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I own a Ford Fiesta Firefly, F Reg, Year of 1989.
In my own experience, I personally reccommend this car. Yes it has its ups (few) and downs, but the point is, it gets you from A to B and so forth. I have been driving this car for the last 8 months, since I passed my test, and have not had any major problems with it apart from the leads getting wet in the rain, and the car not wanting to start, but it is a nifty little thing.
We bought the car 1 year ago for a minute sum of £100. Up to this day, the car has only just done over 84'000 miles. I think this is possibly down the lovely old lady that had it before me, she took great care of it, didn't 'thrash' it, kept it standard, and maintained it well. I think that if she didnt keep it as it was, then it wouldnt do as well as it has.
Economically speaking, I think this is a good car to run, I dont find myself putting much petrol in it, however, I am spending more money due to the price of fuel at the moment.
The car itself is a good runner, it gets up to 60mph well enough with a little bit of patience, and is a pleasnt journey.
I wouldnt say it is the nicest of cars to look at, but each car has its own character, and I definately think that my firefly has its own character.
Its a bit of a shame that now I have achieved such a bond with my firefly that I have to sell it on, due to another car being needed for longer journeys, but I am sure someone will take on the little fiesta, and have as much fun with it as I have had.
Overall, amazing vehicle, couldnt have asked for a nicer first car!!
Surprisingly the Fiesta was initially not that popular in the Panda car role as the ... more
British Police are cautious when considering the purchase of their workhorse cars and time spent in the workshop is seen as wasted time. The Fiesta was Fords first ever front-wheel-drive car and that was a technology that had proven less than durable on other manufacturers offerings. Therefore forces all over the UK stuck with the tried and tested rear-wheel-drive Escort Mk2. However Hertfordshire Police realised the packaging, economy and comfort virtues of Fords new billion dollar baby and were among the first to adopt the Fiesta as a regular Panda car. Unsurprisingly they found it very reliable.