Stand in front of this car and dare to deny its beauty!
Fords are fairly well known for the problems with their brakes, so there's been a bit of squealing from them, but nothing too dangerous...
The low front end can lead to problems, especially if the tracking isn't right (your tyres will be shredded on the inside, so get your tracking checked) and parking near high pavements can be a problem due to the low skirt at the front which can easily catch on high kerbs.
A truly beautiful looking car. Extraordinary acceleration for a Ford and the whole look of the car is quite sexy... At the end of the day you have to pinch yourself to remember IT'S A FORD!
A smallish petrol tank isn't the best of fun, but for a 2-litre car the fuel consumption is fairly good.
A note of caution for UK buyers though... it's not a particularly fast car (though the looks make up for it), but the insurers don't seem to realise that... But hey, if it were a lady, I'd marry it. Or at least take it away for the weekend.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th November, 2000