1993 Ford Festiva 1.3 4 cylinder from North America
Here we go again
All of these needed when the vehicle was purchased: Headlight relay, speedo cable, and rear wheel bearings. Came with a stock radio, so that and the stock speakers had to go.
Normally one can't really write a serious review on a vehicle that they have only driven for 600 miles, however I owned an '89 Festiva for 11 years and put 140K on it before putting it down at 210,000 miles. That was about 6 months ago.
It's probably enough to say that when the '89 died I went out and found another to replace it. Actually it never did die. Was running and driving when I donated it to a local charity. The new(er) version is a '93 with 98,000 on it. Fully expect to get at least another 100,000 on this one. Like I said, I've only put 600 miles on it which is 2 tanks of gas (10 gallon tank) and it's come in at a tick over 38 MPG in mixed driving.
For a more in depth review check my earlier post under "Closest I've ever come to driving for free". The '89 and '93 are basically the same vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th October, 2018
27th Oct 2018, 18:58
How much do you have in it?
29th Oct 2018, 16:06
I used to carpool with a guy who bought a new Festiva after his Camry died. That car was the archetypal c***box: everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, on that car felt lightweight and flimsy, from the thin doors to every piece of plastic in the interior, moreso than any other microcar I have ever been in (until the arrival of the Smart car). An old air-cooled VW Bug is a tank in comparison.