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The original Zoom Zoom
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By mrbodangles
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1992 Ford Festiva L 2dr Hatchback


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This car has had around 75k miles on it over 16 years. It's a dependable car and fun to drive, with around 33- 37mpg regularly. Even after a t-bone collision (passenger side) and the loss of the front right wheel bearing this car soldiers on. I drive it roughly 180 miles roundtrip every weekend and it continues to impress. Muffler was replaced recently for the second time, car windows are a little 'sticky' after usage in Maine winters. People keep asking to buy it from me, I suspect it's the stylish lines and the amazing handling - I can U-turn where SUVs fear to tread. Also has enough power to travel the Blue Ridge trail withouth breaking a sweat. A good and reliable little car.


Best Features

Handling, storage space, looks, comfort, powerful A/C.


Worst Features

Better radio antenna, heat other than in defrost mode.


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Never should have been discontinued
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By Lagbert
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1992 Ford Festiva L 2dr Hatchback


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I averaged about 43 MPG with my Festiva. It was a great little commute car, and I could park or fit just about anywhere. I just hit 218,000 miles when it was hit by individual unable to stay in their own lane. It will most likely get totaled due to the extent of that damage. I wish I could just go out to the Ford or Kia dealership and get another one.


Best Features

Gas mileage, lots of interior space - I moved an entire dorm room with one back in college.


Worst Features

Start making them again - Kia or Ford should bring this little bugger back with modern safety features.


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Festiva
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By Bruce Irvine
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1992 Ford Festiva L 2dr Hatchback


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Reliable, reliable, reliable. Cannot kill it and repairs are easy. Gas mileage is close to a hybrid. Interior is VERY roomy.


Best Features

Gas mileage. Overall simplicity.


Worst Features

Needs more luxury accessories, needs better sound isolation/proofing. Needs to be put back in production!


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good car
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By james478
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1992 Ford Festiva L 2dr Hatchback


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this is a great car it is fun to drive and easy to handle, comfy seats...i have nothing bad to say about this car. :)


Best Features

small, easy to handle, fun to drive


Worst Features

nothing


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Underappreciated
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By Scrocx
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1992 Ford Festiva L 2dr Hatchback


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I have owned this car since 1993. I done burnouts that rival some of the best. I have caused a 91 Explorer to get a new transmission for trying to out last the FASTIVA in a burnout competition. The build quality is excellent. Designed by Mazda. Produced by Kia. Sold by Ford. This vechicle will not let you down. I now have a 1992 Mazda 323 GTX Turbo 1.8 Liter DOHC motor in the Festiva and it is capable of leveling Z28 Cameros and GT Mustangs. For a total cost of less than $4000 this is a vehicle worth a look.


Best Features

Being the Underdog and Beating People


Worst Features

Ford to sell a vehicle with a build quality like the FASTIVA again.


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