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Old 09-09-2008, 04:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry The 65 MPG Ford (Fiesta Econetic) the U.S. Can't Have

It's a diesel...


The ECOnetic will go on sale in Europe in November

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Ford's 2009 Fiesta ECOnetic goes on sale in November. But here's the catch: Despite the car's potential to transform Ford's image and help it compete with Toyota Motor (TM) and Honda Motor (HMC) in its home market, the company will sell the little fuel sipper only in Europe. "We know it's an awesome vehicle," says Ford America President Mark Fields. "But there are business reasons why we can't sell it in the U.S." The main one: The Fiesta ECOnetic runs on diesel.

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Old 09-09-2008, 06:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can have that car... in 2009... with a gas engine of unknown size... and unknown mileage... and only in 4 door trim.

They better at least give a small gasoline engine option. Current plans (what is currently offered on the new Mazda2 which shares the same platform) seem to indicate a 1.3l or 1.5l engine. The diesel is a 1.4l turbo. If they drop a 2.0L in it I'm gonna be quite upset. It looks like a great little car.

The Mazda2 gets 65 mpg imperial (per European standards) which would be 54 mpg US. The 1.3l gasoline is rated for 43.5 mpg US, and the 1.5L is rated for 39.9 mpg US.
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54 mpg US? Well, I guess that makes it hurt a little less... I keep forgetting that "imperial" thing.
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That means that most of us would be getting 67-70mpg! I seem to see most here with 25-30% better than epa ratings stickers.
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BTW, thats 65 mpg imperial which would be 54 mpg US. Still not bad, but a huge drop.
I *think* that's US, not Imp...

65.3 MPG (US) 76.3 MPG (Imp)

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The UK chart shows 61.4 MPG (Urban) 88.3 MPG (Extra Urban) 76.3 MPG (Combined)
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Hmmm, interesting (and nice). The numbers I posted were actually from the Mazda2 and I didn't mention that (lost my mind for a sec).
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Hmmm, interesting (and nice)...

(I) lost my mind for a sec.
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No problem, Daox. I'm given to do that myself...

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