Very good daily driver!
Well I have not had any problems with my festiva except for a alternator belt. It wasn't the cars fault, I just think that the last person to put one on didn't pull the alternator tight enough.
The car isn't a performer by any means. It doesn't handle good and it has next no acceleration.
BUT it is a very good daily driver. My worst gas mileage to date was 38mpg and that was having the foot to the floor in every gear. My best was 44 and that was cruising on the Highway for 120 miles one way.
The clutch requires absolutely no effort, you can just barely put any pressure into it and it goes to the floor. The shifts are very long though, but you always know what gear you are in.
I would definatly buy another.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd November, 2006