Drivers remain enthusiastic after Fiesta delays

The 2011 Ford Fiesta was a highly-anticipated vehicle, thanks to its great fuel economy and a smart social media marketing campaign undertaken by Ford. Unfortunately for the automaker, the subcompact’s release was marred by numerous delays – first Hurricane Alex damaged train tracks near the factory in Mexico, followed by a small parts issue that Ford noticed before the car hit showrooms. Ford later apologized to customers who pre-ordered the vehicle.

Still, the problems with the vehicle’s launch did nothing to dampen the spirits of Fiesta enthusiasts once they did receive the vehicle, according to the Detroit Free Press. According to a number of drivers who got their hands on the vehicle, it was worth the wait.

“It doesn’t feel like a small car, and it drives like a sports car,” said Deborah Melvin, a teacher from North Carolina.

While some are still waiting for their custom pre-orders to come in, base models have made their way to dealerships, according to the automaker.

Starting at under $14,000, the Fiesta is a stylish and eye-catching new car with great fuel economy that could make a good choice for those working off of a bad credit car loan.