1991 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo 1.6 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland
Best cheap hot hatch!
Had a problem with the inner CV joint falling apart!
The best car I've ever owned! When I stiffened up the suspension the thing handled like a dream with totally nautral handling, totally encouraging you to slide the car round any corner, and those Recaro's are priceless.
These cars are in a totally different league to those crappy XR2i's which I've also owned (briefly).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th July, 2000
12th Jan 2002, 04:34
They do tend to cost 3 times the amount of a XR2i though, reasonable XR2i-1000 rs t-2500.
9th Dec 2005, 11:42
Yeah, but the thing there is, all you have to do with the fiesta turbo is exhaust, filter and chip and your churning out 165bhp, and when you got plenty of 300BHP+ 1600 CVH turbo's out there, how can the XR2i compete without forced induction, quite simply it can't.
1991 Ford Fiesta LX 1.4 CFI from UK and Ireland
Check the car out thoroughly!
When I got the car the head gasket was blown, needed 2 new pads, 2 new discs + 2 new drum cylinders. Also rust around the petrol cap (inherent problem with sub-'94 models). Car was leaking water through the front and back windscreen. Just had new trailing arms for front wheels (knocking noise over bumps). Rust now creaping up rear arches.
Although lots of problems, parts are relatively cheap and if you can find a set of 13" XR2i alloys for it then cornering is not a problem! Have got rust seen to twice and it keeps coming back, and there is still water coming in the footwells from somewhere. Heavy front tyre wear. Good fun car overall.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th June, 2000
1991 Ford Fiesta Ghia 1.4 carb from UK and Ireland