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1983 FORD FIESTA XR2 - NOSTALGIA RULES OK!

Advantages: Agile. Attainable. Cheap running costs. Fast. Handling. Practical Classic.
Disadvantages: Getting Scarce. Heavy Steering. Impractical interior fabrics. Paintwork. Rust.

You may well ask how I remember so well, and am able to quote detailed statistics on a car that I ran over thirty years ago – not that it seems anywhere near that long ago to me now....... .....well, decades before joining Ciao and publishing reviews to ...

RICHADA 07.01.2017 · Read full review
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Road rocket with a big boot

Advantages: Fast (ish), Fun, well built, plenty of boot space
Disadvantages: Tyres

...my 1986 diamond white XR2, 1600 CVH for 8 years now. I have also owned in that same period a 1.8 Diesel Fiesta, Escort RS1600I & RS Turbo, Ford focus, Ford Cortina Mk1, XR2I (cvh) and driven plenty of other cars such as a Subaru, Audi A8, B ...

tazorii 25.01.2006 · Read full review
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Fiesta XR2i with a difference

Advantages: Better torque, more flexible & reliable engine (Zetec as opposed to CVH), higher re-sale value, many improvements
Disadvantages: Still not quite in the league it should be, overshadowed by very similar RS1800 due to its more tuned engine

Ford’s Fiesta XR2i has always had a large following, primarily from "boy racers", but is a car that most people identify with. It was never breathtaking in the performance department, but good looking, affordable and reasonably quick, it established itsel ...

xr2i16v 26.12.2000 · Read full review
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XR2i Pocket Rocket!!!

Advantages: Fast, Cheap, Low MPG, Well Built , loads of boot space
Disadvantages: Tires, not nice body kit on it

i had one of these very fast cheap and easy enough to insure at a young age and verryyy fun to drive!!! Engine: these are based on either a 1.6cvh or 1.8cvh 16v fast enough about 90bhp to 110bhp .they are FWD ,transmission: manual 5 speed Speed an ...

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Ford Fiesta XR2 (MK1)

Advantages: Great fun, great handling.
Disadvantages: Only a 4 speed gearbox.

The original MK1 Fiesta XR2 (1981 to 1983) was a fantastic little car (hot hatch), very 80's. Not the fastest Fiesta around anymore, but great fun to drive, cheap to run and practical enough for everyday use. Never let me down, but could have done with a ...

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