I bought a 1993 ford festive for $350 had sat in the parking lot at the Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa. For 6 years. I put 5 gallons of fresh gasoline in and 1 quart of oil in and jumped the battery and on the second time I tried it started right up. Cost me $55 to get inspected and $10 for the registration my wife and two daughters drove car for 8 years. I put 15” wheels and tires on and a K&N air filter on and a $70 power chip made the horsepower go from 63 to 107. Also used Lucus gas treatment every 10 gallon of gas. That’s all the tank would hold. Got 55 mpg and had it undercoated with used oil twice a year and car had zero rust. The car had 484,000 miles on it when I traded it in On a 2015 Nissan Versa model S with 8,350 miles on it and they gave me $4000 for it because it was just like new. I have owned 14 of these cars from 1988 to 1993 and they are the best most reliable vehicles we have ever owned. To bad they quit making them. I just bought a 1992 4 cylinder 5 speed with 261,000 Miles that has been always been in a garage sense new. Also is a one owner vehicle. Paid $250 for car and runs great. c
Comfort With Economy
The vehicle satisfied my basic needs and then some. Very reliable, great air conditioning and heating, cruise control was wonderful, and held up quite well during a cross country trip with an amazing amount of horsepower for ascending the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
YOU LEARN TO LOVE IT !
This is my third Ford Festiva. 1993 L manual 5 speed fuel injected 63HP 1.3 Lit. I was getting tired of the cars I owned always breaking down, so seventeen years ago I quizzed a few Mechanics about a small economical and reliable car for me and they all told me about the Ford Festiva. After taking the plunge...I was hooked. Its like that girl you see every day and as you learn more about her, you eventually fall in love. On the Freeway on level ground in fifth gear at 60MPH I get over 50 MPG. and I use the cheapest gas.