1991 Ford Fiesta XR2i 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
A cheap fun hatch that is still popular
Worn steering rack replaced.
New starter motor and alternator.
Warped brake disks replaced.
Ball joints replaced on numerous occasions.
Gear-box drive shaft oil seal replaced.
A fun and quickish car.
Highly geared steering lets the car down though and makes some corners a bit of a chore.
The support provided by the seats is also poor especially for the taller person.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2001
3rd Jul 2001, 13:49
Totally agree, we sold ours as the steering was so heavy it gave me pains in my stomach, also the seats were terrible, really high with no support. Having said that it was sold at only 40k and looked like new it was totally immaculate. I found the engine took 20k miles to loosen up. It also under steered a lot and no ABS yikes! Still it looked great in red with RS alloys. No regrets though, good fun.