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.
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.