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Traded my '16 Fiesta for a '12 Prius #5319620 01/11/20 11:45 AM
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Someone recently asked me in another thread if I traded in my 2016 Ford Fiesta in for an older car with more miles.

Which would you rather have? This car was well maintained and 108k miles is hardly broken in for a Toyota.

I'm getting incredible gas mileage with it. I like the way it rides. It has a hard ride and hard seats like a Honda.

I feel like I like and trust this car more.
And it seems good to get a used car that doesn't need a list of things to be done to it.
That Conoco Phillips FS 0w20 is good until late December.


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Re: Traded my '16 Fiesta for a '12 Prius [Re: Mr_Luke] #5319629 01/11/20 11:49 AM
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If the Fiesta had the dry clutch DCT automatic, that was a good move!


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Re: Traded my '16 Fiesta for a '12 Prius [Re: bullwinkle] #5319632 01/11/20 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bullwinkle
If the Fiesta had the dry clutch DCT automatic, that was a good move!


Yup that trans is a mess from what I've read.

Mr_Luke I bet your payment has dropped significantly as well...


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Re: Traded my '16 Fiesta for a '12 Prius [Re: Mr_Luke] #5319634 01/11/20 11:54 AM
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I believe The_Critic indicated that that Toyota 1.8 is more prone to HG failures than the previous 1.5; That being said as an owner of aging models from both mfg; I'd put my faith in the Yota for the long haul if that is your intent. I would drive my 2004 coast to coast without hesitation if I had a need.


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Re: Traded my '16 Fiesta for a '12 Prius [Re: Mr_Luke] #5319679 01/11/20 12:16 PM
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My neighbor has a newer Prius and I was surprised how nice of a car it was.


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Re: Traded my '16 Fiesta for a '12 Prius [Re: Mr_Luke] #5319701 01/11/20 12:38 PM
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Enjoy you new Prius. I believe you will love it.


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Re: Traded my '16 Fiesta for a '12 Prius [Re: bullwinkle] #5319705 01/11/20 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by bullwinkle
If the Fiesta had the dry clutch DCT automatic, that was a good move!


I think I might be one of those who asked... cool Though I get the feeling it was the dual clutch above...which are junk.

You’d be amazed how many 12-15 Focus/Fiestas are in are local scrap yards ...my local dealership will just about scrap any DCT ford unless it has under 50-60k miles on it!

Not going to lie....have a soft spot for the Pri family...... Cheers2


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Re: Traded my '16 Fiesta for a '12 Prius [Re: Mr_Luke] #5319721 01/11/20 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Luke
I feel like I like and trust this car more.

Strange because you defended the Fiesta fiercely in the past. Why did you get rid of it ? What didn't you trust about it ?

How long do you normally keep a car, by the way ?

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Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by Mr_Luke
I feel like I like and trust this car more.

Strange because you defended the Fiesta fiercely in the past. Why did you get rid of it ? What didn't you trust about it ?

How long do you normally keep a car, by the way ?


Yup, that's what I found amusing about this whole saga.


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Re: Traded my '16 Fiesta for a '12 Prius [Re: Mr_Luke] #5319745 01/11/20 01:04 PM
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This thread is deja vu


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Re: Traded my '16 Fiesta for a '12 Prius [Re: hallstevenson] #5319785 01/11/20 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by Mr_Luke
I feel like I like and trust this car more.

Strange because you defended the Fiesta fiercely in the past. Why did you get rid of it ? What didn't you trust about it ?

How long do you normally keep a car, by the way ?


I just felt like trading cars.

Tough tamales if some of you don't like it or me.


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Re: Traded my '16 Fiesta for a '12 Prius [Re: OVERKILL] #5319788 01/11/20 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by OVERKILL
Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by Mr_Luke
I feel like I like and trust this car more.

Strange because you defended the Fiesta fiercely in the past. Why did you get rid of it ? What didn't you trust about it ?

How long do you normally keep a car, by the way ?


Yup, that's what I found amusing about this whole saga.


Get a life. Is this all you have to do is roam around from post to post and nit pick and add negative comments?



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The 6 speed Powershift DCT all of which where the dry clutch type in North America killed the prospect of buying a used Fiesta for me. Consumer reports ranked the long term reliability of the Fiesta as worst in it's class, when you finish behind sub par cars like the Cobalt and Caliber that's really worrying.

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Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by Mr_Luke
I feel like I like and trust this car more.

Strange because you defended the Fiesta fiercely in the past.

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Why did you get rid of it ?


I felt like trading cars.

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What didn't you trust about it ?


Maybe because it's a Ford and the directionals in back didn't have a seperate circuit like most cars I've owned. So when I turned and used the directionals and applied the brakes, someone behind me may not have been able to tell which way I intended to turn.

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How long do you normally keep a car, by the way ?


For all long as I choose to. I've bought or traded cars 4 times in the last 3.5 years which is the most ever for me. I enjoyed each car a lot. They were in better shape after me owning them than when I got them. Do I plan to keep trading cars every 8 months? No. I'd say there is a much higher chance of me keeping the Prius. I had one car for over 10 years.






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Re: Traded my '16 Fiesta for a '12 Prius [Re: Mr_Luke] #5319862 01/11/20 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Luke
Originally Posted by OVERKILL
Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by Mr_Luke
I feel like I like and trust this car more.

Strange because you defended the Fiesta fiercely in the past. Why did you get rid of it ? What didn't you trust about it ?

How long do you normally keep a car, by the way ?


Yup, that's what I found amusing about this whole saga.


Get a life. Is this all you have to do is roam around from post to post and nit pick and add negative comments?



Please. Get a thicker skin stud, I recall reading your previous thread and simply found this amusing, if you can't find the humour in it, you are REALLY in for a bumpy ride here.


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