Ford Fiesta Review from Sweden

1988 Ford Fiesta 1.4

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf


Expensive experience for me at least


A rear wheel bearing seized when driving without warning.

Very heavy on fuel, and 2 different mechanics had no answer as to why (no leaky fuel lines, leaky fuel tank, dodgy brakes and exhaust was good: lambda 1.01 at idle and 1.05 at 3000 RPM, and the rest like any other car).

General Comments:

The thirstiest car I have ever owned, it took between 1,1 litres/10km to 1,4 litres/10km.

This car only had 2 previous owners (if I remember correctly) and was in absolute showroom condition and very low mileage.

Great side mirrors with a good view.

Pretty comfortable seats.

74 HP, so pretty nice acceleration, since it is a light car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st November, 2012

2nd Nov 2012, 13:04

1988 Fiestas don't have lambda sensors...

Average review marks: 4.0 / 10, based on 1 review