1995 Ford Fiesta Si 16v from UK and Ireland - Comments

29th Nov 2006, 11:23

Whats the point of making a comment about a XR2 turbo when this is about a N/A 1.6 Si, totally pointless. I wanted to know though, when you say the 0-60 is not accurate how do you mean, is the car slower or faster?

9th Jan 2007, 08:58

Obviously none of you have heard of a Vauxhall Corsa 1.6 GSI with an induction kit! Bye bye to your Fiesta! LOL.

17th Jan 2007, 08:41

Iv beaten countless VTR's in my 1.6si and have had 0-60 in 8.5secs, theres no doubt the fiesta SI, is the better choice, the cost of a VTR is between £2000-£3000 or more, while you can purchase ford quality at under £1000 and get all the quality of a new car around the same age as a VTR would be.

27th Jan 2007, 18:35

Why are you talking about turbos and corsas??? This is about fiesta Si's, they are a truly nippy car, I do think XR2i etc would be faster, one bugger kept up with me the other day (sierra) and out stopped me!

What is the economy like on the Si's?? From my own personal experiece, VTS's are quick, VTR's are stupidly slow and I think an SI could manage to beat one!

19th Feb 2007, 06:09

I agree with a guy a couple of comments ago and that this review is for N/A 1.6 Si and not for some spotty 13 year old who loves Max Power to much and bragging about a car he don't have!!

Stop dreaming and wake up! LOL.

23rd Feb 2007, 03:44

Hello all, I've got a Fiesta 1.8 16 valve, K plate motor. It rips very well, but I've got a few hiccups though, if anyone can help?

1. I've just recently installed a K&N filter, but it does not look healthy, slumped by the battery. Any ideas?

2. If I don't drive the motor for a few days, the battery is totally dead. The alternator battery light is not coming on. I've got a funny feeling maybe a cell in the battery is dead, and I may need a new battery.

3. Slight drips of oil leaking from the gasket underneath. Do I really need to replace it? I know it's not the sump bolt, as have already checked.

Sound Boy Selecta... L8TAAA.

1st May 2007, 00:31

We have a fiesta 1.6 SI, and while it is a nippy car it is NOT fast and the 0-60 time of around 10 seconds is probably correct. It has 90bhp and an XR2I had 110?!

Ours has a K&N filter and S/S 'performance' exhaust which were fitted before we got the car, I'm sure these make 0 difference to the performance, but they do make you go deaf at motorway speeds.

The fiesta goes nicely at 80mph on the M/way and is very zippy around town, but talking of 0-60 times around 8 seconds is just stupid.

2nd May 2007, 13:44

I also work in the tuning industry, and my comment was based on modifying what are usually mass market / affordable hot hatches and sports saloons. I agree that different engines respond to different things, but if it was as easy as bolting on catalogue junk, you and I would both be out of a job.

With Cosworths and other forced induction engines, it's easy to increase power, but naturally aspirated units need more careful attention. I don't doubt that a specially made exhaust on an M5 can liberate 15 bhp, but bolting an off the shelf induction kit on a Fiesta or Clio does not.

Modern exhaust systems are in my experience, very well designed if noise isn't a priority. You get some restrictive airboxes which can benefit from drilling or replacing with an induction kit, but the idea you can bolt on horsepower with bits out of a catalogue is by and large nonsense.

As I said, that's how you and I earn a living.

4th May 2007, 10:57

Agree with the last two comments. There is one guy that says his 106gti does 0-60 in 6.9 and all he has is an induction kit. And there is another one that says hes got 16bhp from a 106 gti from an air filter. These people might actually think they are right, or they are just trying to wind people up, either way it makes me laugh.

5th May 2007, 09:24

Yea don't exactly agree with that about the 106 times.

An air filter can unlock some extra horses, but usually just sharpens up throttle response some, which, because of the extra noise does make it seem a hell of a lot faster.

But u'd be lucky to knock.2 seconds off the 0-60 time, but not neally a second!

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