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Old 04-14-2009, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2011 Ford Fiesta: An Unexpectedly Impressive Car

For more photos, navigate our gallery at the bottom of the post. Click on the image for an even larger version. Last week at the 2009 New York International Auto Show, I got the chance to drive the all new 2011 Ford Fiesta. The folks over at Ford have been able to generate a lot of [...] Related posts:
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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"have to climb in the back from the front doors"? All the pix show 4 doors.

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Old 04-14-2009, 11:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ha ha, in the middle picture, I think you are implying the return of the Mercury Lynx!

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Old 04-15-2009, 12:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks more like a Lynx than a Fiesta!

Or a Ford Cheetah?

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Yaaaaa this was a mine or i can say everyones dream that to buy the Ford Fiesta Car, it was really unexpectedly Impressive Car. The look of this car is mindblowing, i really like it.....
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What's the Cd of this new model?
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I love that people are asking about the Cd of new vehicles (even if it's "just" an ecomodder member").

Eventually, more members of the general public will learn/understand about the impact of drag on efficiency and start asking about it. That'll ratchet up the competition among automakers to out-do each other. We're already starting to see that, and not just in the "eco" category.

To answer your question...

Seems like the stock Fiesta 2-door has an unimpressive Cd of .33 . The European "Econetic" version improves on that, but the figure isn't given. Source: Ford Fiesta ECOnetic (2009) with pictures and wallpapers
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We want low drag, we want low drag, we want low drag, we want low drag...

The iQ Cd of 0.299 is looking pretty good, then! The new Insight is 0.28, and the new Prius is 0.25 -- sweeet!
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The iQ is .299? That's pretty nuts.
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The iQ is .299? That's pretty nuts.
If I remember correctly, yes -- and the Yaris is 0.29, as well. Yup, here's a page that says this (near the bottom):

Toyota iQ - Six Speed - Weight - Release Date

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