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nraacct
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 4:50:18 PM

Some time next year, you'll be able to buy a Ford Fiesta subcompact car powered by the smallest engine the automaker has ever made.

With that engine, the Fiesta will be more fuel efficient than any other non-hybrid car on the market, Ford announced on Monday, getting over 40 miles per gallon on the highway. Exact fuel economy figures for the 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine, which will be small enough to fit inside a piece of carry-on luggage, are not available yet, however.


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NedW
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:02:18 AM

1 liter? Sounds like a great size for a garden tractor.
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:14:49 PM

As long as it's not completely gutless, no big deal.
ss70
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:42:07 AM

Time to put that in Focus
blupupher
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:20:45 AM

so long as it is powerful enopugh to drive well, then who cares how small it is.
dabayer
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 7:57:38 AM

I'm waiting for the 100 mpg engine.
millerin
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 5:15:59 AM

nice
Bussman
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 4:18:16 AM

Someone had to take the fall.
pricewar
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:12:12 AM

For how many dollars?
danindenver
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 12:06:59 AM

What ticks me off is that, next year, they will change the name from Fiesta to Escape!

rcornel
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:22:57 PM

Ok
lesndave
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:12:49 PM

Not for me!
CVA19
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:42:09 PM

Impressive numbers for an engine this size. Once, again "Ford has a better idea."
andy1024
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:36:50 PM

Sounds cool.
Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:32:36 PM

does not appeal to me , it is 3 cylinder . It will be turning out to be highly polluting car
SNOWMI
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:47:43 PM

how about 50 mpg? will that be possible for some driving this Ford Fiesta?
TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:25:20 PM

Nice, a weed whacker engine for a car.
HoBuddy2012
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:36:05 PM

Good.
dh0770
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:26:17 PM

Sounds like a Fred Flintstone car.
04LTC
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:24:34 PM

go FORD!
wz
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:46:25 PM

If the engine is anything like the Sprint engine (Suzuki's 1 liter, 3-cylinder engine), it could have pep and still get over 50 mpg. Ours got 54 mpg in real-world driving, until the dealer couldn't get parts to repair it.
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:56:46 PM

I will wait and see.
dbellie
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:45:07 PM

they say good things come in small packages
Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:39:26 PM

These are needed
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:35:47 PM

Welcome to the future with mandated CAFE standards. Social engineering is in full force.
mike56MI
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:10:26 PM

Like riding a moped.
bcline909
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:02:26 PM

fuel efficiency!
humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:00:46 PM

;ittle car with a little motor
Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:52:26 PM

Putting in more and/or different gears would bring up the gas milage. Simple and not as costly in most cases.
playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:51:56 PM

I'm sure plenty of people will buy them.
kag2010
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:51:39 PM

The engine will produce up to 123 horsepower and 148 foot-pounds of torque, that is much than you will ever need..
beck12j
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:44:07 PM

wow
doggod
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:40:59 PM

What was the original VW beetle? 36 hp I think? Onward and backward!

HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:35:15 PM

Automobile designed by Government Mandates
schvanda63
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:34:57 PM

Geo used to have a 3 cylinder engine a few years ago that wouldn't let the car get out of it's own way. Why don't they just try putting in push pedals instead.
Tacodan
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:33:13 PM

death of the EV………
car253
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:17:42 PM

Can I cut my lawn with it?
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:03:18 PM

That is small!!!
ceklea
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:02:23 PM

The engine will produce up to 123 horsepower and 148 foot-pounds of torque, more power than the 2012 Fiesta gets from its 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine.
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