1987 Ford Fiesta 1.1 from UK and Ireland
Jammed window regulator driver's door.
Speedo needs recalibrating.
Windscreen wipers are dodgy.
Head gasket has gone.
Pungent smell of petrol.
Exhaust box has blown.
The gears are crunching.
A useless car that is only fit for the scrap yard.
It is unreliable, a vandal magnet, uncomfortable and has air fix kit style build quality.
As a first car it has given me good driving experience, but I only paid £40 for it so I cannot grumble too much.
XR2 alloys make it look a bit meaner though.
Has had 9 previous owners so it has had a hard life.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th September, 2001
9th Dec 2001, 10:12
This is the best summary of the Fiesta! I know someone who bought one that had been abandoned- only paid £15 for it but it was the worst car I had ever seen. No wonder someone abandoned it. Twin choke carb can let you keep up with a Nova SR if you clutch it in 2nd and 3rd gear.
5th Jan 2008, 16:37
These were dreadful little cars even when new. a true successor to the 103E popular.