A Weekend With The 2017 Ford Fiesta And A Learner Driver
News broke in the US a couple of months ago claiming that Ford might stop selling Fiesta models in America in 2018. With that in mind, it made sense to release this article as soon as possible in the hope of using public opinion to change the mind of the manufacturer.
Ford Fiesta cars have been critical in helping young people to get on the roads and pass their tests during the last couple of decades. The small engines, easy maneuverability, and low prices made the models perfect for learner drivers. Our team got hold of a 2017 edition and spent a weekend with a teen driver traveling down Route 66. Below is an account of the experience.
On the first day, the vehicle left Chicago with a qualified driver and the learner passenger. Both people swapped seats after a few km to ensure they got a decent feel for the model. With a keyless starter and state-of-the-art sound system, it was a pleasurable drive.
Our young friend wanted more info on driving test requirements, and so he held the wheel for almost fifty kilometers. The individual claimed the automobile was easy to manage on the road, and stopping distances were better than any other vehicle he’d driven in the past. With a 1.0 L, 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine, it was no wonder the car used 21% less fuel than expected.
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On the second day, our two-man team continued down Route 66 into Kansas and Oklahoma. The car drove like a dream, and it was easy to see why Ford spent so much time developing the advanced suspension. The 120 hp engine navigated all the twists and turns along the way with ease.
Again, our learner held the wheel for almost fifty kilometers and didn’t encounter any issues. With a model as small as the Fiesta, it’s difficult to become involved in incidents with other motorists if the driver is paying attention. By the evening time, our team landed in Texas and reached the end of their journey.
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From the weekend road trip, it was evident to see that Ford Fiesta models are perfect for people who want to learn to drive. They’re not bulky like many of the other automobiles available on the American market today. Prices are reasonable, and the machine offers responsive controls.
The model also came with driver and passenger airbags as standard, proving the manufacturer always puts safety first. The small engine also helps to keep road tax and insurance prices as low as possible. That is often essential for people who get on the road for the first time.
Whatever happens during the coming months, the people of America need to get in touch with Ford and let them know what they think about the proposals to scrap the Fiesta model. If enough people do that, the company might decide to continue making the car available on the market long after 2018.