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


100 quids worth of Dodge Viper power!


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