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.
This was the first car I every
bought.... In 1992 I bought it used,
only 35 miles though.... A Lady won it
in a bingo drawing.... tradeed it in
for a different car...so I got a great
deal,,....... I drive it in the snow
here in Alaska,,... I put studed tires
on all four wheels...and it goes great
in the snow...as long as it is not
over a foot of snow....... Never had a
big break down......I loved this
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.
Gas mileage, lots of interior space - I moved an entire dorm room with one back in college.
Start making them again - Kia or Ford should bring this little bugger back with modern safety features.
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