1981 Ford Fiesta Reviews

1981 Ford Fiesta L 1.1 from Netherlands

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired63693 kilometres
Most recent distance387527 kilometres
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

It's a fabulous small and fast fun car, ready for another 30+ years :)

Faults:

The only thing that went wrong was the ignition; those points had to be replaced too often, so we changed the dizzy for one with an electronic ignition inside.

General Comments:

It was a slow as a snail and pink when we bought it, neglected for about 9 years in a garage.

Now the small car is red again, feels more like a small street sleeper, as we've done 0 to 100 kmh (62mph) in less than 8 seconds (GPS timing) more than once.

Since we've put some modifications in and on it, she drives like a real sports car. She's still quite comfy, and on the highway she can play along with the rest till far over the legal speed limits out there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2012

24th Nov 2012, 09:08

I think you mean 0-62mph in 18 seconds... that was about what my 1100 could manage.

1981 Ford Fiesta 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 miles
Most recent distance107856 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat 1.8GT

Summary:

Tin can with wheels, but quite quick for its crap engine :)

Faults:

Rust, paint discolouration, moss growing up the passenger side window :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2000

1981 Ford Fiesta Ghia 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired67500 miles
Most recent distance67519 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Polo 1300 Coupe S

Summary:

Mark 1, a car with seriously character

Faults:

Considering the car is nearly twenty years old the car is in concourse condition, slight surface rust on the sill and on the driver's side wing.

General Comments:

I can guarantee that my Fiesta Ghia is the best looking twenty year old you will ever see. If you like older cars I seriously recommend buying the mark 1, first of all it has a lot more character and plus the fact it had the Fiesta Supersport Kent engine in it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2000

13th Aug 2001, 13:03

What planet are you on. If I didn't think you would fly into a jealous rage and inflict damage to my 1980 1.3 Ghia with 32k (original) garaged for 15 years baby, I'd invite you round for a glance.

1981 Ford Fiesta Bravo 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1981
Engine and transmission 1.1
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Faults:

Nothing yet, after 19 years.

General Comments:

Bought the car for 250 quid off an old lady and I will never find a better deal. In better condition than some of the newer Fiesta's on the road, with only 38k genuine miles on the clock. Cheap to buy, cheap to run, cheap to insure, can't go wrong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th June, 1999

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 4 reviews