2000 Ford Festiva Reviews

2000 Ford Festiva Trio 1.3 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 kilometres
Most recent distance125100 kilometres

Summary:

Great cheap run around!

Faults:

Only problem is a too small windscreen wiper blade installed, but that's easy fixed.

General Comments:

This is my first car and boy is she a gem to drive!

No power steering, does have driver assist steering, but you hardly notice the heavy steering unless your parking.

Everything in the car is stock-standard but mine came with a JVC CD player which is a fantastic extra to have in this little car.

First time driving the car, it was raining cats and dogs, the car handled perfectly, not a glitch in this area.

Around 110 km/hr the car starts to get the shakes and tremors however its not annoying nor can it be classed as a 'fault', it's a small car for goodness sake!

I would recommend this car to ANYBODY getting a first car or even a cheap run around, very good on juice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2008

2000 Ford Festiva Trio 1.3 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance30500 kilometres
Previous carDatsun 120Y

Summary:

Low Budget comfortable runaround

Faults:

The wire from the rear de-mister broke after 6 months, but was fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

Brought the car new and it's been very reliable, comfortable, cheap to run and is excellent for running around the city. Handling is very good (although it could do with power steering for slow speed driving).

If you buy a new one do not treat it with kid gloves. After the first 200km I drove the car fairly agressively. It responded by having plenty of grunt when required whereas a friend was too easy on his motor and it has no guts when he puts the foot down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2003

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews