The 2011 Ford Fiesta is a fresh entry in an increasingly popular and important market, the small, fuel efficient runabout. It also shows smart thinking on Ford's part in the midst of a deeply troubled world economy, when building the same car, or nearly the same car, for most of the countries where Ford sells cars makes good economical sense. That the car works best where Ford wants it to sell the most is icing.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Tom Lankard filed this report from San Francisco.
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