We’ve been hearing about the 2011 Ford Fiesta for quite a long time. We drove a European version more than a year ago, and liked it a lot. It had edgy styling, great handling, and a far more inspired interior than the drab, grey-plastic monotony of competing subcompacts.
Last year, well before cars landed at dealers, Ford’s relentlessly promoted Fiesta Movement put 100 European-spec Fiestas in the hands of young, digitally savvy drivers who talked them up over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and wherever else they could find a forum.
You may have missed all of that; if so, perhaps you were lucky. Nonetheless, we’ve now driven the finished Fiesta. At last we can tell you about its strong points and flaws, just as 2011 models start to flow into U.S. dealerships—albeit slowly, given a string of unfortunate events that slowed deliveries earlier this year.
The lines of the 2011 Ford Fiesta are definitely distinctive, and it won’t be mistaken for more...Read More »