I bought my Festiva in 2008 for a cheap work vehicle. So far it has been great. 40-44 mpg average. No problems yet. Fun to drive with 5-speed. Peppy for a 1.3 liter engine. Handling so-so. Heavy steering at low speeds. It is what it is. Not a car for long trips but great around town. Seats actually quite comfortable(I,m 5'11", 230lbs.) Mine only has 109,000 miles. I've heard of many with 200,000 or more. Tires not available locally. Tire Rack has them but not as cheap as you would think for 12" tires. Most basic parts are available. This car is so good it makes you wonder what happened to it's successor, the Aspire!
Small, light, great seating position and visibility, great mileage and good quality. A good used commuter car if you can find one.
OK Ford could not of hit the name of this car more perfect, Fiesta. It really is party like fun to drive. Great gas mileage. I'm getting 41 mpg city no upgrades. Love the steering and handling. It's not perfect. But if you leave to have fun on some country roads it gets the job done. I put 350 miles on it then fill it up only put a little under 25 dollars in it to fill it up. This car has a lot of room. I'm 6 foot 4 and am not cramped. Basically I'm saying I will have this car for as long as my family.
Steering. Room. 41mpg.
Bring it back or sombody build something like this. Anybody please build one.
Purchased at 120K, paid $1500. Drove 30,000 miles in the first year. Replaced tires and alternator and that was all it ever needed. Extremely dependable car. Didn't go in winter weather at all, but overall is a fun car to drive. Also not a powerhouse so is ideal for a young driver.
Basic car, AM/FM Cassette, completely affordable especially with today's gas prices. Not a luxury car, but it's good at what it does.
now the festiva was made by kia, and i
dont know if the new kias are as good
as this car but it rocks.
This is my second festiva, I was in the
michigan Rally league and raced a
festiva, that car took more than any
car ever should, and still runs !!! Now
i have my second one, and it is just
great, even if something goes wrong its
so easy to work on, I LOVE FESTIVAS !!!!
milage, easy driving, EVERYTHING
when engine is pushed it is way to
noisy, should have a little more power,
but still a great car