Best car ever owned, my 1993 Ford Festiva
Just rear wheel bearings about every 20000 miles.
I bought my 1993 Festiva with 100000 miles on it for $250. The lady I got it from said the clutch was bad, but only needed adjusting.
I put Bosch Platinum +4 plugs in at $5.99 each, & Bosch wires & a K&N air filter system on the car. Then bought a performance chip for $60 that took me from 63 hp to 107hp, & 51 mpg to 58 mpg, or 7 more mpg.
It has a 1.3 liter engine at 63 hp & a 5 speed trans.
I also put Lucas engine treatment in every oil change, & also in transaxle & a 5.25 ozs. bottle in at every full tank of gas.
The rear wheel bearings go bad about every 20000 miles or so, so I ordered heavy duty ones from a California speed shop. I have not had to replace them since they were installed.
I have changed the oil & filter every 3500 miles, & the car now has 404521 miles & runs very strong. I have had 9 of these cars; 1988, 1989, 1990, 1990,1990, 1991, 1991, 1992, 1993. The best cars I've ever owned.
I also put 13" wheels on all of them from a Dodge Vista Cruiser Wagon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th February, 2011