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    The Fiesta is dead

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    Even the local news was reporting on the Fiesta being dead. Not really a big shock after Jeep was the big winner in the Q1 sales reports and Ford said yesterday that only low volume-high margin sedans and coupes would be part of their portfolio. That doesn't leave much room for a Fiesta. I feel pretty bad after being part of the Fiesta program since 2009 and doing everything possible to help the brand succeed. In the end, Americans just don't want cars, don't want small cars, don't want anything that even looks like a small car. I am thankful for the Fiesta Movement and owning both a 2011 Fiesta and my Fiesta ST. While the rest of the country is obsessed with trucks and SUV's, I still think the Fiesta is the best small car money can buy. I am happy that there are at least a few people who agree.
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    I agree with you! It's sad to see it go and it'll be missed. I followed you on FiestaFaction for a number of years and now to the ST, here. You've contributed a lot to the movement, and I have you to thank.

    Keep it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRGT350 View Post
    While the rest of the country is obsessed with trucks and SUV's, I still think the Fiesta is the best small car money can buy. I am happy that there are at least a few people who agree.
    Lots of people agree.

    Sadly, most of them don't live in North America.

    I wanna slap the bonehead who though I'd prefer a 4 door.
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    I will continue to enjoy mine for years to come. I was surprised when the 17 model year was completed and then extended into 2018 for Fiesta. The current iteration is a pretty damn good super mini, and does not seem dated at all.
    But, man are we going to be drowning in crossover suv's within five years! I sat in an Ecosport earlier this week. It's nicely finnished but has zero towing capability,, not much cargo capacity and no rough or off road ability. I would have a difficult time pressing a pen to an RD 108 for anything like that.
    If Ford wants to sell me an suv, they will revive the Excursion! The only reason that got killed off was political correctness. I am interested in a truck or suv that will tow something in the neighborhood of 20 thousand pounds. Plus i have an extra bumper sticker like the one on my V10 F350 4x4. It says "My carbon footprint is bigger than your carbon footprint."

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    Death to the 4x108??? Say it isn't so!

    Sad. I don't see anything else in the Ford line up I would want to pay for.

    Not at all interested in the 2019 Made in China Focus either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRGT350 View Post
    While the rest of the country is obsessed with trucks and SUV's, I still think the Fiesta is the best small car money can buy. I am happy that there are at least a few people who agree.
    I personally could not agree with you more if I tried!!

    I am PROUD to be piloting this little rocketship of a car, even if it seems to be the laughing stock of the rest of the 'bigger HAS TO BE better' mentality of the rest of this effed-up land.

    I LAUGH at all of the dolts locally who think that one MUST MUST MUST buy ONLY at least a smaller SUV, or 'crossover', if not a rolling TANK, whether or not they will ever actually EVER use it's AWD/4WD capability, cargo capacity, towing capacity, or any off road ground clearance capability it may have, or not.
    To them, it is a sign of THE lowest socioeconomic status to ever be caught in anything smaller than their tanks, unless it is a $150K+ sports car/coupe/exotic, 'rolling mink coat/solid 24K Rolex' so that they can show off all of their wealth and 'success'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCA-1 View Post
    Death to the 4x108??? Say it isn't so!

    Sad. I don't see anything else in the Ford line up I would want to pay for.

    Not at all interested in the 2019 Made in China Focus either.
    As far as anyone can tell, the 8th gen Fiesta/FiST in Europe/rest of the sane world still uses the 'dreaded' 4x108 PCD, so PLEASE tell Rimstock to KEEP RIGHT ON PRODUCING product for that application!!
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    I think another part of the reason that SUVs are so successful here is the same reason that the station wagon and later the minivan were so popular in previous decades...because they can carry so much and/or so many at once. The difference now is that suvs/crossovers look so much cooler than the minivans of yesteryear while having decent enough mileage and power due to todays technology to keep it interesting.

    After all, I am a practical person. Personally, a sport coupe is my vehicle of choice. However, I must consider my needs, hence my current hatchback, the FiST. I'd rather have a hatchback but if I absolutely needed a crossover/SUV/truck, etc...I'd probably also join that band wagon. Thank goodness my hatch fits my needs and it does so while being more fun to drive than any of the sport coupes I've ever driven so far...Win-Win. So glad I found out about this car because to be honest, Ford was not on my radar initially and this car has been a gem.

    At over 65k miles now, it's starting to show it's age (only 2.5 years) through minor noises here and there. Planning to hopefully go through it carefully and take care of them eventually. In the meantime...I'm putting this to good use and happily get the most I can out of it. When that moment comes, I can only hope another car comes around that can fill in the void this one will leave behind...otherwise I may just be on the lookout for a low mileage FiST next time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by neeqness View Post
    I think another part of the reason that SUVs are so successful here is the same reason that the station wagon and later the minivan were so popular in previous decades...because they can carry so much and/or so many at once. The difference now is that suvs/crossovers look so much cooler than the minivans of yesteryear while having decent enough mileage and power due to todays technology to keep it interesting.

    After all, I am a practical person. Personally, a sport coupe is my vehicle of choice. However, I must consider my needs, hence my current hatchback, the FiST. I'd rather have a hatchback but if I absolutely needed a crossover/SUV/truck, etc...I'd probably also join that band wagon. Thank goodness my hatch fits my needs and it does so while being more fun to drive than any of the sport coupes I've ever driven so far...Win-Win. So glad I found out about this car because to be honest, Ford was not on my radar initially and this car has been a gem.

    At over 65k miles now, it's starting to show it's age (only 2.5 years) through minor noises here and there. Planning to hopefully go through it carefully and take care of them eventually. In the meantime...I'm putting this to good use and happily get the most I can out of it. When that moment comes, I can only hope another car comes around that can fill in the void this one will leave behind...otherwise I may just be on the lookout for a low mileage FiST next time.


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    Wait until another financial crisis or oil shortage and people will be begging for small cars again. My wife has a Yaris and we easily fit our two kids and groceries in a subcompact. I love small cars because of the fuel economy.


 
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