An overrated and disappointing car
- The engine stopped working in the winter a few times when changing gears, like I was some novice driver that changes at low rpm.
- The engine heats up very hard with e10, and in cold weather increases the consumption very much.
- The steering makes strange noises at high speeds.
- The clutch is making funny noises from time to time.
- It's losing oil.
- Every time I drive in the rain, the belt slips.
- Jumps off the trajectory if the asphalt is not smooth in curves.
All the problems above were not present when I bought the car, and there are a lot of other faults I would never have expected from a Ford.
I only bought this car as a winter, car and got stuck with it ever since.
I have driven small engined cars all my life, but never had a car with carburetor before. I did not expect a Ford from 1995 to have a carburetor; it was a surprise for me to discover this 2 months after buying it.
Despite a few mechanical problems, I did not invest any money in the car other than benzine and oil, and because I bought it for 450 euros, I intend to drive it until the TUV expires in a few months.
On the plus side, I used it to carry all of my furniture when moving, I use it to commute to work, and on a few longer runs (500km) with no problems. It's great on snow.
I do agree that it is quite an old car, but I am extremely disappointed with it.
All my old cars were better: Daewoo Matiz 0.8, Twingo 1.2, Daihatsu Cuore, and all were bought for under 800 euros.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th August, 2011