1987 Ford Fiesta L 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland
A wonderful little dependable car
The only problem that I have had with this car is the starter motor sometimes fails to engage properly, however this does not cause a major problem as respinning the motor usually results in it engaging properly.
The cigarette lighter and clock illumination light were faulty when I received the car.
The Ford Fiesta has always been a favourite car of mine, and this one has not disappointed.
The car drives so smooth that it is difficult to fault, and although the engine is only 1100cc, there is plenty of power for round-the-town and short distance journeys.
As with most older Fords I have owned, the clutch "bite" area is a little small, but once mastered the gear change is smooth and very light.
This car is now 16 years old, but I can see it carrying on for another 10 years, with only minor maintenance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st November, 2003