Written on: 18/09/2009
1997 Ford Fiesta Zetec-S Ghia
My Ford Fiesta has done 66,363 miles and is still going strong, be that with a few problems.
Its M.O.T is due on the 13th of October and it ain't going to be cheap. It needs new brake pads and disks, the bushes are splitting, the rear brake bleed nipple is corroded and the back section of the exhaust is not worth having its so rusted and corroded.
YES! Theres more! The drivers side electric window sticks when its almost fully up bacause the motor needs changing (not a M.O.T failure obviously), the passenger side one's fine though. It ALWAYS starts first time.
I've had her for nearly a year and she only hasn't started once. Not bad for a 11 year old motor!
On Friday last week the battery bit the dust outside Summerfield (a grosery store in Buckie Scotland).
We got a new one fitted and she's back on the road now!
There is A LOT of clunks and rattles from the engine and other things but what can I say, I love the little Ford!
When you are driving her, if you ignore the clunks and rattles it's like driving a Mercedes. You can feel the luxury. Its got the 1.25 inline 4 cylinder engine producing about 75 BHP.
It ain't the fastest thing on the road by far but she is a good relaible runner.
She has the usual rusting around the rear arches but thankfully it isn't that bad yet. Hopfully it will not cost too much to pass the M.O.T.
If it does then we will have to say a sad farewell to the Fiesta.
Anyway, that is it for my little review of my Ford Fiesta 1.25 Ghia.