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Driving a Ford Fiesta: How I select my favorite radio station …

I’m a happy Honda City owner. Bought it last year. I’ve been hearing news about new cars especially about the 2011 Hyundai Accent which everybody seems to love. I’ve been listening to podcasts in the USA talking about Ford’s Sync (renamed and upgraded to the MyTouch system) technology which really turns your car into a new digital ecosystem. I sent Anika Salceda-Wycoco (congratulations on newly married life!) a text asking if she has any more information about this. Nothing on My Touch yet but the Sync technology is alive in the Ford Fiesta.

I recently bought a car. If I let this go in the next 5 to 10 years this will be a ripe time to buy into the new technologies that turn your car into a real computer. The current My Touch system from Ford allows iTunes tagging, HD radio, built in WiFi, several LED screens, RSS feeds, Internet browsing and much more. If all things remain constant, Ford is definitely top of the list.

I’d like to know: does anyone own a Ford Fiesta? How is it as a car? How’s the after sales service? Is it competitive with the current offerings? I was only able to drive it for a few days but for me this wasn’t enough to form a full opinion about the car because the geeky features blew me away. 🙂

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

11 replies on “Driving a Ford Fiesta: How I select my favorite radio station …”

Hey Jayvee!!! Great post! And thank you for the congratulations! 🙂

For feedback from real Fiesta owners, you can visit our Fiesta in the Philippines Facebook page 🙂 I’m sure you’ll get a lot of comments there!

Hi! Good day sir jayvee, pa out of topic po. Ako nga po pala yung second winner chosen by Nem0ry in you recently held contest with the globe, ask ko lang po how can I claim my price which is Globe MyFi? Naemail ko na po kayo with regards to this concern, have you receive it po ba?

Ill be waiting your response as soon as possible, thank you so much sir jayvee. 🙂

Fiesta, one of the considered cheap Ford cars BUT speaks quality. I’ve driven a Ford (Thanks to Anika and Jeli when I was still Ogilvy) and Ford never fail to please a driver – its smooth, one of it kind and gives you this comfort within your cars capabilities.

I can relate that it may somehow be compared to a lexus (drove one as well when I was in the states) and its fantastic.

Next question should be asked though, how’s the spare parts and the resale after 5 years? I haven’t looked into that, just yet.

Beware with the new Accent. Its engine conks out on local diesel. Prolly a bad batch, though. The current Ford Fiesta has the same platform with Mazda2. It has quite a good quality for its price but once the warranty fades, its upkeep will be heftier than the Mazda2.

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