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Canadian Fiesta Vs Uk Fiesta

28 March 2011 - 12:55 AM

I was in Toronto this week, so I took the opportunity to visit a Ford dealer and try out the Canadian version of the mk7 Fiesta.

I drove a 1.6Ti-VCT, with 6-speed powershift gearbox. Firstly, it feels like it rides a little softly compared to the UK Market model. This is generally the case with North American market cars anyway. The powershift 6-speed box is a revelation in the Fiesta. The sooner the 4 speed auto makes way for the 6-speed powershift, the better.

The interior is a little different - the model I drove, a SES hatchback, featured Sirius Satellite radio and Microsoft SYNC too. I've used both of these systems in a 2011 Ford Escape and frankly, they're excellent.

The frontal styling is an acquired taste, I much prefer the UK version, but the DRL's are pretty cool-looking.

Here are some pictures of my findings....

My new Fiesta -
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The Canadian Fiesta -
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A gaggle of Canadian Fiesta's -
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Front end detailing -
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Back end of a Fiesta Sedan -
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Centre stack with Sirius Radio -
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Microsoft SYNC -
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Options and Spec -
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Pricing -
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$22,459 Canadian for a Fiesta - that £14,584 at today's exchange rate of 1.57.

New Fiesta Ordered!

09 March 2011 - 05:39 PM

Hello All,

With increasing fuel prices and an average cost of 98 to fill up my 57-plate Mondeo 1.8TDCi Zetec, it's time for it to go.

I was aiming for the TItanium, but honestly, my annual mileage doesn't warrant the additional cost over the Zetec, so that's what I went for, although I love driving Diesels, when I could have gone for the 1.4 Petrol. I ordered an 11-plate Fiesta Zetec 1.6 TDCi Zetec 5-door, with Bluetooth and USB, in frozen white.

The Ford list price is 14,745 for this spec. I got them down to 12,495, with 8000 part-exchange for the Mondeo, with a cash difference of 4495.

This will be my 6th Ford and my 2nd Fiesta, the previous being a mk6 54-plate 1.25 LX. Looking forward to taking delivery soon.....!