NADA Nods to Ford Fiesta

It’s official: the 2011 Ford Fiesta is the NADAguides May 2011 car of the month. This winning sub-compact is getting a lot of attention as a front-runner in its class. Now, the new accolades can only add to this model year’s curb appeal.

Overall, NADAguides praises the 2011 Fiesta’s engineering and design, as well as the value for cost for this model. For anyone pursuing an agreement to finance a 2011 Fiesta, this consumer reporting should come as a reassurance that buyers get a lot for their money. Another thing experts love about the Ford Fiesta? Features – NADAguides points to this model year as having many more features than one might expect for the class, or for the base price well below the $20,000 mark.

In fact, Ford’s newest numbers show that if you are in the market for the 2011 Ford Fiesta, you can pick up the base model even cheaper, with a base MSRP of just $13,995 for the 2011 Ford Fiesta S Sedan (and another $500 off for those who pay cash) and a range of prices for top trims that still won’t break the bank, for example, a 2011 Ford Fiesta SES Hatch for $17,695 after the same $500 cash back offer.

So what about your decision to finance a 2011 Fiesta? Ford’s current best financing is set at 72 month financing at 5.9% APR. Keep in mind that this offer requires a 10% down payment. These numbers can change based on local dealerships, price shifts, and other day to day factors. But that’s your ballpark for getting hold of the economy car that’s turning heads on Ford lots.

Other tips for financing your Fiesta come from experienced auto lot hagglers. One item to keep in mind is that dealers will often add to the manufacturer’s “base” financing offer for a 2011 Ford Fiesta or any other ride on the lot. This is often called “dealer markup” or “dealer reserve” and it can trim dollars from your wallet. Some tactics, including a bigger down payment, extra incentives and temporary sales, and trade-ins can bring your 2011 Ford Fiesta finance deal back down to a reasonable monthly payment. Make sure your credit is in good shape before rolling to the dealership, and you could see one of these kinds of deals on a new small sedan that’s predicted to go the distance.