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2011 Ford Fiesta: Panic on the Streets of London

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2010 Ford Fiesta

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We've just received news that people are, in fact, buying cars; sadly this news does not come from the U.S., but the U.K., where Brits are apparently going ga-ga over the new Ford Fiesta. Released on October 1, it's already sold 11,500 units, which, if our calculator is doing its job, translates to around 150 vehicles per day. Not too shabby.

Ford credits the model's strong performance to its styling and extras. And to be fair, it's unusually tricked-out for a car that starts at £8,514.26 ($13,147.72 US), with options like Bluetooth and keyless entry/ignition. In all, the car's future looks pretty rosy (which may explain why the Fiesta's second-bestselling color is Hot Magenta), and things may get even rosier when Ford introduces the ECOnetic engine version next year.

Best of all: there's just months until we'll see a 2011 version of the Fiesta here in America. Not that the public and Ford couldn't use a little help in U.S. sales today, mind you. -- Richard Read

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