Car Prices Blogs - August, 2010

The Price of Used Cars Continues to Increase During August

August 22nd, 2010
We’ve been talking about this for a couple of months now. It is a fact that used cars average at least 10% more than they did a year ago according to car experts. It is understood that this phenomenon is being caused by the economy fluctuations. People now tend to trust less the economy in this country and prefer to buy pre-owned vehicles. The request of too many cars of the same prefered models is leading to an increase in prices. And, we cannot leave aside, last year´s cash for clunkers program, which in deed made lots of automobiles be off the market. We now encourage new buyers to compare new car prices to used car prices through our website and make the best decision on buying a vehicle.

2011 Ford Fiesta

August 6th, 2010

Ford took an innovative approach to bringing the Fiesta to the US Market. Instead of simply updating their European version to meet US specifications, they gave American drivers the cars, armed them with a gas card, and sent them out to drive US roads. In exchange the drivers provided feedback and the American Fiesta was built. But will the Ford Fiesta live up to the hype and fulfill the needs of American drivers? Lets find out.

Starting with mileage the 2011 Ford Fiesta gets 30 mpg city and 40 highway. This is about even with the best mileage for 2009/10 vehicles, but nothing spectacular. We are likely to see this mileage surpassed when other manufactures release their 2011 versions.

The starting price is listed at $13,320 MSRP, however with full extras the Fiesta will run as high as $20,000. Looks like this little compact just went to ultra-affordable to just average. Of course the you are paying for extras but are cloth bucket seats and CD/MP3 compatible stereo worth an extra grand?

No test drive results are available yet for the 2011 Ford Fiesta. Safety ratings are expected to be high as the Fiesta is comes standard with 7 airbags, more than any other car in it’s class.

The verdict – While the 2011 Fiesta may be looking nice right now, it’s best to take a look at 2010 subcompact cars from other manufactures before pre-ordering. Remember Ford hasn’t sold a subcompact in the US since 1997, they may come out of the gate a bit rusty.