1995 Ford Fiesta Sapphire 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland
Great first car for anyone!
Structural wear began to appear at 85000 miles... floor pans needed re-welding under the passenger side.
Heavy oil burning tendancies. I seemed to be forever topping it up.
ECU controlled the idle speed incorrectly causing the engine to run too fast.
A series of niggily faults began to appear. e.g. The back wiper working intermittently; clutch pedal developed an annoying rattle; earthing fault caused the battery light to remain on at idling speed.
Paid £500 for it and sold it 18 months later for the same amount.
All in all a lovely little car. I kept it serviced regularly with the essentials (oil and filter, plugs etc) and she ran like a dream in return.
Started in all conditions despite being kept outside on a driveway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th April, 2006