1985 Ford Fiesta L 1.1 from UK and Ireland
Bought as a non runner after it had been sat on a driveway for 2 years.
This car is a little gem. As above, bought as a non runner with a seized starter motor and clutch. New starter and battery, and she started first time of asking. The clutch was seized engaged, so had to take the gearbox off to free it up.
Once that was done, just needed a new rear wheel cylinder and some tyres, as they were cracked due to age, then the MOT, which she passed.
Very reliable little car in hot or cold, or downpours. Needs a bit of choke in the mornings and she's away. The brakes feel a bit wooden, but stop well enough, and the handling is entertaining as it's a little bit squiggy. Great fun basic car though, that you actually have to drive.
Performance is not what this car is about. I mean in normal driving you don't find it too much trouble, although she can run out of puff going up steep hills. Sits at 70mph on the motorway without too much trouble.
Brilliant little car. Very honest, and will look after you provided you give her a little TLC.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 31st May, 2013