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Ford's Fiesta has been a much-awaited car ever since the company announced that an American version of the subcompact would launch this summer. Now, some Fiesta buyers will have to wait a little longer to take delivery of their cars, thanks to storm-damaged railroad tracks in Mexico.
Thanks to Hurricane Alex and Tropical Storm Bonnie, several rail lines in Mexico have been heavily damaged, and Fiesta deliveries may be delayed by 10 days up to two weeks. Ford pointed out that not all Fiestas will be delayed, but some likely will.
Ford dealers are planning on sales for the Fiesta to be strong, and the marketing for the car has already begun. Whether a delay of two weeks or so hurts sales remains to be seen. If the Fiesta's buzz is strong enough, it most likely won't matter.