1994 Ford Fiesta Mistral (Special Edition) 1.3 injection petrol from UK and Ireland
Airbag warning light kept coming on! Problem was finally traced to a loose wire! New clutch, twice, as first replacement one was faulty, that's it.
My third Fiesta, I'm a Driving Instructor, so considering the mileage I clockup, the few niggly problems I've had, show what a good car it is.
Other Fiestas were a 1986 1.6 Popular Plus Diesel and a 1990 1.1 L, both gave no major problems, apart from a little carb trouble with the 1.1. The diesel was a little noisy, as is my current 1.3 when revved. I recently drove a MK1 1.3 Ghia, and that was nicer to drive!
The Mistral is well equiped with Sunroof, Rev-counter, Velour Sports Seats, Driver's Air bag, rear tailgate spoiler, colour-coded bumpers and Metallic Paint.
Passenger Air-Bag was optional.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st May, 1998
15th Sep 2005, 08:48
I brought a ford fiesta 1.3 mistral 4 weeks ago and I have had nothing, but problems with it.
I have had many fiestas and this is the first time I have come across such bad luck with a car.
Here is a list of problems:
Hole in the Petrol tank
The car broke down and needed a new battery, alternator and carburetor.
There is a major problem with the steering and I nearly crashed driving the car and managed to stop with out hitting anything! I don't know what the problem is with the steering at the moment, but it doesn't work!
The mileage has been clocked at some point.
I like fiestas and have found they just keep going, until now!
I have learned from this experience and will be buying a new car soon, but not a fiesta boo ho.
3rd Nov 2005, 11:45
After the bad experience with the ford fiesta, I decided to buy a Vauxhall Astra M reg for £600 and fingers crossed the car has run really well. Excellent on petrol and for a 1.6 it goes really well. After such bad luck with the fiesta I have happily found my car so it's not all bad.