I've owned over 20 cars, and in the short time I've had it, it's the most reliable car I've ever had
Needs shocks, struts, tires, brake lines, oil pan, muffler.
Has a gas line leak by the rear of the car.
A boot in the left front suspension needs to be replaced.
The radio and A/C don't work.
The seats aren't overly comfortable, but this car is highly reliable. Even with the gas line leak, I still get 30mpg. The inside of the car is surprisingly roomy and needs to be cleaned. With all its problems, I'm still considering if I should find another Festiva and sell this one, or still find another Festiva and restore the one I have.
This is a VERY tough car, and will take everything you can dish at it. Having had the car only 2 months, buying in late August 2009, and writing this review in late October 2009, I must say this is a car that if you get it, it will be reliable and good on gas. If you're looking for all the bells and whistles, it can still be customized.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd October, 2009