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★★★★★

“Best car I've ever driven or owned !”

Written on: 07/06/2014 by KashLeonard414 (1 review written)

Bought my Puma a 'Y' in December as we needed a second car and my fiancée was going to use our Fiat 500 , at first I was feeling a bit miffed as I love the 500, but now I never drive it and absolutely can't believe how good these Pumas are ! Bought a one with no service history but 85K on the clock and thought it best to get timing belt etc changed. Soon after I spent as much as the value of the car on sorting out the rear arches etc , best thing I've done as it looks awesome and it grips the… Read Full Review

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“Best driving experience”

Written on: 08/05/2014 by 1962Fagan (1 review written)

I have a Ford Puma Black Special Edition and am besotted with it. 1.7vct, excellent condition no rust but I know how to look after cars, reliable with maintenance, good mpg, very quick when needed VCT feels powerful in a lightweight car with wide tyres. Best car I've ever owned and driven. Nice too look at and I keep it polished. It turns heads on the roads. I've had road legal black fly eye tint on front and rear lamps and it looks amazing. Comfortable onside with leather seats, air… Read Full Review

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“I love Pumas so much, I just bought another one. ”

Written on: 30/01/2013 by Annenorth (1 review written)

I had an S reg Puma for five years, and sold it 7 months ago for an 05 plate MG....BIG MISTAKE! there is just no comparison with styling, petrol consumption, and the whole puma driving experience is so more quality than the MG.....so today I bought myself another Puma, this time an 02 plate.......with really low milage, so heres hoping for a few more happy driving years in it. now all I got to do is to get rid of this heap of junk that is an MG! to sum it up, for me, I love Pumas so… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Never fallen out with my puma”

Written on: 23/01/2013 by Susanpuma1 (1 review written)

My puma 1.7 02 is still a pleasure to drive. I have owned it for 11 years and have never fallen out with it. It still looks good on the road and has never really dated. I did test drive a mini not long ago and to be honest could not justify £18,000 against my puma that actually provides me with a/c heated front window CD player electric windows great boot size great sports car feel. Yes it has suffered with some rust over rear wheel arch which I had seen to for £300 now looks as good as… Read Full Review

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“Millennium Puma farewell”

Written on: 11/11/2012

Just very reluctantly traded in my Millennium Puma which was the love of my life and totally transformed my attitude to driving. It never let me down in 7 and a half years and reached 145000 miles effortlessly, starting first time every time. Unfortunately anno domini gets in the way and getting in and out was always a challenge, especially for 80+ (age) passengers in the back: a great spectator sport if you have a cruel sense of humour. I will miss her dreadfully but am beginning a new love… Read Full Review

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“Pocket rocket ”

Written on: 21/08/2012

Never even considered wan of these then a drove it fell in love straight away it's just a great wee car they do have a problem way rust around the arches but with so much character u canny go wrong hopefully plus fitted an induction kit sounds awesome plus it has heated front windscreen aircon leccy windows wot more could u want in a wee coupe found insurance expensive tho am 32 with 5 year no claims and ma insurance doubled be ware… Read Full Review

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“Puma, I Love You!!”

Written on: 30/07/2012 by Stinkydiver (1 review written)

Have had my Puma since 2001. It was love at first sight and still love it even when it's dirty, adore it when it's been valet cleaned. Have just had the power steering pump replaced and am wondering whether to get the rust repaired on the rear wheel arches. This seems to be a common complaint with the Puma but after 11 years, hey, we all show a bit of ageing! Have looked at various 2011/12 hatchbacks and nothing compares to my Puma. I've only done 55,000 miles in 11 years and I reckon she… Read Full Review

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“Punchy Impressive Slick”

Written on: 07/04/2012 by JamesArnold2012 (1 review written)

I recently purchased a Puma 1.7 Zetec-s With VCT (Variable Cam timing). Underneath it is just a Mk4 Fiesta (with the 1.6 Zetec - s Engine, Bored out to a 1700). It handles like a dream, Although when the rear end gets happy , It gets too excited! The Brake traction Control System is brilliant, as is the ABS. The engine is super Rev happy (being co-developed with yamaha) and pumps out 123BHP. Mine has a K+N Cone air Filter (with crank case Breather) and a Scorpion rear box. Even on 123,000… Read Full Review

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“Love the car!!”

Written on: 05/12/2011 by Adam89 (2 reviews written)

I Have owned my 1.7 Ford Puma now for just over 3 months, it's the car I have wanted for a few years and have only just got round to buying one, it is my second car from passing my test (I'm 22 and passed my test almost 2 years ago), thankfully I work for an insurance company so my insurance is discounted but is still moderately expensive being category 12E. The car is immensely fun to drive and handles absolutely beautifully in every weather condition I have tried it in so far (side roads… Read Full Review

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“I've had my Ford Puma 1.7 Special Edition: 'Black' for...”

Written on: 16/05/2011

I've had my Ford Puma 1.7 Special Edition: 'Black' for 4 years now and I still adore her! It's such a reliable car, comfortable and with a surprisingly big boot. And, for a sports coupe, it's as 'cheap-as-chips' to run. (Compare it to the Audi TT and you'll see what I mean!) Whenever I go out in 'the cat', it still turns a lot of heads. It's just so pretty... The Puma's design is timeless and it's hard to believe that my car is now 10 years old! .. and even more unbelievable that Ford stopped… Read Full Review

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“Unreliable and constantly needs attention. Only done...”

Written on: 24/02/2011

Unreliable and constantly needs attention. Only done 85,000 and has been services every 5-6000 miles. ABS and Traction control lights on permently dispite having sensors replaced that were showing up as faults, brakes just don't work until it realises that there is problem. When the traction control is needed i.e. Snow it is such a budget, rubbish system that it would be better not to have it. Traction control grinds on all pumas when engaged and when ABS kicks in it changes the feel of the… Read Full Review

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“A great little car for many uses... I love mine!”

Written on: 26/01/2011 by SimonAndrews71 (1 review written)

A great little car for many uses... I love mine!… Read Full Review

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Debbie Parnaby's Response to SimonAndrews71's Review

Written on: 20/03/2011

i also love mine very much, fantastic to drive and feels good to step out and see her, and to drive cheers me up no end, very special, we should have a group on face book, if we have find me debbie parnaby

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Milly1585's reply to Debbie Parnaby's Comment

Written on: 14/03/2014

Hi - know it's an old post so you may have sold on Puma by now or found the owners club - but just in case ... Facebook has 'Ford Puma Owners Group' ... friendly bunch. :)

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★★★☆☆

“Typical Ford Disposable Car!! ”

Written on: 11/11/2010

Typical Ford Disposable Car!!

Had my Puma for 4years now. It's the 1.7 1999 model with the Luxury pack (Air Conditioning, heated front screen, digital speedo).
Seems to be a pattern with Fords. Had Mk 6 Escort before this and a Fiesta Classic before that. After the 6 year corrosion warranty Fords just start rotting to death. Both arches are now ruined. In the rear quarter panels there's insulation/sound deadening inside what look like bin bags. These absorb moisture and contribute to the rear… Read Full Review

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“I've been looking around for another car for some time...”

Written on: 09/09/2010

I've been looking around for another car for some time now as 'Pumbys' getting a little old and has 101,000 miles on the clock! We've driven together for 5 years now and 'together' is just how it feels. Nothing I've looked at so far comes close to the look or handling of my 1.7VCT. Why oh why did Ford stop making them!… Read Full Review

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“I bought my black Puma 1.7 new in September 2002, on...”

Written on: 17/03/2010 by KathyJJ (1 review written)

I bought my black Puma 1.7 new in September 2002, on looks alone. I had previously wanted a Tigra, but when you compare the two cars, who would want a Tigra? I would not normally keep a car for this long, but it has been so reliable and I just love it to bits. Whenever I have it professionally valeted, it looks brand new all over again. I never want to let it go and will continue my love affair with my Puma for as long as it will allow!… Read Full Review

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“The Puma 1.7 in black, just does not get old, I mean...”

Written on: 04/03/2010

The Puma 1.7 in black, just does not get old, I mean in todays standards the Puma still sticks out as fast slick and so attractive " you just have to have one !!! FORD SHOULD REMAKE THEM !!!… Read Full Review

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“Great little car, superb to drive, pretty to look at...”

Written on: 23/02/2010

Great little car, superb to drive, pretty to look at and surprisingly practical for a coupe. It has a few idiosyncrasies but most Puma owners are happy to live with them as the pleasure outweighs the pain! This knocks spots off all other cars I have had which include, Mini, Fiesta, Mondeo and Rover 216… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“ The Ford Puma 1.7 goes well, drives well, corners well.”

Written on: 08/07/2009 by topsham (3 reviews written)

The Ford Puma 1.7 goes well, drives well, corners well.
Suspension too hard for anything but the smoothest of roads, avoid country lanes.
Seats are uncomfortable - beware if you have any kind of back problem - and driving positions are limited. Steering wheel can't be adjusted.
Still getting used to having to fill up after every journey.
Have had to resort to elastic bands to stop parcel shelf descending into the boot.
No cup holder!!… Read Full Review

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“I have only owned my Puma for a short while but...”

Written on: 09/05/2009 by NickyD89 (2 reviews written)

I have only owned my Puma for a short while but already feel very pleased with this sporty coupe.

My Puma is a 2001 (Y) 1.7 in Panther Black with 30,000 miles. I was chuffed to find such a low mileage example because most 8 year old pumas have covered a fair bit more mileage. Its only my second car and an upgrade from a diesel Seat Arosa! Quite an upgrade but I was looking for a decent drivers car that is still reasonably practical and not too common (was initially looking at a mk5 zetec-s… Read Full Review

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“Ive had my ford puma 1.7 for 18 months and just love...”

Written on: 30/04/2009 by stephaniehart (1 review written)

Ive had my ford puma 1.7 for 18 months and just love it. Its light, fast and sexy. I still catch myself looking at the car and smiling. I went from a 1.1 Metro so imagine my delight when I got my puma. the sound it makes is just lovely. Acceleration is quick and ive had no problems with it at all. It has done 110 000.00 Miles and I need to change it and am looking for another Puma, I dont think anything else will compare (unless obviously a Audi TT or something like that)… Read Full Review

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