1984 Ford Fiesta Reviews

1984 Ford Fiesta Popular Plus 1.1 OHV from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 OHV Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance132000 miles

Summary:

An ideal first car

Faults:

Master cylinder and brake servo stopped working.

Hand brake cable snapped.

Needed a new sump nut.

New head gasket and valve seals.

New exhaust.

General Comments:

Disgusting colour "Champagne gold", horrible brown interior.

Never broke down on me really at all.

Engine very easy to work on.

Very economical £5 petrol @ 72.9p gets 45-50 miles.

Can't get very big subs in the boot.

Very, very easy to get broken into without damaging anything at all.

Cheap insurance.

Good old Mk2 Fiesta.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2001

25th Feb 2013, 12:17

Loved champagne gold. My first Fiesta was that colour.

1984 Ford Fiesta XR2 1.6 CVH carb from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 CVH carb Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carFord Orion 1600 Ghia

Summary:

Underestimated hothatch of the 80's

Faults:

Arches rusted where bodykit was attached.

Serious cooling problem.

Nearside front damper collapsed.

Boot floor rusted out.

General Comments:

Despite the problems above it's a very good sporty car. Its lowered sport suspension makes you feel it's going a lot faster than you think.

A very good car for the price asked. Its only flaw is its group 13 insurance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2001

1984 Ford Fiesta Ghia 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1984
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10

Faults:

Not starting in the wet, but will start fine from cold.

General Comments:

Gets me from A to B and maybe C if it's not raining!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 1997

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews