1989 Ford Festiva L from North America
Pass this car up
Body has 223K on it.
Engine has 40K.
Break lines rotted through.
Gas lines and tank rotted through.
Under body of this car is shot.
Exhaust is shot muffler flakes huge pieces of metal.
Heater core is shot.
Car runs hot and Idles high.
Scrapers do not even want it, too light and to much of a pain to drop gas tank as I have found out through personal experience.
Good on gas but rot away fast.
Sad to see it die after 2 monthes of ownership 600 down the drain.
Sits in driveway jacked up.
Old engine died with 195K which is decent, but the cars rot out terrible and are not worth a dime to any one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd April, 2008
10th Nov 2011, 18:36
I live in an area that uses a lot of salt on the roads in winter, and know the problem of which you speak. My LX started life as a southern car, and therefore doesn't have the rust issues you experienced. Would like to add that 20 some year old Toyotas, Hondas, Fords, or what have you all have rust issues here. People are amazed at the condition of my little '89 when told how old it is. Think the problem with yours is the environment and not the vehicle. True, I paste wax it once a year, including under the rockers and flush the wheel wells out every so often when the temp gets above freezing in the winter, but I've had her for four winters now, and she shows no sign of rot. Just something you have to do if you want it to live, and no less important than changing the oil.