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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:46 pm 
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nice answers all of you.

95fiestasi yeah, probaly much nicer for you to change the engine rather than the car, bet you didnt expect youd be keeping it this long!

paul, suprised you couldnt find a 3door you liked, but yeh got your 5 door looking pretty nice :wink:

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nice answers all of you.

95fiestasi yeah, probaly much nicer for you to change the engine rather than the car, bet you didnt expect youd be keeping it this long!



No didnt think i would have kept it this long, but the more and more i spend on it the harder ive found to ever get rid of it. Gone through loads of phases where it was up for sale to get my next motor, but always chicken out incase i regreted it after :)

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..bought it to:
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a temp car.
Cheap at only 400 quid.
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but always chicken out incase i regreted it after :)


you know you wouldve regretted it!!!

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Didn't really like Fiestas, but needed something to get me back on the road after my Uni days finished, and the Si was a decent compomise between being unique, cheap and a little bit sporty...

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:lol: I always said i would NEVER have a fiesta because my parents had one and my sister is now on her third (through upgrading.) But then when we were looking for a car for me it had to be a ford because im a ford girlie at heart and we went and looked at my green beastie, the price was right and i fell in love. The love is still there because i can't bear to part with her but i can't just leave her to rot on my driveway :cry: So if anyone has a spare few grand they wanna chuck my way to do her up then please do!

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:o Thing is my rents don't want it sat on the driveway and i can't afford to get it fixed so i can drive it. Argh! Im gonna hafta seriously think about this for a bit because i dont wanna sell her, i wanna do her up! *puts on thinkiing cap*

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I had a mk2 957cc Fiesta as my first car. Cheap to buy, cheap to run and maintain and cheap to insure, I think it was something like ?600 TPFT and that was with my provisional licence for the first 2 and a half months (this was 8 years ago)!

Having driven that for a year I bought an Orion 1.6i Ghia, got fed up with replacing gearboxes and clutches on the thing and sold it to buy a lovely J plate XR2i with the optional Recaro's. Loved that car to bits then sold it to help fund University the next year, so I drove the family runaround mk2 1.4S for a while!

2nd year at Uni I got given the white mk3 1.1 (aka plopper) and used and abused that for a year or so then bought a Mercury Grey XR2i when I started working full time. I soon got bored with the '2i though and it's poor fuel economy so bought a Ford Focus. I was so impressed with the car, especially doing the 83mile (each way) journey to work every day, so I was really peed off when some knob pulled out in front of me leaving me nowhere to go but into the side of him!

As luck would have it I was changing contracts to a new role working in central London commutable by train so I decided to keep the banger Escort I had bought for ?150 and use that to commute to the station and use the insurance money from the Focus to buy the car I'd always wanted, a FRST :)

I would like to say that its been fun owning the FRST but the last year and a quarter has been a total nightmare, with money being ploughed in and progress being extremely slow, but the final stages of the Turbo are now in place and the car should be road-ready in the next few days, so I'm a very very happy bunny at last!

You don't choose a Fiesta, it's a lifestyle! :lol: 8-)

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P.S. Forgot to add - the white 1.1 was given to me by my brother when the Escort 1.6 LX banger car decided to die on the day I was moving house! :x So it got another year and a half of service with me behind the wheel and worked absolutely faultlessly, except for the new clutch (I suppose that was my fault though really! :lol: ). Sadly it was put to rest a couple of weeks ago and will be really sorely missed for the great reliable car it was (6 years of service amongst my family!).

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very nice mate, think youll eva change from a ford?

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i have always liked the fiesta, but while i was at college one of the students had an Si and i liked eveything about it and from then on have always wanted 1, then i passed my test in december and saved up and bought 1 in march!

best thing i ever did! i think! :lol:


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I bought my first Fiesta because it had rain gutters that my roof bike rack would fit onto. :lol: :lol:

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I'd buy a non-Ford when I can afford a Porsche! 8-)

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My first car was a festa mk2 1.1 pop, in a gray/baby blue (mistral Blue if my memory serve me correct).

A mate gave me XR2 skirts and arches for it and from that i raided scrap heaps to build it into an XR2 look-a-like, gave it a full respay (in the same colour), i even took the suspension off an old xr2 and put in on me 1.1 pop.

Got bored of that and had always like the look of the Si found out the insurance was quite cheap and eventually sourced out a low mileaged Si and have enjoyed it ever since.

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i got mine cos i liked the sound :devil:

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Nan was buying me my first car for my 18th and said I couldn't have a mk3 cos it would break down all the time etc...so i started looking for a zs....then decided they're all the same and boring and wanted a 1.25 mk5 so i can make it how i want it. cheaper insurance too, and i knew i wouldn't need a .6 for a first car as i wouldn't be driving fast and wanna keep my licence...

anyways, while looking for a mk5 i found out they made a limited edition black with leather interior ( i used to know sod all about mk5s :lol: ) & decided i wanted one...found this one with reasonable mileage and in good condition for the price...so i bought it :D

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Had a mk3 1.1 then sold it. Was gonna get an Si then decided I wanted a 306 turbo diesel. While I was looking my mum was about to buy a Mk6 from Ford (she didn't buy it though - now has a 150bhp TDI Golf). Saw the ZS there and had to have it. I think i'll be keeping it for a LONG time.


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306 dturbo or fiesta zs.... tough choice eh

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Had a mk3 1.1 as a project car a while ago, messed around, fixed a few things and then got rid as it was too much money just standing on/in someones garage :lol: :lol: :lol: It got me caught up in the fiesta scene and i certainly got the bug, a year later i'm just saving as much money as possible, and trying to get back to finishing off my lessons when i can and actualy get another car that will be more than a project.. In the meantime iim building a community of fiesta si members... :)

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