Cheap and very cheerful!
Some surface rust under the front bumper and rear wheel arch showing it's age, now tended to.
Split CV gaitor when first bought.
Sometimes difficult to engage first gear - I think this is a common problem on Fiestas.
Tappet noise, fixed by adjusting valve clearances.
I think this is an excellent cheap car. You don't buy a 1.1 Fiesta for hot-rod performance, and whilst acceleration is quite slow, the super-economic 1.1 engine makes up for it, easily delivering over 50mpg.
The little car faithfully keeps on going and has never let me down yet, easily coping with long motorway journeys with heavy luggage.
It has a comfortable, bright interior, is easy to work on and pleasant to drive. It's 100% reliable and always starts first time.
Special edition means I have also have a sunroof, RDS stereo and metallic paint!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th November, 2000