1977 Ford Fiesta Review

1977 Ford Fiesta L 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance111000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

100 quids worth of Dodge Viper power!

Faults:

The starter motor died whilst driving from Kent to Cornwall, and the Thermo-switch broke so I had to wire the cooling fan to the ignition.

General Comments:

A very reliable car which refused to die! She was dented and hand painted with a brush (Dodge Viper stripes), but I loved her till the end.

When her floor finally gave in, she sat in my garage for six months, by which time I managed to blow the engine in her replacement (An 1100 mk3 escort) and so I transplanted her engine into that and she's still running today!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2004

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review