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So, which do you prefer?

  1. Original Mk7! (47 votes [47.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.47%

  2. Mk7 Facelift.. (46 votes [46.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.46%

  3. Mk7? I'll take a previous fiesta. (4 votes [4.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.04%

  4. Fiesta? No thanks, I'll pass. (2 votes [2.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.02%

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#16 jmbrown91

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:43 AM

For anyone who is interested the brochure for the facelift fiesta is now up on fords website

http://www.ford.co.u...icles/NewFiesta

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#17 iNath

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:14 PM

Interesting to see there's a new design on 17" alloys and they've dropped the current spanner design. Too many buckled perhaps...?

#18 b1g_dav3

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:32 PM

Interesting to see there's a new design on 17" alloys and they've dropped the current spanner design. Too many buckled perhaps...?


Yeah... 16's have changed too. I'd consider a ZS swap (depending on the front end, back looks nice) if I wasn't so plagued with quality issues and the fact my trade-in value won't be amazing against a newer facelift at launch.

#19 Mick78

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:48 PM

Three years with my current Fiesta is up in January and was looking to replace it with a 1.4 Zetec in Ink Blue, both of which seem to have been deleted from the face lifted model line up :blink:

Are the price's for the face lifted model released during or after the Paris show

#20 MarkyR

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:19 PM

I like them all! I think the new ST coming out next year looks fantastic and mean, the facelift makes the standard Fiestas look classy and the original mk7 is a pretty nice looking car.

I'm still hoping to get an ST. Overall I think the mk7 Fiesta is still the best value small hatch. The new Pug 208 is horrendously overpriced IMO.

#21 2011fiesta

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:47 PM

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Pics from - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fordeu/8029582216/in/photostream/
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Poor lighting but heres a darker front grille


Some pics from the Ford site of the standard one....

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#22 JonM

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:52 AM

Darker grille is nicer, however i'm still not sold on that front end...

#23 Nay ZS

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:14 PM

The colour widescreen Sony Navigation system in the brochure looks interesting. From those pics it looks like the honey comb grill will be for the Zetec S and ST models. It does a lot to improve the front end but I'm also still not sold on it. I want to see the ST in some other colours than the red/ orange.

#24 2011fiesta

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

Just to show you whats out there, heres the facelifted fiesta sedan/saloon, recently unvealed in Brazil.....

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It looks more out of proportion than the previous North American fiesta sedan

#25 2011fiesta

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

Hey. So today I called by a Ford dealership to check out the NEW Fiesta.
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Although I did peek into all the examples of the different trim level it was the Titanium I sat in, and I have to say I like all the little improvements...
The altered door handle/electric window buttons/electric wing mirror controls should please those who didn’t like the old position of the window and mirror controls:
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The steering wheel has a much nicer feel to it now, it’s more padded and the leather and stitching now feel softer – still not as nice as the focus’ steering wheel but still nicer than my fiesta’s. Also the silver plastics on this steering wheel seemed a lot shinier (in a good way) and looked a little less plastic-y.
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Light control panel – not really improved, just silver highlights rather than being all black
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The dials are much nicer now – very ‘new generation Ford’ with the more modern font and the cool blue colour, like on the focus.
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The updated centre stack surround looks good in glossy black, (although I know not everyone’s a fan as they worry about it being a dust and scratch magnet). I like it anyway, looks more up market than my fiesta’s grainy plastic surround. Also note the new screen like in other new-generation Fords.
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Ambient lighting in the cup holders now, which makes bottles of water look pretty cool at night – as we’ve seen on the American fiestas – not sure if we can go through an array of colours like the Americans can though(???), I didn’t spot a button.
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Built in arm rest on Titaniums now too. Also improved look and feel to the hand brake.
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And final pic shows the new tail light design. I don’t really have an opinion on this whether it’s an improvement or not – I suppose they had to do something to change the look of the rear with it being a ‘NEW Fiesta’, and a new design to the tail lights is the easiest way.
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Unfortunately I couldn’t try out the Microsoft Sync on the showroom models but I’m sure there’ll be something on YouTube.

So yeah, on the way home my fiesta did feel and look a little “old hat”, as I really liked the little improvements they’ve made to the new one – however before leaving the dealership I sat in a Focus (again), and even just opening the door you can feel it’s a much better car. More well built and solid compared to the little Fiesta (and so it should be being a segment/class higher), so I think the Focus may be my next car.


Paul :)

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Edit:

interesting to see little extras like puddle lights are now fitted too:



FIESTA STUDIO:
•14" 6-spoke steel wheels
•AUX Input
•Body colour rear spoiler
•Central locking
•Daytime running lights
•Electrically-operated and heated body colour door mirrors with side indicators
•Electrically-operated front windows with one-touch opening and closing
•Engine immobiliser
•Tinted glass
•Tyre repair kit

FIESTA STYLE:
•15" steel wheel covers with 12 spoke wheel covers
•Manual seat height adjust
•Air conditioning - manual
•Body colour rear spoiler, front and rear bumpers and tailgate handle
•Body colour door mirrors
•Ford MyKey
•Headlight courtesy delay


FIESTA ZETEC:
•15" 5x2 spoke alloy wheels
•3 spoke leather trimmed steering wheel
•Ambient lighting
•Chrome belt line finisher
•Chrome tailgate handle
•Flow through centre console
•Trip computer
•Heated windscreen
•Illuminated footwell
•Illuminated glove box
•Halogen projector headlights with daytime running lights with silver surround

FIESTA TITANIUM:
•16" 15-spoke alloy wheels
•Power foldable mirrors with puddle lights
•LED day running lights
•SONY DAB audio with SYNC
•EATC air conditioning
•Lumbar adjustment
•Rear privacy glass
•Rain sensing wipers
•Automatic headlights
•Auto-dimming rear view mirror
•Centre console with arm rest
•Perimeter alarm
•Velour floor mats
•Cruise control


FIESTA ZETEC S:
•16" 12-spoke alloy wheels
•Black upper and lower sports grille
•Body colour front and rear bumper skirts
•Body colour rocker panel mouldings
•Centre console with armrest
•Large rear spoiler
•Sport pedals
•Sports suspension
•Sports-style front seats
•Perimeter alarm
•Radio/CD and Ford SYNC

FIESTA TITANIUM X:
•16" 12-spoke alloy wheels
•Heated sports-style front seats
•Partial leather seats in Charcoal Black with silver fabric
•Keyless entry (Ford keyfree system)
•Electric windows front and rear (5 door)
•Leather trimmed steering wheel with Charcoal Black contrast stitching and Midnight Symphony accent ring insert on rim
•Rear centre head restraint
•Stainless steel scuff plates
•Front and rear premium velour floor mats with double stitching
•Body colour front bumper with black painted chrome-rimmed lower grille


Source: http://www.ford.co.u...s/Fiesta/Models

#26 rexleroy

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

just ordered the new titanium x with full leather cannot Waite till march comes :D

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

just ordered the new titanium x with full leather cannot Waite till march comes :D


Lucky you. Get it marked on the calendar! lol

#28 jimrex

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

Having seen loads yesterday in Style, Zetec and Titanium spec, it looks so much better in the metal than in the press pictures... I urge anyone who was put off by the pics to go and actually see one. It does seem they've done quite a good job of making the little Fiesta feel like a more premium product in the facelift too.

Would I be tempted back to a Fiesta from the Focus? Nah. As Paul said, it's slightly higher quality, but the fiesta is still the best small car in my opinion :)

#29 b1g_dav3

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

All I like are the dimming dash lighting (which I'm hoping s a direct swap to the non-facelift), speedo which again I'd swap and the door cards are a maybe. May look into the speedo and lighting, apart from that I massively prefer the mk7 over 7.5, damn that front is ugly. Driven one today, just can't get over how ugly it is now.

#30 Loz Cheung

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:11 PM

Good job with the pics!

Looks like you have stop start on this model too :)

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