1987 Ford Fiesta S 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Reliable cheap and great fun to drive
New exhaust just after buying the car for £44 brand new fitted!
Nothing else needed in the 2000 miles so far apart from a basic service.
The car is outstanding value for money at £170 for an '88 E-reg with less than 80,000 miles on the clock.
Insurance costs are very reasonable and performance excellent for such a small engined car. It's easily capable of 110MPH.
Better value than a Nova SR.
Fuel economy is brilliant at 38MPG around town and up to 48MPG at 70 on the motorway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd June, 2002
4th Jan 2003, 09:02
I got one of these, good fun, but I disagree with fuel economy, £28 for a full tank which gave me about 130 miles, very thirsty.
14th Jan 2004, 07:13
I've got an '88 1.4S and it used to drink fuel at a stupid rate (25mpg). Then I put a new carburettor on it and now it's up to 34mpg with little change in driving style. If a fiesta is drinking heavily, get the carb rebuilt!