad looker either. Lotta pep out of the little 1.6 liter 4 cylinder to go along with that 28 city, 38 highway gas mileage. Probably shouldn't have eaten at Taco Bell before I went though...new car smell is at war with other smells right now.

b0rg9 2011-01-19 21:02

can't see pics :cry:

imgur.com is your friend for this kind of post.

Gear Jammer 2011-01-19 21:37

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Originally Posted by b0rg9 (Post 27853)
can't see pics :cry:

imgur.com is your friend for this kind of post.

Doh, forgot there are some that have not yet become FB :zombie:'s yet...
Kinda dark exterior shot, as the sun had left us for the evening,
by the time I got home, but here ya go brother B9.
http://i55.tinypic.com/1zqetec.jpg

b0rg9 2011-01-19 21:39

What a cool looking car. Those used to be the Chevette of Ford but they've certainly evolved.

Congrats on the new wheels!

EDIT: First thing -- lose that front plate (unless PRM requires it)

Gear Jammer 2011-01-19 21:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by b0rg9 (Post 27855)
What a cool looking car. Those used to be the Chevette of Ford but they've certainly evolved.

Congrats on the new wheels!

Thanks...yeah I used to have a Ford Festiva, looks wise, it was a shitty little econobox, but man that little thing would run, and run, and run. Hoping for the same here as far as the running, styling far far superior these days, and based on what I've read of the car, it should easily live up to the dependability of most anything else on the road.

FulanoDeTal 2011-01-20 1:27

Congrats, Jammer. Fiesta means party y'know. And with the sedan, you'll have extra "party" room in the backseat for the seņoritas.

Chuck 2011-01-20 4:32

Sweet :thumbsup:

Gear Jammer 2011-01-20 15:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by b0rg9 (Post 27855)
EDIT: First thing -- lose that front plate (unless PRM requires it)

:nod: no requirements to keep it on, as far as I know, other than to avoid unwanted attention from the popo, for not having a front plate while your temp plate is on. With the RAV, I left it on till the permanent plates came in. In both cases, Toyota of Bowie, and Ron Bortnick Ford in Upper Marlboro, I couldn't have been happier with the staff I dealt with. Don't hurt none to give the dealer a month or so free advertising.

Gear Jammer 2011-01-20 15:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by FulanoDeTal (Post 27861)
Congrats, Jammer. Fiesta means party y'know. And with the sedan, you'll have extra "party" room in the backseat for the seņoritas.

If the Fiesta is a rocking don't bother knocking, just come on in...non seņoritas keep on steppin' though.

Gear Jammer 2011-01-20 15:29

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Originally Posted by Chuck (Post 27862)
Sweet :thumbsup:

Danke, I is digging it thus far, little bummed about the weather prognostications up coming with snow in the forecast, but she'll get into regular rotation on the route very soon.

JangoFett 2011-01-21 7:27

Admit it: You bought it because of the Top Gear review:)


Gear Jammer 2011-01-21 16:51

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Originally Posted by JangoFett (Post 27938)
Admit it: You bought it because of the Top Gear review:)

:nod: Not entirely, but it definitely brought my attention to the Fiesta.
Timing on it being introduced to the US market worked out very well for me indeed.

Edit:

Ended up going with switching my XM radio back, and forth, buying a docking station kit for the Fiesta, poping it back, and forth that way takes seconds. Wires aren't that big of a deal to contend with, and more $$$ saved in the wallet from months to month, not having 2 radios activated.

Gear Jammer 2011-01-22 6:22

Took the Fiesta on it's maiden workday voyage this morning. Got some logistics to work out in the positioning of things for maximum efficiency, but I think she'll do nicely.

Seats were designed for younger people with narrower asses than mine, but as the night went on I found myself settling in OK.

Looking forward to filling her up, and running through several tanks to see just what kind of gas mileage she's actually going to give me. Gauge is still showing half a tank of the fill up the dealer gave me, at 160 miles, on the 12 gallon tank, which would be roughly 27 miles per gallon. Break in period tends to consume more gas than after a few tanks have been run through though, and going by the gas gauge, is far less accurate than filling up, running a few 100 miles, then filling up again. Time will tell, but if I'm in fact getting 27 mpg with the kind of driving I do, during the break in period, I think I'm going to be quite pleased with the final result. Shooting for at least 30mpg.

Gear Jammer 2011-01-25 5:07

Well, either the cars of today, have no need for a break in period to give you the best they've got gas mileage wise, or the Fiesta is gonna be a incredible gas sipper for me. First tank I filled myself, drove 265 miles, and filled again got me 31mpg...about 40% highway, and 60% the worst kind of start, and stop driving imaginable. Already that's 10mpg better than what I average with the RAV. Sweet!!!

FulanoDeTal 2011-01-26 12:24

looks like it's going to be a good buy for you then. I predict more whiskey and Halloween decorations in your future with the $avings.

Gear Jammer 2011-01-31 5:14

:holycrap: That 31mpg from the first tank was just a preview of coming attractions it would seem. Second tank was rudely interrupted by a snow storm, but Wednesday morning of last week, and this morning, total of 265 miles, 7.35 gallons to fill er back up, for those keeping track at home, that's 36mpg, a jump of 5 mpg from the previous tank, and 15mpg more than I average in the RAV. :excited:


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