1995 Ford Fiesta Si 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
The next best thing to sliced bread
Paint quality under the doors poor.
Battery needed replacing.
Faulty CV boot on drive shaft.
Normal wear and tear on types and brake pads and wiper blades.
Quite a quick little car, had the ability to rev up to 9000RPM in every gear reaching a top speed of 125MPH. Very good for traffic light starts.
This car with a lowered stiffened suspension, which give good handling at high speed. Not so good on rough terrain.
This particular car did not have the optional electric pack which including things like electric windows, central locking, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning.
But besides all that, this car was seriously fun to drive and very comfortable.
This car was the first car I had with power steering, which made slow speed manoeuvring quite easy.
Standard Ford audio equipment disappointing and quickly upgraded and very easy to do with right technical knowledge. Always good to have a Haynes Manual.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th September, 2005
16th Sep 2005, 06:32
I find 9000 RPM in Any gear hard to believe.
16th Sep 2005, 08:21
It does not rev to 9,000 RPM! You would have lost the pistons through the bonnet a good 2,000 RPM before that.
If you're going to make things up, at least make them half believable.
7th Oct 2005, 15:37
I own a fiesta SI and it revs to 7,000rpm. But I wouldn't do it, it peaks around 5,000rpm for best performance. I thinks its quick though
11th Oct 2005, 10:35
I have only seen 9000rpm when I have selected the wrong gear it is possible, but not for road driving relly above 4500rpm it has a flat spot that power just is not there anymore (should of had at least 100bhp min) grate car though.