1991 Ford Fiesta Reviews - Page 2 of 8

1991 Ford Fiesta popular plus 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired37175 miles
Most recent distance38102 miles

Summary:

Slow, but solid first car

Faults:

A brake light bulb failed. As well as the left reverse light bulb.

General Comments:

The interior is good for this class of car and the seats are comfy. Performance is ok considering it only has 54bhp. Insurance should be cheap for a 1.1,but the first quote I got was for nearly one and a half thousand pounds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th May, 2005

1991 Ford Fiesta XR2i 1.6 CVH from UK and Ireland

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 CVH Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired104000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

The second fastest fiesta is not second best

Faults:

Rust round the fuel cap (that was there when bought)

Nothing else.

General Comments:

For the money there is no other car I can think of that you will enjoy more.

The inside cabin noise is harsh under acceleration, but when cruising at fifty miles an hour plus is virtually silent.

Goes round corners superbly and overtakes very well.

Rust is always a problem with the three door fiestas.

Cheap to replace parts and easy to modify for performance, the amount of parts for it are vast.

Definitely one of the best hot hatches you can buy (if you can afford the insurance)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2005

22nd Feb 2006, 09:43

I agree xr2i are not fastest cars in the world can perform and will give a fight when needed.

1991 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Fun packed hot hatch!

Faults:

New front wheel bearings and steering rack were needed at 100,000 miles.

Head gasket needed rebuilding at 85,000 miles.

Turbo had to be replaced at 90,000 miles.

Had some minor electrical problems mainly due to old wiring and connectors.

Some rust is starting to appear under the filler cap and near the doors.

General Comments:

I have only owned my RS Turbo for a few months and although a few repairs have been needed it's been well worth it!

Performance doesn't get much better for such a small car, the turbo'd 1.6 engine kicks out 132bhp as standard (not bad for a little fiesta!). Power can easily be increased with modifications such as an exhaust, air filter and chip. The RS Turbo will beat virtually all other hatches from a standstill and does 0-60 in a quick 7.8 seconds.

The handling is raw, it is very true and communicative although there is no power steering so it can be hard work turning at low speeds. Handling can be improved further with a lowered suspension kit.

The standard spec for the RS Turbo is very impressive. It comes with full bodykit, alloys, front fogs, ABS brakes, heated front windscreen, electric windows and sunroof.

The interior is very nice with Recaro seats as standard and a sporty steering wheel. All buttons are nice and clear to use. Rear space is also pretty good for a small car.

The RS Turbo is a very nice sporty car which is a great raw drive with impressive performance. Due to their age they are becoming quite rare now which makes it even nicer to own one, just make sure it's in good nick!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2003

6th Jan 2004, 11:30

ABS brakes were always a cost option along with a heated windscreen. The prices during the second half of 1991 were £250 for the heated screen and £400 for the ABS. An interesting point is that the RS Turbo and the XR2i had the same braking system, same front vented disc's and same rear drums. A very good review.

1991 Ford Fiesta Flight 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles

Summary:

Economical, Bland, Boring

Faults:

The central locking had a habit of opening and closing continuously for a few minuets every now and then.

Drivers seat was bit worn, which was worrying as the car had only done 50000 miles.

Interior door trim was beginning to come loose, but othing major.

The car had limited rust, but this is to be expected of Fords of this period.

General Comments:

The Ford Fiesta is your bog standard car. It does everything in an average boring way. Its not bad, but at the same time its not good.

The 1.3 OHV engine is economical, but its slow, uninspiring and I think has to have the worst engine note in history.

My Fiesta was well equipped with central locking, windows, rev counter and alloy wheels.

Ride is not the Fiestas strong point, but the car did not have much body roll. Because of this the fiesta gives the driver an impression of handling beyond the cars abilities. Don't take corners fast in the wet, you will lose the back end which is very undesirable in the FWD Fiesta.

Economy is good, even when pushed making it cheap for both the long and short journey.

The seats will give you back ache after a few hours driveing.

Not much room in the back even on the five door model, but adequate boot space.

There was your usual Ford cost cutting throughout the vehicle e. g only one hydrolic arm on the boot.

Although the car is economical and cheap to run, insurance is very high for a super mini. Which puts cot of ownership up.

Yes, its is better than a Nova, but that's not saying much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 2003

12th Dec 2003, 17:13

I own a Ford Fiesta Flight and I can't find one bad thing to say about it. Mine has the 1.3 OHV engine and my dads Orion has a 1.4 OHC engine, my 1.3 feels so much quicker and smoother. The Fiesta that this person had probably had not been properly looked after eg oil changes, valve clearances etc. My car has had all this done and more besides, if you want to buy a Fiesta Flight my advice is buy one with service history and low mileage. Also make sure that the Engine Management System has been looked after.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 29 reviews