Written on: 11/10/2009
I've had the ford fiesta 1.25i 1997 for around 11 years and drives perfectly well. I've now done 162,000 miles and haven't replaced the clutch or timing belt. I'm thinking of doing that very soon. It can get rusty underneath but apart from that its cheap to run. As long as you keep servicing everything 6 months the engine will last you a long time. Its easy to service yourself.