1990 Ford Festiva Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1990 Ford Festiva L 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired175000 miles
Most recent distance358000 miles
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Summary:

This car is what every Toyota hopes to grow up to be

Faults:

General maintenance.

Tune up, brakes, tires, exhaust.

Clutch at 212,000.

General Comments:

I love these cars, own 4 others. Great for long distance and great on gas. I still get 40+ mpg. Call mine a little Scooter Buggie. Greatest car since Duesenburg. Everyone should have at least one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2000

1990 Ford Festiva LX 1.3i from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired198000 kilometres
Most recent distance206000 kilometres
Previous carFord Festiva

Summary:

The perfect small car

Faults:

The muffler had to be replaced after I purchased the car.

General Comments:

This is my third Festiva. I really enjoy driving these little cars. I was in an accident with my last one, they actually have a 5 star front impact rating! Good thing I wasn't driving a Chevy Sprint! The car still ran perfectly, and I was able to drive it home. I have always found the festiva to be very reliable.

I am 6'2" and I am very comfortable in my Festie. I think they are reliable because they were designed by Mazda. One thing I do not like is the rude, unhelpful people at the local Ford dealerships. Whenever possible, I buy parts at the local Mazda dealer. They are far more helpful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th August, 2000

20th Jan 2002, 00:20

Actually, you will find this most amusing.. The Ford Festiva is actually built by Kia, which at the time was owned by Mazda who is owned by Ford. Long story, but it is quite true.

14th Oct 2004, 15:28

Designed by mazda. made by KIA, sold by Mazda, KIA, Ford.

1990 Ford Festiva L+ 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.3
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10

Faults:

Rear wheel bearings several times, strong smell of oil burning.

General Comments:

This car is above average in acceleration for the class of car that it's in. Very dependable besides wheel bearings.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd October, 1999

1990 Ford Festiva LX 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.3
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

I replaced the clutch at 102,000 miles but it was still good, I just wanted to go ahead and get a new one. I had to have work done on the A/C. I've also replaced the rear bearings once.

General Comments:

Overall this car is pretty great for the price I paid for it, I am very surprised. It is beyond reliable, it has never left me stranded ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd September, 1999

26th Oct 2001, 12:03

I got my Ford Festiva new in 91 and have enjoyed it ever since. I have driven over 300,000 klms on it and in the 10 years I have owned it, I have had to do my transmission only once in it. I enjoy the great gas milage as well as the handling. I have found in the winter time, it is not exactly very warm. But I can put up with a bit of inconvenience to save a lot of money on gas! If I had the chance, I would buy myself another car like this one!

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 21 reviews