1986 Ford Fiesta XR2 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
A cheap nippy laugh!
Various other bits for general maintenance - if you get the tuning and the services right they can be very nippy, reliable little cars!
I bought my first XR2 when I was 18 and got the insurance paid for my Birthday. When I went to look at the car it was a wreck - rust everywhere! You name where it goes on a Fiesta and this one was worse! To cut a long story short I just wanted it so I bought it and drove it into the ground. I learnt from buying a rusty heap but I was impressed with the way it drove so I went out and found another one in the best condition possible which is my current car.
I have done 20k miles in 14 months of owning it and although I have had to spend money on it, I don't think that 600 quid for 20k miles is bad for a C-reg!
Excellent predictable handling on pepperpots but beware when you put bigger wheels on it with lower profile tyres without lowering it - dangerous in the rain but excellent in the dry!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th September, 2000