1994 Ford Fiesta Si 1.6 16v Zetec from UK and Ireland
Reliable VTR basher
Steering rack - £250.
Steering column, replaced with a rack - £100.
Front bushes - nothing done by Ford.
Front control arms - nothing done by Ford.
Front shocks - £200.
Apart from the expensive repairs I've had to do I love this car because its not rated as a quick car, but it can give what's for to a lot of cars, but not cars like the Williams Clio. I've had it doing 0-60 in 9 seconds and got up to a top whack of 115MPH. Personally I've beaten XR2'S, VTR's, and GTi Golf's up to about 90MPH. Like I said, it can't beat the beasty cars, but it can live with most others.
The interior in this car is the great, best Ford have ever made apart from Leather. The handling of this car is very good, but not awesome because it needs a couple of coils taken off, but its got enough handling to whack it into bends.
Can some one mail back any cheap tips to get the engine moving faster.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th February, 2001
Hi there, you are looking for advice on improving your Si engine?
Well try a K&N induction kit, for a start they claim +9 bhp and they're only £82.50 on mail order. Good gain for the price.
Obviously the Golf Gti wasn't racing or wasn't running properly. I drive a civic coupe and those Golf are fast.
140bhp from a de-cat and air filter? You got anything else going on there? No way on earth can you get 140 from those MINOR mods. The best mod you could do without breaking the bank is dropping a 2.0l Mondeo engine in it, and they are 140bhp standard.
The Si's engines aren't worth modding, apart from the filter. Those things aren't big enough to get the power.
Oh and I have an Si too.
Lol I agree 50bhp increase with those couple mods no chance!! only way you could get that kind of increase is with a turbo even then the engine wasnt designed to take that power. k and n kit doesn't add any power just increases the noise, same as with every single car I've ever modded which is every car I've ever owned! I love the noise tho that's why I do it not because I expect some silly power gains. your looking at 2/3 hp max forget what they claim its all lies.
50 BHP Increase!! Your having a laugh! Fast Ford done an article on this motor with these mods (k+n air filter and full exhaust system) and they got only a 4-5 BHP increase MAX!
All these mods do is make the car breath better and give it a sweet sound!
Made me laugh though!!! :-)