1985 Ford BantamReview
A Great Little Work-horse! — The bantam has timeless styling, this one is 18 years old and is not out of place in any parking lot. The bucket seats in the Leisure I own are so comfortable, with side supports and head restraint, one could drive it all day and not feel uncomfortable All round vision is great, and no rattles or squeaks. Fuel economy is really good compared to many other vehicles of similar specs, and reliability is unquestionable. If one does regular servicing and keeps an eye on any parts that can wear there should be no downtime to speak of Not only for work purposes, it is really fun to drive during "Leisure" time Being a 1.6l engine in such a light body, acceleration is good, with braking system to match the performance even when fully loaded. If I did not already own one - I would buy one!!
Primary Use: Family transportation
Pros: Economy, reliability, style
Cons: None worth mentioning
Looking for a Used Bantam in your area?
CarGurus has thousands of nationwide listings and the tools to find you a great deal.
Reviews From Other Years
My Ford Bantam 1.6xlt
Could always have more performance and features. For me its very Practical being a Rep and all. I have taken out the std sound system and beefed it up a tad. Sometimes I miss the space of owning a c... Read More
A Truly Reliable Vehicle. Fuel Economy Is Hard To Beat With This Beast! Loading Space Is Impressive!
My husband and I just love this little beast to bits! Long distance travel is a breeze for us. We've loaded a mattress in the back, pillows, 2 large suitcases, 3 sports bags & my Yamaha 50cc Jog scoot... Read More
Enjoy it every day! Will look for/find a reason to drive it! Its fast enough for now. Nudge bar and roll bar rounds the look off nicely i think. Its cheap to maintain and when driven normal it has dec... Read More
Good car for small to medium loads, very good on petrol, comfortable and a good looking van, performance wise it lacks but you get what you pay for. Other wise a well rounded package.Plenty of load sp... Read More
Ford Bantam Rascal
Awesome pick up with a 1600cc motor out of the Ford Fiesta. Nippy and strong with a load on the back. Only rated to 618kg but have loaded a load of roughly 1000kg's and it still pulled like a donkey! ... Read More
I think it´s a good car, resistant, if you consider the price. Good motor, but some parts are very fragile (like pipes, and metal body). But as I said, comparing its price to quality and reliability I... Read More
as a plumber it's just what i need. it has ample load space and enough power to take any load i put in it Read More