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.