Leaks, leaks, leaks, leaks, leaks and more leaks!!!
Leave it sat in the rain for long, and the interior floods!
Sometimes, it's in the driver's footwell, and others, it's in the rear passenger footwell, but only at the driver's side!
Other times, it stays bone-dry.
The dealer (none Ford) had the entire interior striped to find the leak, but with no joy!
Apart from the leak, it's been totally reliable - no problems at all.
Not a hot hatch by any stretch of the imagination, but still goes well enough.
Very strong at motorway cruising speeds, but lacking in low-down grunt.
Being an Si, it's fitted with the VERY COMFORTABLE sports seats, as fitted in the Puma, which make long miles much more bearable - Driving School Car!
The power steering is nice too, but gets heavy at speed.
Gear change is a bit clunky, and not very smooth, but positive.
It's fitted with the electric pack - electric front windows, electrically adjusted/heated door mirrors, and the fantastic heated front screen - great on cold winter days.
It's nice looking, with a neat rear spoiler, colour coded mirrors and grille (metallic silver in my case), and a nice to drive car, if not that quick (despite having 85PS!)
I'm getting a newer model soon. Zetec-S? Wonder what the insurance is like on one of those!