I had to have the transmission replaced within a year of purchase. Evidently, the transmission is a problem with this model. Fortunately, the car was under factory warranty and I've had to have several issues fixed. The transmission was replaced, the passenger door was replaced because it wouldn't close and is due to a recall. Ford currently does not have a replacement for the doors and simply replaces it with another faulty door that may eventually need replacing again. Water leaked through the trunk and filled the spare tire compartment with water. The only two pros about this car is the gas mileage and the fact that it silences any incoming text messages so that you're not distracted.
Terrible investment, terrible car
2012 Ford FiestaA Cox - Raleigh, NC12/05/2016
I wish i could give this car negative stars. This has been the worst car experience of my life. All the reviews i read and all the research i did on this car fell through almost immediately. I wanted to get a vehicle with great gas mileage, a decent amount of cargo space, and inexpensive without being cheap. All the reviews pointed to this car.
I bought this car in June 2014. Since then, I have replaced the CLUTCH of an automatic car 4 TIMES through the recall program. The car has a manual transmission controlled by a computer that is supposed to shift itself to save on fuel. I get a recall notice about every 6 monthS: clutch, latches, transmission, computer, etc.
It feels unsafe to drive this car. It makes me worried!
2012 Ford FiestaTristan Lewis - Kansas City, MO10/26/2015
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend because it has had some issues since I have owned it. I am aware that it is a used car but it doesn't drive smooth, it's very jumpy when I accelerate and it also stalls sometimes. There is a grinding noise that I can feel in the gas pedal when I accelerate as well. I have to take it to a mechanic after owning it for 5 months because the engine light came on. There is limited space inside. There is also a door latch recall that Ford has yet to fix. My door wouldn't latch one day so I had to get a bungee cord and attach it to my passenger seat.
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