1990 Ford Festiva L+ from North America
A good car treated badly by it's previous owner
When I first got the car, there was a bad connection with the alternator, and it wasn't charging the battery.
The Muffler needed to be replaced.
After having it for about a month, the water pump broke, and had to be replaced.
Mine is a very hard car to drive on the highway.
There is a leak in the transmission fluid.
A few days ago the engine died, and I don't know why. Now it won't start.
The seats are very comfortable, and there is a lot of head room.
The car has a lot of room to transport cargo if you fold down the backseat.
The car gets great gas mileage.
I would buy another one as a second car if it were in good condition, but it doesn't have quite enough room for cargo transportation that I need.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th July, 2003
24th Oct 2015, 15:16
Check the ground wire under the spark plug wires on the valve cover. Remove it, clean it and replace it. I had the same problem. This is the only electrical problem I have had with my Festiva. My car is 25 years old and has been driven several time from VA to CA and back. My most reliable car except for my 1960 VW which did not have a heater. The Festiva has a heater and A/C that still works. Great car.