Don't go for fiat. It's a very good vehicle for the price but after sales service is really pathetic.
Actually you are very much correct. The old Ford Fiesta (now rechristiened as "Ford Classic") is an excellent car with best build, frugal engines, powerful A/C, Gr8 Music System, very reliable and low on maintenence. However Ford appears to have least concern in rejuvenating this gem of a car. The monthly sales figure of this car is not encouraging either. The future of this car appears to be blank.Well I am pretty late for this but I have a weird looking suggestion - go and test drive old ford fiesta once. It was best and cheapest sedan that i ever drove in diesel and I was about to buy it, however since I took 7 days to finalize the dealer went back on discount, so have to cancel it. Since I didn't like any other sedan waited for almost two years to save money to buy my car. I know lot of people will actually get shocked when I say this but in terms of drive quality, engine and quality of other stuff the car is simply too good and now ford has reduced price also. Yes it's a no frill type car so no fancy features, but if you want real value for money with some quality, do consider it. Service is ok. One of my friend still drives his ford Ikon and both of us love its drive. Take a test drive just for fun. And yes if you maintain it well, it can easily do 7-8 years of service.