1990 Ford Fiesta XR2i 1.6i from UK and Ireland
CV Boot, for MoT.
Lots of rust, mainly underneath and by the petrol cap, rear windscreen wipe and bonnet.
Replaced the cam belt.
Rear brake light pedal switch broke.
Interior light didn't work.
This car was seriously quick, had a new injection system put on with a boost valve, uprated HT leads, K&N induction kit, also the suspension was lowered, so she handled well!
I only got the car as I needed a cheap replacement car until I saved up enough money to get something newer (previous car got repossessed AARRGGG!!) so my mate suggested a XR2i as they are quick and have a lot of character about them... he never told me what the petrol bill would be like! That was the only reason she had to go, also a target for jealous thieves - got annoying, although they never stole anything.
I've never been a great fan of Ford cars... prefer a car with a bit of flare (hence the Punto) but this boy never let me down and I loved it when the boost kicked in, had big plans for her, but the cost of running it was a joke, £15 every two days I was putting in, and that wasn't booting it! As I have to travel quite far to work, I needed a car which was economical and attractive, I was more than happy with my Punto TD.
My best mate is well ito his Fiestas, he's a mechanic and next month he's getting a old basic Fiesta, then kitting it out with a 2 litre Mondeo lump! Crazy!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd July, 2004