1986 Ford Fiesta Xr2 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Reliable little car
Drive shaft snapped twice
Ever since I was in school people used to talk about how good xr2's were at aged 18, and my 5 gt turbo had just died I got the chance to swap my 5 shell with the broken engine, for a fully working xr2, canary yellow in color.
The performance too me was a let down from what I was expecting and from the insurance prices it was more to insure than my 5 turbo which had a lot more power than this, inside was very basic, but from a car made in 1986 what could you expect, been a oldish car I must say I had no real problems with it, apart from a driveshaft which snapped twice, I think the second time was the mechanics fault he liked taking money, but I'm sure he didn't know what he was doing now in hindsight, the good old cvh lived up to it name, and it burned oil too ;), still it never seized on me, so I was happy with that, the xr2 was very good on petrol, much better than my old turbo.
Don't see many of theses cars on the road now. If you are looking for one I would recommend you make sure its not leaking oil, or burning oil, been a ford if a part does break, they are readily available and cheapish to get a hold of.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th July, 2005