An ideal first car
Engine revved too high when car was started, but an engine tune helped to clear this fault.
Exhaust blew around 90,000 miles.
Indicators faulty around 90,000 miles.
As the car came to the end of its life bits of interior trim started to come loose, and seat broke.
Seemed to use of lots of oil.
I had terrible problems starting the car from cold - often had to be bump-started. I also had an A-reg Mk1 Fiesta years ago, and that car had the same problem.
Poor performance, very slow, but you can't really expect to get much performance from a 1.1 engine anyway.
Very comfortable for a small car. Really nice seats and interior.
I felt sad that the car had to be scrapped, as it was quite a good car. You still see loads of these about.
This would be a good first car. In its day it was probably an ideal car for a driving instructor. I found it very easy to drive and park this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2008