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1988 Ford FestivaReview
Corey writes:

Ford Pos — The Ford Festiva I had was a junker I purchased for $800 before going away to college so that I would have something to get around with. While it was excellent on gas, and was great for tooling around, it was pretty darn crappy in regards to performance. The thing had 5 gears but you couldn't touch 5th unless on the highway. Definitely a college kid crappy car.

Pros: Fuel Milage

Cons: Appearance

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1988 Ford FestivaReview
Marc writes:

Penny Racer Without The Penny — Wasn't the best looking car, but wasn't the worst. It ran, and it was better than walking. A large semi or strong sneeze would make it switch lanes. small parts were always falling off of it, but it somehow stayed together. Somehow parts were expensive as nobody carried them, and were special order or dealer only. Gas milleage was great as a headwind would increase it and you could coast for miles. Lots of storage space as it was completely plastic an devoid of any sound proofing material.

Pros: Good gas mileage, especially with tailwind.

Cons: only slightly better looking than a yugo, sidewind autochanged lanes.

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1988 Ford FestivaReview
Codock writes:

Fun Car To Take Out And Flip — My festiva used to get about 45 miles to the gallon. Great little car to run around with.. just do not expect to get there fast. As it gets older its a fun run around and beat it up car. And so long as you do not care how people look at you then if you keep it running it can be a good vehicle to keep in todays gas prices

Owner for 6 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:100

Pros: Good on gas, decent cargo space and cheep enough that anyone should be able to afford one.

Cons: Its a toss up as to if it is uglier than a VW vanagon or not.

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1988 Ford Festiva LXReview
jpdaddyof2 writes:
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Excellent For Just Getting Out And Going?! Great Little Car?! — Love the 5 speed stick but hate the carberator and vac-um issues of the 1988-1989 years. wish I could find a fuel injected 5 speed to put my fresh engine in! Bought this car for $1500 when we first got married (20 years ago). It got me through Paramedic school, and She through RN school. Now that we have 2 children who are getting older? My plan's are to restore it and finish giving it a make over worthy of the years service it has given us. When finished.... Now that we can??? Take my wife out to eat, and to movies in it. ;-)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun like an adult sized Go-Kart, Excellent fuel millage (35+MPG), Tuns of possibility's, decent heater and AC, Added an Nice Pioneer stereo that I can connect to our I-Phone's, cheep Insurance, paid for, last tag this year!  "Can I get a Whoop-Whoop?" Honestly? I park my F-350 Crew-Cab Dully every chance I get just to enjoy driving this little fellow!

Cons: Really only good for 2 people and luggage....

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Reviews From Other Years

1993 Ford Festiva Reviews

I Love My Lil Car By justusinc

My lil banger car has 192,000 miles on it and still keeps going and going..lol all original equip.. EXCELLENT gas mileage still after all these years.. went from Oklahoma city to Snowflake Arizona on... Read More

Good Cheap Car By Jason

great handling cheap fuel little too small for a big guy takes off well and cruises quite comfortably at 120 outside bit dodgy clear coat peeling but mech A1 doesnt use oil water starts all the time f... Read More

1992 Ford Festiva Reviews

I Hope It Lasts Me Forever! By grandpa1Clyde

Nothing more to say than what I just wrote above. When I first got it I thought I would be very crunched up (Im 6'2") Found out I have plenty of room and I can get up to 5 adults in it (long as the... Read More

I Like The Car For My Own Reasons By Gamblor

I like the Festiva for it economy but this one needs a lot of work. Plus, the fuel pump was a pain in the rear to replace. The tires are 12 inch and hard to find. This vehicle needs a paint job, bra... Read More

1991 Ford Festiva Reviews

Review By Guru91KGQF

This is a great car. Many people put the little Festiva down because the size, but thing about it the way prices are going up on gas what a possession to have. Sure its not an SUV. We owned one for m... Read More

Diamond In The Rough By Chris

Some people say older vehicles like this from the 80's and 90's were "throw away" cars.. but the community of festiva owners would happily disagree. The amount of money you put back into your pocket b... Read More

1990 Ford Festiva Reviews

Its Good For A Little Cash By Jeffery

i love this car it a great fun car to drive. it performs like a dream. i ownly paid 300 for it. owning this car is awesome. very fun to drive. and very fast i would suggest you get one if you have th... Read More

Hell Yes!!! By Justin

shaky handling and terrible accelleration, but the chicks totally dig this ride! buddy you're the man for owning this car! if i could choose between a festiva and a Lamborghini i would choose the lamb... Read More

1989 Ford Festiva Reviews

Owned It A Long Time. Zero Regrets! By Steven

I have owned this car for years. It now has 207,000 miles on it and it is running on the original engine, transmission, fuel pump, starter and alternator. It may have been a cheap car, but I do not ... Read More

Probably The Most Reliable And Cheapest To Operate Car By Zogzog

I absolutely love this car. It is the type of car that grows on you when you own it. You begin to appreciate the simplicity of everything and how ell it works. Cost of owning and operating this car i... Read More

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