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Old 07-12-2004, 09:26 AM   #1
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Thinking about buying a 92 Festiva

There's a 92 Festiva for sale nearby, and I'm thinking about buying it. It's only got 99000 kms. It's got an auto tranny. The body and interior are really clean, no rust spots or tears in the seat fabric. The guy wants 1000 Canadian for it. He'll take 900 for it, I may be able to get him down to 800 if I wave the money in his face. A 92 Festiva with 99000 kms for 1000 bucks, think it's worth it? Are there any trouble spots on these cars that I should look for on this one?
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Re: Thinking about buying a 92 Festiva

First of all its a FORD. if you really desperatly need a car, then go for it. If you can get by, and wait and save up for a quality auto, I would go with the latter. Festivas are death traps, and smaller and more laughable than Metros.
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Old 07-12-2004, 05:25 PM   #3
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Hm, sounds like you are against them. Have you ever owned one, ridden in one or been involved in a collision with one? If not, then how could your comment be vaild in any way?
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And besides, I've been led to believe that the Festiva is essentially a Mazda 121, with Ford badging. Are Mazdas that bad?
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Re: Thinking about buying a 92 Festiva

A Mazda? Your serious as a heart attack, arent you? No way!

In fact, I had the unfortunate experience of having one. Boy that was fun! Honeslty, I am biased against alot of Ford products, namely thier little cars, that goes for any auto maker in my eyes. Ford Trucks are excellent for the most part. I think the Crown Vic and the Thunderbird are awesome too. Mustangs are okay, except anyone with 13,000 dollars can have one, and they are not original. If you want somoene to agreee with you and say, get the Festiva, go for it.

I just think if you can hold off you should. By the way, you can get your neighbor down to 750, just find something wrong with it, or only flash that much.
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Re: Thinking about buying a 92 Festiva

I'll try for 800, the tires looks like they're fairly worn. They're just cheap walmart tires anyway
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Re: Thinking about buying a 92 Festiva

How old are you anyway?
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Re: Thinking about buying a 92 Festiva

24, why?
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Re: Thinking about buying a 92 Festiva

oh okay, I thought you were a kid or something. Does it snow alot where you are.
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Re: Thinking about buying a 92 Festiva

Sometimes in the winter it does. I suppose a car with skinny 12 inch tires wouldn't be a whole lot of good in the snow, would it?
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Re: Thinking about buying a 92 Festiva

That was my thought. Im from Pennsylvania, and a Festiva doesnt stand a snowballs chance in hell. It all depends on what your needs are at this very moment.
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Re: Thinking about buying a 92 Festiva

Well, irght now I need something relatively cheap, good on gas (91.9 cents per liter here) and something reliable.
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Re: Thinking about buying a 92 Festiva

This question is for anyone who has owned an automatic Festiva in the past, what kind of fuel mileage do these get?
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Re: Thinking about buying a 92 Festiva

It gets good mileage, should be 30+ MPG. I dunno about the reliablity
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Is that city or highway mileage?
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