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Ford Festiva, Hatchback
Jun 23, 2002 (1:38 pm)
I am a 16 yr. old almost 17 looking for a car to get me to and from school and a job. A friend of my mom has a 1991 ford Festiva w/ 106,000 miles on it, no A/C, a single disk cd player, and an am/fm stereo in it. He is offering $1100 for the car. I viewed it both on edmunds.com as well as Kelly's blue book. Here it said most people pay $550 for the car while KBB said that $1050 is what the car is worth. What price do you think I should try for?
#113 of 125 Hi soqrbrad - 1991 ford Festiva pricing.
Jun 23, 2002 (6:48 pm)
Edmunds.com TMV (True market value) pricing is based on what people are actually paying for the vehicle. You may want to read this Edmunds' article about how the KBB determines it's retail values.
Perhaps print up the Edmunds' TMV pricing and show it to the seller. My 2 cents. Good luck, and please keep us posted on your purchase.
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#114 of 125 $500-800 for Festiva is fair...
Jun 27, 2002 (5:06 am)
Let's face it... they are neat little cars, but very basic! Most are abused, and show it (they do hold up to the abuse, though).
#115 of 125 aspire are junk
Jul 02, 2002 (9:28 pm)
I had a 1994 ford aspire ad to have the engine replace with 79,000 mile.Because of a cracked engine block.And a large list of other parts replaced before the engine replacement.I paided 4thousand for the car. cost 1200 to replaced the motor.Traded that junk for a Kia Rio just to get rid of it "Great Car". I also have a 1993 ford festiva Gl that i have owned since 1999.No major problems and has 152,00 miles.
#117 of 125 mystery of 1993 Ford Aspire
Aug 08, 2002 (3:49 pm)
Can anyone help? A friend of mine in the Caribbean has a 1993 Ford Aspire, at least that's what it says on his documentation and also is so marked on the car itself. It's made in Korea. However, the US Vehicle ID number has an R in it (8 digits from the right) which I understand suggests it's a 1994 model.
My friend needs a radiator for his car? Does he look for a 1993 model (this doesn't seem to exist - at least not on the searches I've done on the net)? Or would a radiator for a 1994 model be OK?
Can anyone sort out this mystery for me? If so, where would I go - in the States - to get the radiator?
Hope that someone can work this one out?
I'd be really grateful.
#118 of 125 Hi mekp1- mystery of 1993 Ford Aspire
Aug 09, 2002 (6:28 am)
I imagine you could get your answer through a Ford dealer parts shop. Someone in one of our more active Ford discussions (i.e. Ford Focus ZX3) might be able to recommend a good online source for Ford parts. Just an idea.
You may also want to ask (copy/paste) your question on our main Maintenance & Repair message board. Look for access to that board via the pull down menu on the upper/left side of the page. Good luck.
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#119 of 125 How good are the Auto's ?
Oct 09, 2002 (7:35 pm)
I never did buy the last festiva I looked at, but I found another. Can anyone tell me about the auto used in the '90 model. Is it any good.. is it as dependable as the engine?
#120 of 125 re: How good are the Auto's
Oct 15, 2002 (9:51 am)
my original message was #105. Since April, have put approx 4000mi on and it's runnin' fine. '90LX w/ auto and no probs so far w/ the auto, just is a bit touchy getting into reverse sometimes. Like a small car, take time and it takes ya where ya gotta go. Had rear brakes replaced by retired mechanic neighbor for $36 and looking to replace any filters I can just to say I know it was done and when.
#121 of 125 well...I bought it!
Oct 16, 2002 (5:29 pm)
I got a 1991 GL auto/AC for just over a grand. The body is in Very good shape, as well as the interior. Even has a great pioneer CD stereo! Only 71,000 miles on the clock (carfax checked!), and everything works great.
Looks like it'll be my winter car, as the wife is driving my Elantra GT more and more!