My 2013 Ford Fiesta

I've been doing a lot of traveling to work lately so I need a car that gets good gas mileage. I was intrigued by the Fiesta's estimated 39 miles per gallon (MPG) on the highway since most of my driving is on the interstate. I was sold on this car when they offered me 0% financing. I also like the Ford SYNC® system when it understands my voice (and it usually does). I use it to listen to audio books, podcasts, and my MP3 music.

I purchased this vehicle in July 2013. By mid-December it had over 20 thousand miles on it. It currently has 76328 miles on it as of my most recent fill-up on 2015-12-18. My MPG on that date was 28.7 MPG.

Update - With starting a new job on March 24th, my commute is now only 38 miles. I am also carpooling so I only make the trip 1 or 2 times per week. There is less highway driving on the new route, so my MPG isn't as good. I completed 33,209 miles before starting the new job and my average MPG up until that time was 36.0 (n=118 fill-ups).

After about 80K miles the car has developed a problem where it does not start reliably. The voltage seems fine (all the lights come on and the battery tests Ok) but it just won't start. It typically won't start several times in a row but will eventually start. Then it may happen once or twice more but will usually start on the second or third try. I made some videos that show the problem.




DateODOGallonsMPG
2013-07-13591.836
2013-07-153869.08637.4
2013-07-166156.12534.3
2013-07-188607.13835.5
2013-07-1911016.78134.3
2013-07-2314359.75138.4
2013-07-2417628.51634.5
2013-07-2720137.27540
2013-07-3022736.50337.2
2013-07-31266010.40736.2
2013-08-0329588.23336.9
2013-08-0633109.53936.4
2013-08-0836529.435
2013-08-1139127.43239.5
2013-08-1342428.36536.6
2013-08-1445688.91635.1
2013-08-1848407.75137.7
2013-08-1951448.06137.5
2013-08-2054427.94437.4
2013-08-2156706.133.4
2013-08-2559448.23435.7
2013-08-2762648.96435.2
2013-08-2865849.133.5
2013-08-3168568.12533.9
2013-09-0270505.72137.5
2013-09-0473678.44535.9
2013-09-0576878.90338.7
2013-09-0979476.71541.5
2013-09-1082557.42338.8
2013-09-1286028.94439.9
2013-09-1389017.49435.4
2013-09-1691677.51739.5
2013-09-1794677.59536.3
2013-09-2398199.70837.8
2013-09-24101197.93339.3
2013-09-26104749.03235.8
2013-09-27107447.55236.7
2013-09-30110297.77236.4
2013-10-01113348.37137.5
2013-10-03115916.85134
2013-10-06118718.22737
2013-10-08122028.94835.7
2013-10-09125279.09834.1
2013-10-13128068.17837.8
2013-10-16130977.69427.4
2013-10-18133218.3140.9
2013-10-22136708.53533.6
2013-10-231401010.12130.5
2013-10-26142648.34137.3
2013-10-28145668.08733.8
2013-10-29147926.69336.4
2013-10-31150487.03933.6
2013-11-03153438.78233.6
2013-11-05155957.5136
2013-11-06158968.35635.7
2013-11-07162219.10435.4
2013-11-12164977.78635.4
2013-11-13167818.01536.1
2013-11-15171189.3436
2013-11-19174489.15435.5
2013-11-20177829.41435.2
2013-11-23181099.29834.3
2013-11-26183647.43730.1
2013-11-30185235.28437.4
2013-12-03187746.70336.3
2013-12-04190758.28135.3
2013-12-05193959.05732.6
2013-12-07196708.43734.1
2013-12-10199789.03234.7
2013-12-12202959.14835.6
2013-12-14205126.09933.9
2013-12-17207958.3637
2013-12-18211048.36236.1
2013-12-19214248.86738.7
2013-12-22217608.68136.6
2013-12-26220898.99339
2013-12-27224108.23835.8
2013-12-29227168.54636.5
2013-12-30230539.23836.4
2014-01-02232986.73635.7
2014-01-04235898.15332.3
2014-01-05237785.85434.6
2014-01-08240658.29232.8
2014-01-10243007.17535.7
2014-01-12246218.98836.4
2014-01-14249388.71838.3
2014-01-15252638.49632.3
2014-01-19255498.85636.9
2014-01-20258437.97334.2
2014-01-23260897.19831.2
2014-01-27263758.19941.5
2014-01-28266778.00134
2014-01-29270009.51133.8
2014-02-02273169.33635.9
2014-02-04275386.18335.4
2014-02-07277495.95533.5
2014-02-10280268.27635.6
2014-02-12282646.67936.8
2014-02-14285076.61135.4
2014-02-15288309.1234.4
2014-02-18290656.82737
2014-02-18292474.91437.5
2014-02-20295127.0641.6
2014-02-21297796.41536.8
2014-02-23300056.14837.9
2014-02-24302075.32538.5
2014-02-25304185.48737.8
2014-02-26306385.82636.8
2014-02-28309498.4635.3
2014-03-04312398.20637.3
2014-03-06314976.92435.4
2014-03-08318018.58537.5
2014-03-11320797.41638.7
2014-03-12322935.53537.2
2014-03-13325226.15736.2
2014-03-16327957.54637
2014-03-19330266.24439.9
2014-03-19332094.58231.9
2014-03-26334557.71135.6
2014-03-29337297.70431.3
2014-04-03339487.00134
2014-04-06342047.53133.6
2014-04-09344336.81631.5
2014-04-13346617.23431.6
2014-04-18349007.5634
2014-04-22351417.09833.4
2014-04-26354007.75738.2
2014-05-02356747.16433
2014-05-04359167.34230.4
2014-05-08361096.35333.9
2014-05-10364199.1434.9
2014-05-17367128.40335
2014-05-18368754.66334
2014-05-21370966.50133.1
2014-05-27373778.48934
2014-05-31376277.35134
2014-06-04378817.46535.3
2014-06-06381587.84532
2014-06-11383656.47532.9
2014-06-13385936.92930.2
2014-06-15387585.46532.7
2014-06-21390097.68733.2
2014-06-25391434.04231.2
2014-06-30393065.22131.5
2014-07-03394434.35533.7
2014-07-08397057.76830.8
2014-07-13399728.66133.6
2014-07-18401926.54132.2
2014-07-22403866.01731.6
2014-07-25405174.1434.5
2014-07-27407867.78929.1
2014-07-30409124.33532.2
2014-08-04411066.02932.5
2014-08-08413387.13833
2014-08-13416218.58531.6
2014-08-18418828.2634.1
2014-08-20420845.9336.4
2014-08-22423858.27836.6
2014-08-234276410.34933.6
2014-08-30430327.98732.6
2014-09-05432476.58930.1
2014-09-10435189.00831.6
2014-09-13438069.12532.6
2014-09-18440678.00436.9
2014-09-23442946.1634.9
2014-09-27445627.7632.1
2014-10-01448318.38631.5
2014-10-05450216.02733.5
2014-10-10453519.83734.6
2014-10-13455204.87935.3
2014-10-18457737.15829.5
2014-10-25460268.58934
2014-10-29462677.09733
2014-11-02465709.17129.4
2014-11-07468399.1529.6
2014-11-14470637.57835.6
2014-11-15474079.65936.5
2014-11-16476286.0535.7
2014-11-16478576.41731.1
2014-11-20480917.51936.2
2014-11-21484108.81336.5
2014-11-23487178.41441.7
2014-11-23490117.04329.1
2014-11-29492217.21531.4
2014-12-03494296.62131
2014-12-07496436.89430.4
2014-12-12498878.0232.3
2014-12-14501157.05433.6
2014-12-17503196.0828.7
2014-12-23505678.65633.3
2014-12-27508187.54637.5
2014-12-27511268.21638.7
2014-12-28513816.58630.2
2015-01-02516418.60630.2
2015-01-07518737.68128.6
2015-01-13521168.51129.8
2015-01-18523427.58133.8
2015-01-20525897.31532.2
2015-01-22527846.05828.9
2015-01-28530027.53828.3
2015-01-31531615.62733.9
2015-02-02533956.90331
2015-02-03536819.23537.1
2015-02-11539386.9330.3
2015-02-14542018.67927.3
2015-02-18544037.40629.2
2015-02-22546006.73929.1
2015-02-26547715.88130.7
2015-03-04549887.07932
2015-03-08552538.2933.5
2015-03-11555228.02331.3
2015-03-14557758.08835.3
2015-03-15560758.50629.4
2015-03-21562686.56829.6
2015-03-24564827.22834.8
2015-03-26566153.82631.6
2015-04-01569139.44133.6
2015-04-04571667.53630.8
2015-04-08574619.58231.9
2015-04-12576676.46129.6
2015-04-18579118.24834.4
2015-04-22581667.41632.3
2015-04-26584027.31433.2
2015-04-27586076.18236.9
2015-04-29588697.09433.6
2015-05-02591618.70336.2
2015-05-06594798.77435.3
2015-05-06597226.89332.9
2015-05-08599236.10631.2
2015-05-09600614.42134.5
2015-05-13603398.0632.2
2015-05-17605967.97134
2015-05-23609089.18533.6
2015-05-26611697.77532.4
2015-05-30614237.83733.4
2015-06-05616566.96733.2
2015-06-10619017.38529.2
2015-06-15621358.00733
2015-06-19623757.27832.1
2015-06-24625686.10838.9
2015-06-28628326.78729.6
2015-07-01629654.49732.8
2015-07-03631997.12530.8
2015-07-10634157.01633.7
2015-07-13636767.74534.3
2015-07-17639678.47237.7
2015-07-19642888.51741.7
2015-07-19646528.72434
2015-07-22648756.55432.2
2015-07-28650936.77932.4
2015-08-02653838.95732.3
2015-08-06656127.0838.2
2015-08-10658065.08333.8
2015-08-13660988.64133.7
2015-08-18663597.75134.2
2015-08-22666408.22831.7
2015-08-25668697.21433.9
2015-08-28670094.13333.9
2015-08-30672757.83631.6
2015-09-06675338.15531.2
2015-09-11677958.40835.4
2015-09-13681138.97529.7
2015-09-17683387.56835.9
2015-09-19686769.40934.3
2015-09-21688936.31832.1
2015-09-28691357.54938.1
2015-09-30694107.22640.4
2015-09-30696896.90132.7
2015-10-06699778.80432.3
2015-10-09702117.25234.6
2015-10-13705108.6332.2
2015-10-20707497.41133.5
2015-10-23710839.9641
2015-10-24717628.633.4
2015-10-28720267.90732.5
2015-11-01723329.40131
2015-11-06726199.2729.4
2015-11-12728778.78740
2015-11-13732469.23335
2015-11-15735237.91832.4
2015-11-17738058.69532.8
2015-11-22739815.36731.9
2015-11-27742468.29935.2
2015-11-29745027.2729.6
2015-12-02747337.80130.4
2015-12-04749918.49232
2015-12-08752437.88133.5
2015-12-10755208.25935.1
2015-12-11757847.52730.7
2015-12-15760508.65832.8
2015-12-18763288.48728.7

Overall Avg: 34.3 MPG (n=291 fill-ups)

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