1991 Ford Festiva L 1.3 from North America
It is the bane of my existence
Got flooded. Interior smells bad from flooding. Not really a fault with the car though.
This car horrible.
When I bought this car, the wife said I just had to live with it until it died. It won't die.
I don't remember the last time I had the oil changed. I'm not sure this car takes oil actually. Maybe hamster kibble? I don't know because haven't had to open the hood in 6 years of ownership. Maybe there is some kind of miniature nuclear reactor under there, I'd never know.
I off-road it like it was a Hummer, I race around in it like it was a Ferrari, I carry building materials home in it like it was F350 Super Duty truck. It takes everything I can throw at it and sucks it up and smiles at me with that ugly little grin the whole time.
The gas mileage on this car is a crime against capitalism. If all cars got the 45mpg I get out of this thing, our economy would come to a screeching halt. I'm pretty sure Festivas are outlawed in Texas for this very reason.
And don't even get me started on the tires. 12 inch tires? Who puts 12" tires on a car? They cost about $12 at Wal-Mart and last three years. How is Goodyear supposed to stay in business when the auto manufacturers pull stuff like that.
They'll probably bury me in this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd November, 2006
12th Nov 2006, 09:07
Never had to open the hood in six years and 58,000 miles? lol.
26th Jan 2007, 07:13
Haha, this should be a commercial!
26th Jan 2007, 10:40
On a serious note, if you upgrade your tires from 145s to 165s (as I did) you will notice a huge huge difference in the way your Festiva handles. The 145s were essentially designed for around town driving, if that. But in the real world in America you go on the highway and the 165s are the right choice.
1st Jul 2007, 22:09
You hate your car and its obvious.
2nd Jul 2007, 10:22
Why don't you sell it to someone who will actually appreciate it, instead of trying to kill it off?? Just a thought.
19th Nov 2007, 00:11
It's a reliable beast that you can't kill... and you hate it? It four wheels like a beast, acts as your truck, and you never have to open the hood and you hate it? Whatever. Ford Festiva, best car, ever.
7th Oct 2008, 06:30
I have to agree with the review... except I have had to replace a valve cover gasket once.
13th Nov 2008, 15:43
I get what you´re saying; you hate it cause it´s such a good car.
14th Nov 2008, 09:35
He hates it - like a boxer hates a punch bag.
14th Nov 2008, 18:46
LMAO!! Best review ever!!! LOL LOL My son's bicycle at least has 20" wheels, probably too big for a festiva! LOL :)
22nd Nov 2008, 20:59
I LOVE my Festiva! But she rolled down my driveway & stopped up against my neighbors Van & broke her Drivers side tail light. HELP! I can't find a replacement anywhere & I can't live without my little yellow Spec. Does anyone have a line on a tail light???