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#1 Nick

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:02 AM

Own a Fiesta? Please consider writing a short review of it, for the benefit of other members who may be looking to purchase your model.

Link to read existing Fiesta reviews:
Fiesta Reviews

Link to add your review:
Submit Fiesta Review

It's very quick and easy, it's all multiple choice / dropdown boxes, and an optional section at the end to write your own review. It takes less than five minutes, and will help other people indefinitely :)

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#2 harby

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:36 AM

I had a look at this review form as I would of added details on the 3 Mk1's I've own(ed)/driven, but you haven't got "Supersport" in the list and you can't select a reg plate before "A" 1983, so no much good if you want to write a review of a MK1, can you add in the extra selections on the drop downs?
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RIP Mk1 Mondeo Nouveau Red 1995 24v saloon with full factory RS kit
Mk1 Fiesta 1981 1700cc kent engine with 244 cam, Ford motorsport IDF 40's, fiesta championship exhaust manifold, roller rockers, stage 3 ported head with unleaded stage 2 valves, balanced and pocketed 1300 pistons, fully balanced crank and clutch, polished, lightened and balanced conrods, rebuilt RS Turbo g'box, cortina sump, duplex chain, High pressure and flow oil pump, XR2 wiring and interior, rally arches, RS roof spoiler, RS steering wheel, 16" Dimma Compomotive 3 piece split rims, Headlamp wash, single wiper, harnesses, camber adjustable front suspension, nylon bushes all over, adjustable rear shocks, rear strut brace. 56,000 miles and been in family from new.
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#3 alex34197

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:17 PM

I spent some time looking for my first car in 1992 which was a 1978 Mk1 Fiesta 950L (then 14 years old). It seemed back then that the later Mk1's (1982X and Y-reg) with the chunkier black bumpers were much more rust resistent than the earlier ones and my sister had a W-reg Fiesta Bravo (with the earlier chrome bumpers) which seemed slightly better made than mine. That was 19 years ago and they are a pretty rare sight now, on the road at least.

Incidentally, mine only had a foot pump in the footwell for the windscreen washers rather than a electric pump, and no brake servo or rear wiper, but it did have a heated rear window which I believe the Popular models did not.
How things have changed!
1978 Mk1 Fiesta 950L, 1987 Sierra Sapphire 1.6L, 1988 Mk2 Fiesta 1.1 Festival, 1989 Mk4 Escort 1.4L 5dr, 1993 Mk3 Fiesta 1.1 5dr, 1998 Citroen Saxo 1.1X, 2003 Fiat Punto 1.2 Active,
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#4 Nick

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:37 AM

I had a look at this review form as I would of added details on the 3 Mk1's I've own(ed)/driven, but you haven't got "Supersport" in the list and you can't select a reg plate before "A" 1983, so no much good if you want to write a review of a MK1, can you add in the extra selections on the drop downs?


Sorry, completley missed this post! Supersport added :L

Extra years also added :L

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#5 ijk571

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:25 AM

Added my review!!

2012 (12) C-Max Zetec 1.6 (Current)

2005 (55) Vectra 2.2 Sri (Current)

Fiesta Mk1 1117cc L Silver (To be restored at some point :-))

2004 (54) Mondeo 1.8 Mistral in Tonic Blue (Previous)
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2001 (Y) Mondeo Zetec 1.8 in Ampero Blue (Previous)
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#6 ijk571

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:26 AM

Nick, I'm getting a 404 error when I try to read any reviews, in case you weren't aware.. Thanks

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2005 (55) Vectra 2.2 Sri (Current)

Fiesta Mk1 1117cc L Silver (To be restored at some point :-))

2004 (54) Mondeo 1.8 Mistral in Tonic Blue (Previous)
2001 (Y) Focus 1.6 Zetec (Previous)
2001 (Y) Mondeo Zetec 1.8 in Ampero Blue (Previous)
2001 (51) Focus 1.6 CL Estate (Previous)


#7 Nick

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:28 AM

Hmmm, me too, thanks for letting me know, wasn't aware of that!

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:33 AM

Ok, fixed :)

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#9 ijk571

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:00 AM

ah thats brilliant!!. Thanks :biggrin:

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Fiesta Mk1 1117cc L Silver (To be restored at some point :-))

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#10 Maximos_wales

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:21 AM

I have a 2001 mk5 5 door 1.8TD DI.
I have to say its a fantastic, solid, reliable, bomb proof, work horse.
I only had this as an inbetween car and now I won't give it up for anything. I'm normaly a big car person but I get by on this.

Right: reasons why I like it.
It starts on half a turn with no need for glow plugs. Better than most petrol cars.
It as a heavy cast iron solid engine which is durable.
It is actually semi quite spacious if u want to cram stuff in.
It runs on anything and everything you put in the tank and doesn't get a sh1t. You know what I mean. And it won't smoke its head off from it.
Tax ban is really low for the year. £63.25 for 6 months. Not bad for an old 1.8 turbo diesel.
And on the police register it weighs 1200kg. Now that's heave for a small car. That means I was able to fit a tow bar and I towed a 14ft caravan all the way down to Temby for a holiday and back and it handled really well. You don't need a bed saloon to tow caravans lol. Mad or what. Caravaning with a fiesta.
and plenty of cars in scrap Yeard to get parts from.
Also quite good on fuel. Even better if your running it on anything that's cheep.

Bits I'm not so keen on:
Parts I thought would be cheep on a fiesta but they arnt that cheep. Espeshally engine and transmission parts. Christ!!! Clutch kits are real expensive. I shot my pants at the price. Timing belt is tiny and yet costs £80 plus. If your turbo ever goes it costs more than the car I bull sh1t you not.
Parts arnt easy to fit compared to other small cars of the year.
And as all fiesta's do they need welding. But I was smart and treated my underside by rubbing it all down and giving it underseal.
And the headlights are crap. That's something I'm looking to replace.

But all in all if you want a small car that you can run into the ground and go over 200,000 miles and should never give you trouble get this. But obviously you need to service it lol.
For god sale stay away from TDCI diesels. Not good.

Also, I'm going to get mine remapped. This is due to the fact it will increase the BHP from 75 standard to 90-100. And the mpg will go up buy 10-25. That makes Sence in everyway.
It's basically getting programmed with the ford focus settings I beleave as they have the same engine.

Hope this helps anyone that wants to know a good old ford when they see one.




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