1991 Ford Festiva L from North America
A great price for a tiny car
I needed a new battery at 130,000 miles.
The alternator went out shortly after I replaced the battery, at around 130,250 miles.
The back brakes are starting to go out and need to be replaced.
There were some shorts in the wiring from the alternator to the battery that I had to repair.
This car is my first car, and I can't really complain because it was free.
It is really good on gas, it takes around 11 dollars to fill my tank.
I have had a lot of problems with the wires from the alternator to the battery breaking.
I was told by a store representative that my year of festiva was "imported" therefore, it would have cost a large sum to purchase a new alternator for it. I chose to purchase a alternator from a junk yard. It was in perfect condition and only cost around 45 dollars.
Overall-My festiva gets me from place to place most of the time, and it hasn't been such a bad little car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th December, 2003