1999 Ford Puma 1.7 petrol
Fun for one, but not really for a family
Indicators not cancelling.
Knocking from rear over bumps (needs investigating).
Steering wheel peeling.
Rust on rear arches (common).
Not had this car long, but always liked the shape. As soon as I got it, though, the elusive Puma started to appear everywhere.
This car is quick and handles very well. It is a joy to drive and turns heads.
Lack of vision around the 'A' pillar and a few blind spots, which are not covered by the small mirrors, but hey, this is a coupe after all.
Expensive to tax, but the upside is 280 miles per tank (£40), which gives an average of 43 MPG, no matter how it is driven.
The rear seats are for a child, however a small adult will fit in quite comfortably as long as they are not too tall.
All controls are to hand and has lots of toys, which you don't normally get with Ford, like heated screens!
As long as you don't open boot lid too far when wet, everything will stay dry, otherwise the water pours in.
Make sure you keep an eye on the oil level, as mine was very low when I got it, and this affected the cam/valve timing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th July, 2012