Written on: 30/01/2013 by Annenorth
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 more)
Written on: 23/01/2013 by Susanpuma1
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2012 by JamesArnold2012
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 26/01/2011 by SimonAndrews71 (1 review written)
A great little car for many uses... I love mine! (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 27/04/2009
just bought a Ford Puma 1.7 and its brill brill brill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it. i was after a hyundai coupe but seen this puma in the paper and looked at it and......................had to have it. just a great car and a pleasure to drive. (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2009
The Ford Puma 1.7 is very nippy looks great compared to the tigra and other cars in that range. reliable. runs very well handles brill. always enjoy nipping out for a drive. not loads of room, but who cares. best car i have ever driven (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2008
Exellent performance and handling. Good gearbox, very close ratio's, altogether a superb drivers car with big fun element. To sum up, a superb fun car with a real sense of sporty young carisma! An absolute hoot to drive on a country road, feeling very positive and lively, with gear ratios that help get the best from the flexible variable cam timing. Stunning good looks, no good for familys, but then you would buy an estate instead! (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2007 by mrpiesxrayeyes (2 reviews written)
I bought the car with 90K on the clock and got rid with 120K on the clock, she was fully serviced and looked after, however I was traveling around 100 miles a day for about a year and I believe this didn't help, she wasn't trashed by myself and I don't believe that it would have made a difference IF I had thrashed her.
Also, I find that the fuel consumption is a bit poor.... for me - 320 Miles on average to a tank.
Oh and despite being NO bigger then a Fiesta (same floor pan) I find it to...(read more)
Written on: 24/07/2007 by puma606 (1 review written)
Fantastic Car. To be honest it wasn't what I was looking for when I got it. brought it at auction for £1750 which is a bargain.
The insurance isn't to bad I'm 18 and have had my licence 6 months and I'm paying £1600 which isn't bad considering its a 1.7l and my mates are paying the same for 1.4l 106's and double for his Saxo VTR. And the Ford Puma is a hell of a lot quicker and looks better!
Fantastic car. Would always recommend it. (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2006 by Natalie82 (1 review written)
The Ford Puma is a great little car to drive! Has never broken down on me, despite not being regularly serviced and it has covered over 135,000 miles. Sticks to the road, great handling, nippy and great fun! (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2006 by ki1983 (1 review written)
My brother bought the Ford Puma 1.7 in black about 6 years ago and then passed it on to me last august! Stunning car I must admit, and I think it looks best in black! I must say to people who wish to buy one, try not to modify it too much because it takes all the joy out from the car. The ECU on my puma has been remapped which I don't really advise because it drinks petrol!!
I think Ford shouldn't have put a limiter on the 1st gear as it doesn't really pull too well but wow, is the 2nd... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2006 by AyeKnight
Excellent MPG for such a sporty little number. My Focus 1.6 Zetec could do 340 miles on a tank and cost about £45 to fill up (80p a litre at the time), my Puma can do 260 miles on a tank and costs £35 to fill up (97p a litre), when you work it out it's very economical. Ford parts are cheap as it's based on a Fiesta (by no means let that point put you off). (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2006 by broxy (1 review written)
That's my car above and after owning her over 4 1/2 years now from new I can say she has never lost a beat.
Superb car and a future classic, I won't be letting her go for quite some time to come. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2006 by carol burns (1 review written)
Just adore my Ford Puma 1.7, had it for 5 years now and still get a buzz when i put my foot down, i would drive it 24/7 just for the sheer love of it! (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2006 by abbi1412 (2 reviews written)
The Ford Puma 1.7 is simply a dream. I have had mine for over a year and love, love, love it. It's so cheap for what you get. It grips the road, picks up speed quickly, and it's just so stylish! The engine noise is really encouraging and gives it a great sporty feel.
I've seen on many reviews there are references to fuel consumption. It costs around £27 to fill the tank. I commute to work 5 days per week and use it a lot socially, and I fill it up about every 10 - 12 days. Really for it's... (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2006 by SCutchey (1 review written)
The interior and exterior of the Ford Puma look superb. The handling is just brilliant with great steering and unbelievable roadholding. The performance is good and really suits the car whilst the gearchange is excellent. It sounds like a normal Fiesta when driving normally but when you open her up on the dual carriageway the engine note is really sporty. A really cherishable little car. Highly recommended. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2006 by rafagrinder (1 review written)
I bought a Ford Puma Coup , and I`m very happy for that, it`s a great car, very pretty. Too different from the other cars we see in the streets and that`s fantastic (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2006 by tanya marie
The Ford Puma is a stunning car which picks up well!It is quick and always looks clean!
The fuel has to be filled up a lot but it is worth every penny!
I bought it for £5650! Not exactly cheap is it!
I love this car and I think that it is worth every penny I've spent on it! 9/10 (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2005 by wardrobe (1 review written)
What can you say about the Ford Puma 1.7? I have had it now for 12 months, and I still smile every time I drive it. It is quick through the gears, handles like a dream, and the noise at 5000rpm is so sweet. All my mates call it a hairdressers car, no such luck! Just point it where you want to go and it goes there, very very very quickly. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2005 by Rinus
The Ford Puma is just a superb car for the money. (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2005 by MOGGYDAVE (3 reviews written)
There really cant be another car that looks as good, handles as well, accelerates so quickly or is so cheap to run/service for so little money! I bought my Ford Puma 1.7 new in 2001 and I've never looked back. It's a stupendous machine, nothing on the road compares. The only downside is the lack of a decent replacement. And before anyone mentions the leaky hatch, poor rear visibility or practicality... ITS A COUPE - WHAT DO YOU EXPECT! For any true driving enthusiast, try one - you'll love it. (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2005 by dr
I've had the Ford Puma 1.7 sports car for 5 years (x plate) and i'm just trading it in for an Audi TT. Believe me, its hard to let it go. In the 5 years i've had the car its only cost me for new tyres and servicing. This car makes Ford. They should never have stopped production of this car. Its a smart looking car and the interior doesnt let it down. I'm hoping the TT also meets all my expectations and I dont regret letting the Puma go. Who ever buys my car, with only 30K on the clock,... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2005 by helenrod (1 review written)
I bought my Ford Puma 1.7 Sports car from new and comprimised on spec so as they'd stopped making them by the time I bought it and was limited to what was available. But from the minute I drove it away I loved it, it drove briolliant and was great fun on long drives on motorway and country lanes alike.
I would reccommend anyone to purchase one of these cars second hand as they are great cars to own and reasonable to maintain as well. The 1.7 engine is hard to beat on economy and is great... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2005 by Artisan (8 reviews written)
Buy a Ford Puma 1.7 lux pack, for the money you will find it hard to beat. Traction control, ABS, air con, a great looking car that will turn heads wherever you go. Driving a puma is a Joy, its responsive, has great road holding, good fuel economy and if you get it regularly serviced resale prices remain boyant. This little car was BBC Top Gear car of the year so that has to say a lot and they even managed to get Jeremy Clarkson in the front seat. (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2004 by Captain Yousarian (1 review written)
I have owned my Ford Puma 1.7 sports car since 2001, having had an Integra and a Mondeo before. The Puma is the best handling, best looking and most fun car I have ever owned. I'm never selling it! (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2004 by lnewto (1 review written)
WHY have you stopped making the Ford Puma 1.7 superb car Ford?? Best thing I have ever done was buy my Puma. All the fun of fast and responsive driving with the practicality of being able to get 4 people and luggage in it when needed! My Puma is now 4 years old and would normally look to replace it but I can't find anything on the market to come close and as the idiots at Ford only seem to make bricks and MPVs nowadays it now looks like I will have to keep it...shame :). (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2004 by catx37 (1 review written)
Im a 33 year old woman and have always driven big cars mondeos etc, until I discovered the Ford Puma 1.7 car. By far the best sporty little nippy car around - im very smitten, I have a 1.7 lux pack in silver on an x plate and it drives like a dream. (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2004 by d70bv8 (16 reviews written)
My second car and in 1.7 form it is superb. The Ford Puma 1.7 is brilliant to drive and comfortable too. However, being a Ford means using Ford Garages. They have really spoilt the experience. Firstly they caused the head gasket to fail by doing a poor service and then two years later the engine failed because they had messed up the head gasket replacement two years previously. However, Ford itself were excellent and helped out with paying for the new engine. Secondly the car, no... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2004 by eelpie (1 review written)
From purchasing this Ford Puma 1.7 sports car back in June 2003 my car has broken down once, leaked water from just about everywhere, almost caught fire, blown an exhaust, rattled and squeaked.
From this you may assume that I have not enjoyed my Puma, but you would be wrong. After finding a small lake of algae and mould under the passenger carpet I decided to start from scratch.
I stripped the car down inside removing all carpets and upholstery, all the internal wiring and crisp... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2004 by theappletonfamily (1 review written)
The Ford Puma 1.7 is an excellent car with good looks and performance for the money, would recommend to anyone. Only annoying snag is the ride noise seems quite harsh at around 70 mph. Not sure if this is a problem or just tyre noise. If anyone has any suggestions let me know. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2004 by revelv
I have had my Ford Puma 1.7 sports car for 4 months now - I always wanted one so saved up to buy one - it is the best thing I ever did - I have found no problems at all with my car and would definately recommend one to other girls as its the best man puller you could ever get. (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2004 by steve weare
I have had my Ford Puma 1.7 for nearly two years and to be honest I have had no real problems. Living in Norway it starts first time even in -20 while covered in 30cm of snow.
the only things that I have had to replace are the brake disks. The brakes are ok but they could be beter concidering the power.
The one thing I have done to mine is to convert it from an off roader to a sports car by changing the springs. The standard suspension is ok but the back end is so high its a joke. After... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2004 by guyincognito1975 (1 review written)
Before I had the Puma I had a Ka for 18 months and I thought I would struggle to replace it with something that gave such a buzz from driving at legal speeds.
I was wrong, I actually test drove a 1.7 when they first came out but I couldn't afford it so got the Ka2 instead but prices came down and I now own a shiny Green 1.7 Puma.
On a short back road journey it feels like a rally car, you really struggle to find understeer unless you are completely inept. Even on a long journey (Edinburgh... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2004 by european (1 review written)
If I had known what the fuel consumption was going to be like in my Ford Puma 1.7 I wuld never have bought it. Apart from that it is nice to drive and looks good. The car is also suprisingly spacias. I love the car! (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2004 by Breeze (1 review written)
I feel qualified to write this review as I've had my Ford Puma 1.7 from a year old, drive an 80mile/day commute and with weekend/evening miles I cover about 30K miles year. My Puma has now covered 110K miles and I STILL enjoy driving it and take the 'scenic route' to places and regularly just go out in to the country for a blast along the b-roads.
The handling is superb and there's not many cars that haven't had to back off when the Puma just hangs-on and 'digs-in ' round a... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2003 by rolfieh (1 review written)
The Ford Puma 1.7 was my first Ford and I approached it with much trepidation (I can still remember when Ford stood for Fix Or Repair Daily. The looks of the car is what really attracted me and good reviews alround. I managed to pick up a 6 month old one for just over £10k when Peuguots 205 were £1-2k more.
I have generally been impressed with the car and it is still a pleasure to take on long journeys. From a practicallity point of view it has a surprising amount of room in the back... (read more)
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