Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My new Fiesta!




My Ford Escort was 11 years old and really starting to look it. While I've always loved the car, I was starting to feel that it wasn't as reliable as it once had been and I started looking around for a new car. But with so many cars out there, which should I choose?

I fell in love with the look of the Mini Cooper a couple of years ago. But my research into the car made me hesitate. BMW parts promised expensive repairs and the car experts didn't give it such great points. So as much as I loved the look of the car, I wasn't sure this was the one for me.



Then I read about the Fiesta. This Ford model has been available in Europe for years and they love it there. And it was finally coming to the US! With great gas mileage and such a sporty look, I was definitely interested. And the experts had nothing but good things to say about it. But when would it be here?

First I heard that it would be available in May, 2010. The Ford website said it was here and the ads started appearing on TV. But the dealers in NJ didn't have any. I was told they would have some the middle of June. Then the end of June. Then the first week in July. And they would only be getting two or three in at a time. Finally, on July 16th, one of the service men at my local Ford dealer called me and said "Guess what just came in?" Just one was there and I was on my way to see it. It was love at first sight and I bought it on the spot. I was told that they checked their computers and I was the first one in the State of New Jersey to drive the 2011 Fiesta out of a dealership. Pretty neat!


I've had the car a week and a half and I couldn't be happier with it. It drives like a dream. It did have some extras that I've never treated myself to before so I'm feeling quite pampered. I haven't enjoyed driving this much since my first car. A new grandson and a new car - life is good! :)

8 comments:

Kokopelli said...

Definitely a good choice! I drove a Fiesta for 15 years and we had three in the family before mine. Great car! Enjoy!

Francy said...

Congrats on the new car! My daughter wants a green one. I will tell her u like yours.

Catwalk Creative Vintage said...

Oooooohh! I LOVE your new car. It's gorgeous. :) I've had a Ford Focus for a few years now and absolutely love it. It's never let me down. Congratulations. Whoo hoo!

Marjorie said...

Thanks so much, everyone! 15 years of driving is certainly a great endorsement, Kokopelli! And Francy - I think your daughter is making a smart choice with this car. Louise - my daughter had a Focus and loved it, too. Ford makes dependable cars and I hope to have this one for a very long, long time.

ChezChani said...

Congrats on the new car! I always hope to keep my cars 10 years but so far haven't managed that. I usually get a yen for a new car before then. I'll be at 5 years with this one in Nov. Might make it this time since time is going so much faster now. As long as it keeps on going.

I must say though, when I saw the title of this post, I thought you'd received some Fiesta Ware... I love Fiesta dishes :-)

Marjorie said...

Now you're going to have me looking into Fiesta Ware, Elayne! I'm not familiar with it but I will be soon with a few online searches. :)

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