Written on: 17/12/2010
just brought an mk2 xr2, not had one now for about 13 years .now i found this one i am a happy man . only one problem ,when it has warmed up it has trouble starting again.(any ideas anyone ) but aprt from that very happy and good to be back and own a proper car again .classic car insurance is so cheap ,mine has a 2" stainless exhaust system including manifold , twin 45 webbers, kent cam , lightened fly wheel , competion clutch,lowed 30mm all round on 13"pepperpots and vented discs . need i... (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2010
hi had my mk2 xr2 turbo technics with a t3 turbo lsd box got it to pull 160 mph at 13 psi. xr2 has got a limited slip gear box. for s2 rs turbo. rs turbo mfi head on it with a Facet Silver Top Fuel Pump this pump is good for 150 bhp . head had new oil Stem Seals valves regrind new hydraulic lifters rocker arms Gasflowed inlet manifold new weber carb cometi multilayer steel head gasket. 2 new gear box mounts rs turbo clutch new back brakes. did front brakes last year. tyers are 185/60/R13 on... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2010
I had one of these little beasts from 1986 to 1990 - best car I've ever had. Did regular runs from Borders to Skye for the weekend - 600 mile round trip mixing motorway, Dual c/way, A roads and silly twisty B roads - ate them all up with ease. Handling was amost F1 like - cornered like it was on rails and was exceptionally forgiving (maybe that was the Pirellis - an expensive luxury!! Slight reliability issues, but like many others on this page, would buy another one tomorrow! (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2009 by juehardiman
I bought a Mercury Grey XR2 back in 1991 when it was 2 years old. I sold it about 5 years ago and regret it.... the best little car I have ever had. I would love to trace it so see if it is still on the road. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2009 by ABateman
I bought a mk2 XR2 in 1987 and the engine rebuilt by Brogg Bros nr Malton north yorkshire to stage 4 spec producing
160bhp. The car very fast to a dangerous level at times it used to just accelerate away leaving must cars for dead. The only car that it could keep with was a old sierra coswoth. The car had a stage 4 BDA head with holbay cam and used 2 weber 40 DCNF which drank petrol like water average mpg of 10mpg. The only fault was the cars body could not cpe with the extreme power.
It... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2009
Was my first car at 17 and paid twice the value of the car for the insurance but was worth it. Great little car, excellent road holding, very responsive, good fun, reliable and easy to work on. Biscuit tin build quality and most parts were falling off or rusting especially under the plastic body kit. Would love to own a refurbished one now for a run around. (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2008
Fast with all the right mods twin 40dcnf's, kentcam, vernier pulley, high preshure oil pump. 4 brach full stainless ported and polished head poly bushed, braided flexy pipes pure minted. (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2008 by mutlyuk (1 review written)
I've had my Ford Fiesta xr2 for 3 years now and I love it, changed the engine for a 2l zetec. Makes it even more fun now. Great fun to drive,nice road holding ,cheap classic insurace,
cheap parts (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2008
The mk2 Ford Fiesta xr2 will out-run a lot of todays car. The handling is still as good as most of todays cars. Stunning car it really is. (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2008 by mitchv8
At the moment I am building my own plaything, it was my brothers wifes first car a mk1, 957, its now a rear wheel drive supercharged v8 fiesta and finding parts is proving harder than building the car, I need mk1 xr2 bumpers headlights and grill can anyone help. (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2008 by andylgf
I have had 7 of these little beasts and am in the middle of restoring one back to its former glory after its been sitting under a tree on a farm for 3 years. This particular car im restoring I will never sell and other cars I have had including a brand new focus and mr2 do not compare to these superb little hot hatch's. Highly reccomended to anyone who wants a fast and reliable motor, and I guarantee you will not look back. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2008 by fiestaxr2
I think its a really nice car and I will never sell mine I just love it to bits even after 5 years of owning it. The styling is good and the reliability is excellent I really like the car and so does the kids. (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2007 by Wallyman
I had a Mercury Grey concourse MK2 XR2 in 1993 and it was the best car I have ever owned without a doubt. This car summed up Ford in the late 80's and early nineties, before the insurance geeks killed them off and Ford decided to go down the Euro box route. Would love another XR2. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2007 by mikeybad (1 review written)
The Ford Fiesta XR2 mkII is a great little car! It's a shame they don't make them like this any more. (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2006 by dave66 (21 reviews written)
This car was great in its time, but is now seen mainly in provincial market towns being driven by young men in burberry baseball caps at high speed with a lot of smoke coming out of the back. To rate this car the same as a Porsche Boxster 3.2 S is simply ludicrous and highlights the need to set up a separate part of this site for cars worth less than £200 (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2006 by upratedbatfink
I've got a BoraV5 now but I still look on with envy when I pass an Ford Fiesta XR2 mkII, fun and loud, Good looks, I thought, and the drive was so much fun I'll mention it again. Winding roads are what this car was made for - sticks like glue. The standard set up was bang on and the engine had a certain drone that only an XR2 makes, a place in my heart forever. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2006 by Hellequin (10 reviews written)
I've now owned two MkII XR2's, both have been brilliant cars and real fun to own and drive.
Both mine Ford Fiesta's were in Mercury Grey which I think looks best and both were unmodified with the original pepperpot alloys.
The power is quite good even though the cars are now getting on in years, they won't smoke the latest hot hatches but you wouldn't be left too far behind either, certainly not on a twisty road! Handling is brilliant even on a car 17y ears old which my last one was. It... (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2006 by ASTRABOY (9 reviews written)
Ok I had a MK 1 Ford Fiesta XR2(you can tell as it had 4 gears) I was only 17 when I bought it and 6 months later had to sell it because I couldn't afford the insurance. I always wanted a Fiesta Super sport for a first car and if I had bought one I would probably been able to afford to have run it and kept it longer. When I couldn't find a Supersport I decided either to get a Metro turbo or XR2. An XR2 came up first and it was a good little car with very hard suppension and a noisy engine... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2006 by pmcquade (1 review written)
The Ford Fiesta is a fast agile car that has a easily rusted chasis and poor alternator belt (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2005 by yoshiebikes (1 review written)
Just bought my second Ford Fiesta XR2 mkII after a gap of about 11 years. Had a selection of cars since including an Audi 90 Quattro and recently a turbo'd Scooby (my second car is an old 2.9 4x4 Sierra) but have returned to my old favourite. Being an "oldie" now at 36 the insurance is now a bit healthier at £165 fully comp compared to £1200 TPFT on my last one. Loving being back behind the wheel of one and I would recommend these to anyone but make sure you get a good one. Planning a K+N,... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2004 by daveholly (1 review written)
I bought a tasman blue Ford Fiesta XR2 mkII back in 1999, it was fun to drive and most importantly reliable. I'm currently looking for another one as a restoration project, the dearest part on the car to replace is probably the engine (£50). All other parts can be openly found in any breakers yards. No power steering,abs, airbags or aircon. Just a quick, good handling car so find a nice one and happy driving. (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2004 by cunninghammer
I have a Ford Fiesta XR2 mkII which I bought 4 years ago for £200. It is a fantastic car which I have unfortunatly had off road for the last 3 years (I decided to get a brand new ka another good little car) I am now about to spend a lot of time restoring this stunning little Fiesta to it's former glory. 1st job is to change the front wings to XR wings as a former owner put the old XR pepper pot wheels on it, (I currently have 2 wings in the shed about to be taken down to the metal!) It... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2004 by smithjames0 (1 review written)
My 1986 Mk2 1400 Ghia has been in the family since new, it covered 135,000 miles with not a bit of trouble. It starts every morning with out fail unlike my dads mx-5! It went from Manchester to London and back in one day not one problem.
One real problem with MK1 & Mk2 is rust round the rear wheel arch / sills and boot floor. For value for money 10 out of 10! (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2003 by hendoxr2 (1 review written)
xr2's are loads of fun and i'm gutted they don't make them anymore, all the new models, like zetecs and all tht just look crud and im about the only person left with a mk2 xr2 left in Dundee. no1 has them and with my neon lights all the polis know me and im already up 4 2 offences because i just cant drive slow in this car (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2003 by Tommyboy.
I've just bought an XR2 for £300 notes and love it. For the money and the availablity of parts nothing comes close.Hope to get some more power with a 4branch manifold and 5inch backbox,and a kent cam. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2003 by dunketh.
This car is a boy-racer classic.
I love these cars. Not as fast as the golf GTI but more 'fun'.
I've given a good performance rating which reflects it's old age.(after all it'll still slay a Saxo or Nova)
They look great and really hold the road (assuming your shocks aren't knack'd)
You can tune these to make them go quicker off the mark very easily, however, its difficult to noticeably increase the actual BHP without tons of money.
Buy one, the seats will grip your bum and the pedal will... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2003 by R H.
im on my 4rth xr2 now and im only 19,their just brilliant, as standard their prety quick but slap on a 4 branch, system and k@n and your flying, im into rallying at the moment so ive totaly stripped mine, full roll cage, buckets, strut braces, lowered 20mm and stiffened by bilstein, tank guard, sump guard, omp timer, sportex 4 branch, sportex 4 inch system, removed air filter(try it, big difference, but could be damaging), big spot lights, rally cam kit. shifts (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2003 by Darren Carver.
My dream car is a Ford Fiesta XR2 mkII. I know insurance will not be cheap but i love the car. It is a masterpiece it is so sexy. I just hope that one day when im older i can get myself a MRII XR2. My dad is a big lover of fords so i guess thats where i got it from, and to anyone with a XR2....RESPECT!!! (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2003 by coxy.
well i've had 6 xr2's. The one i have at the moment is the best one so far.... 7x15" vtr spikes full ashley exhaust with 4 branch manerfold. xr3i engine 50mm lowering springs. full spax shocks. (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2002 by Heavey.
I love My XR2 I've only been driving for 3 weeks and for a first car it's abit steep on insurance. But im in the RAF and can afford to insure my beast of an XR2. I first thought I wanted one when my dad bought one he has good taste in cars and now own a fiesta Zetec sport. I did have a 1.3super sport that I had to sell because of how much I got quoted on insurance -£4500 which I thought was definately to steep for my bank balence to handle. I recommend these little beast because you can do... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2002 by Da_fLaRe.
I Recently was given a Ford Fiesta XR2 Mk2, not bad condition needed some work done though, and after completed alot of work on it, I started it up, and went too pull away and wheelspined for about 2 mins non-stop for some unknown reason, any idea's, the pics below... http://www.geocities.com/gate_crasher_cracker_from_hell/gemma/misc/Fiesta2.jpg (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2002 by Wadey.
I have an 1984 xr2 I have rebuilt the engine forged pistons, crank piper cam K7N stage 3 head magnex four branch, ashley exhaust and 70 bhp of nos it is running 192 bhp it kills every car on the road and I can kill all those rs turbo nuts (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2002 by ROB.
The mkII Ford Fiesta XR2 is a very nice car. You will like them more if you own one. Don't listen to daddys boys who get their brand new cars bought for them.
I constantly get the micky taken out of me for having one.
The main points i want to say go like this:
If you own a D,E,F or even a G plate xr2 then you will have a webber 28/32 carb.
If you own an A,B or c reg ie Pre 1986 then the carburettor will be a 32/34.
Doesnt mean anything? Without telling anyone, Ford made a power... (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2002 by CARR.
WHEN I BOUGHT MY XR2 IT WAS STANDARD. NOTHING SPECIAL REALLY BUT A LOT OF FUN. AFTER ABOUT 2 MONTHS I WANTED MORE POWER SO OVER TIME I ADDED A KENT CAM, WEBBER 50, S, K+N INDUCTION KIT, UPRATED THE BRAKES. IT'S NOW BEEN TESTED ON A ROLLING ROAD TUNE AND IT'S 165BHP NOW AND CAPABLE OF 145MPH. BUT THE OUTSIDE LOOKED GARBAGE. I DIDN'T WANT TO GO OVERBOARD SO WHITE LENSES ALL ROUND SET TEAM DYNAMICS 100+ WHEELS, SUNSTRIP, BLACKED WINDOWS AND A BEESTING. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2002 by Peter.
I have owned my XR2 for three months now and I think it is a very fast and nippy car. I have added a K&N air filter and a scorpion exaust. This has made it about 8 sec 0-60. They are very reliable and have good fuel economy. (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2002 by spud.
i love this car im going 2 buy an xr2i just 2 see how it goes but ive heard that is not as good as a mk2 (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2002 by not-so-meaty-J.
I've had my Ford Fiesta xr2 for a couple of months now and i love it. Got it 4 600 quid and it's immaculate. Done a few mods so it's quicker but it's the best car i've had. (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2002 by jonbob.
I have my own XR2 and i think their crackin' little goers! I think that ure exaggerating a little with the 5 secs! Mine does about 8 secs. To get ure insurance down a bit, get a quote off the co-op. I only pay £1600 fully comp! (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2002 by bozzo.
I have had my Fiesta XR2 for 2 weeks now and am hooked on the spectacular acceleration and speed. I would not give it up for the world. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2002 by Phill.
Owned my Ford Fista XR2 mkII for a few months now and am just about managing to drive the bloody thing without swerving/skidding and spinning the wheels in the bottom gears. Great fun though! I would definitely have another and have had no major worries in the M.O.T. (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2002 by Kev trev.
The Ford Fiesta XR2 mkII is one of the best cars in the world-very reliable and easy to pick up. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2002 by webba.
Bought this Ford |Fiesta XR2 mkII in may 2001 for the missus as a run about and back and forth to work (about 1 mile). Payed £250 on a D plate (1987). I mot'd it in July and all it failed on was emmisions and would have cost me a fiver if the mixture screw hadn't been jammed in the carb. Replaced the carb (25). Needed recon alternator (£20), recon water pump, (free off a knackered E plater i had), and valve seal replacement to stop an oil burner burning more oil (£40). Been very reliable... (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2002 by miles.
I've had a Ford Fiesta xr2 for just over a year now. I bought the car last christmas of my mates sister, the car cost me £200 with no mot or tax. At first my aim was to get it an mot and a really good clean up. My 1st modification was a mesh grille. Then to make the car a little bit newer I took the boring orange front clusters and replaced them with clear ones. Next I colour coded the boot lock and the door handles, and wacked a set of series 2 rs wheels on it. As yet the engine is... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2002 by Switcher.
I've got a Ford Fiesta xr2 and i think it's great. i bought it for £50.00p in such a bad condition. Slowly i started building my car to what i've always wanted. First i repaired the body work which the car had on the back wing. i then bought front and back bumpers for it. I gave it a spray job (black pearl), and then added a banging system. I haven't touched the engine as yet but have lots of plans to do for it. i've added turbo series 2 alloys which are 15 inches and have fitted 195/45/r15.... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2002 by Arjun.
I have a 1988 Ford Fiesta XR2. Its got a Kent fast road cam, runs twin Weber 40 DCNF'S, k&n filters, SPAX 20mm lowered springs and the car runs Koni Adjustables. I've had it for more than five years now and its a lot of fun to drive-but i think it's time for more power and so i am seriously thinking about a big valve head from Burton Power.
It gets pretty hot in India so i have a direct connection to the fan which i switch on when it gets warm-that helps. (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2002 by sam.
the car spins in third and has turbo kit stage 3 and 18 inch alloys (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2002 by Bad Boy.
My Ford Fiesta XR2 mkII is lowered with 14s, metallic black with kent fastroad camshaft, twin 4os, pipercross filter = k&n breathers and last but not least a modified stock car exhaust. 155mph 0-60 = 5 secs (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2002 by andrew aldridge.
Ford Fiesta xr2's are the best but i have just learned that you shouldn't put nitrous oxide boosters in them because it melts the engine very quickly but i did have it up to 170 mph (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2001 by KEVIN MC.
I think fiesta xr2's are great, i picked up a c reg about 6 months ago for 150 pounds. I've just reconditioned the head and bolted on a later carb with pipercross filter and engine beather which does make alot of noise. All i need now is an four branch exhaust maniflod. They are great fun in total ,And i was very surpised how quick they are for a 1.6 engine. Next year im planing for a turbo which should be lots of fun. (read more)
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