There is almost nothing more reassuring than a vote of confidence from a group of drivers who spend their working lives in a car, and the fact that the AA driving school have announced the addition of the latest Ford Fiesta to its 2,000 strong fleet of cars, confirms that Ford have got things right with their latest model of this popular car.
Choosing the Fiesta over the Focus
The AA have ordered more than 200 units of the 2013 Ford Fiesta model and they are particularly attracted to the 1-0 Litre Ecoboost model, which will probably see the current 50/50 split of Fiesta and Focus models advance more towards favouring the Fiesta in the future.
Most popular model
The specific model that is flying off the shelves as it were is the Titanium 1.0 Litre Ecoboost model that delivers 123bhp. There is also a similar 1-0 Litre petrol unit that delivers 98bhp, and both versions of the Fiesta offer a combined fuel economy of 65.7mpg and CO2 emissions at only 99g/km.
The fuel efficiency aspect is of course a strong selling point as fuel costs have been on an upward spiral for some considerable time and are a major part of the overheads incurred by driving instructors and motorists in general. The 1.0 Ecoboost model offers excellent fuel efficiency but importantly, it still delivers the sort of power that you might expect from a car with a larger engine capacity.
A good car to learn in
Running costs and CO2 emissions are important considerations of course but if you are a driving instructor then the number one priority is to offer your pupils a chance to learn to drive in a car that is easy to control and offers great flexibility, especially in the hands of an inexperienced learner driver. All these points make the Ford Fiesta 2013 model an ideal choice for the AA and their army of driving instructors throughout the country and they are a popular choice for learner drivers too, who have given very positive feedback about their driving experience and the fact that it feels like a very good car to learn to drive in.
In addition to all the apparent benefits offered by the new 2013 Fiesta model in terms of economy, driving performance and the overall positive feedback received so far, another important factor is pricing and again the model compares favourably against other vehicles in the same class category.
The latest Ford Fiesta model has an entry level price of just 9,995 and the cheapest 1-0 Ecoboost model that you can buy comes in at only 14,345, which is for the Zetec trim model.
A strong brand alliance
Ford are of course a major player in the automotive industry and so are the AA in their respective field, so the fact that both companies have forged such a strong alliance over the years can only be seen as a positive sign that Ford are producing the sort of car that will deliver on its promises and the AA, through their driving instructors, are more than happy to advertise this fact.