2000 Ford Puma Racing 1.7 petrol from UK and Ireland
The best car ever built!
The brakes need constant attention, as there are no dust seals, and so are prone to seizing.
The paintwork is a nightmare for stone-chips.
The steering wheel wears very easily, and is expensive to replace.
This car was a serious step up the ladder for me. From going from a fiat seicento sporting to this was a dream. I had seen a racing puma before at a show, and from that day have always wanted one. If I had to design a car then this is what I would come up with. An incredible car to drive, look at and own.
This car attracts serious attention from passers by. It looks fantastic and has tons of rally appeal. The noise from the exhaust is superb, especially when you back off, crackle and popping can be heard. People have even come up to me at petrol stations and asked about it, fantastic!
Its not the quickest of cars in a straight line, but that's not where the fun is to be had. Put this thing onto a country road, and you will not be able to stop laughing. The grip is tremendous, especially in the dry. It's screaming at you to go faster and faster, what fun.
The interior is absolutely gorgeous, and the seats are so supportive. Its oozing rally appeal.
I could go on and on about this car, I just love it that much. I never want to sell it!
Marc. FRP no.354.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st January, 2005
You have spent a lot of money on it then. Having not owned the car for very long, where do you recommend I get parts for it?
I have had all the wheels reconditioned, and the calipers rebuilt so far, but I need a new steering wheel.
Which number frp do you own? I would love to meet up with other owners and talk about this amazing car.
What are your opinions on the car?
It is seriously overrated though. There are plenty of other cars that do the job ten times better for example clio 172/182 which is quicker and much cheaper to own.