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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:06 pm 
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i am a new member and am considerin buying a fiesta si soon, actually this summer. i want to get the 1.6 and just want to know a bit more about the car.

Can u help with the questions below?

Is the bodywork good on the Si (prone to rust?)
What are the engines like (heard good things!)
How easy is it to fit skirts and a cossie bib?

thats pretty much it. any info will be helpfull.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:18 pm 
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bodywork can be touch and go - fords rust lol. Check the sills and arches, esspecially the rears as they are prone to rust. Also some people have trouble with tailgates and footwells so check them all.

Engines are ok, not good for tuning, everyone takes them out and puts in 2.0 litres. Good for over 100'000 miles. Check for new cambelt at 60k, ?150-200 job if it aint been done.

0-60 about 10secs-ish
115 tops roughly.

skirts (if proper direct fit ones) just rivit on or use sealant, or both perferably.

Same deal with the cossie splitter

then again i am no expert, just bored. :P


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:15 am 
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come on people let me know what sort of bodywork problems u have had with your fiesta si' if you've had any that is and what their like to drive.

my cuz said they rust quite a bit and another guy who replied to me jus said they do, so are they good cars or not?????


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:50 am 
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they are good cars.
mine had rust on arches and little bit on sills.
only cost ?400 for that to be done, new sills, new rear arches.
check underneath the car car bad rust patches.
the mk3.5 shell is better at protecting against rust for some reason than the mk3
other than that, if it's got any sideskirts on it check for rust round them and behind the front arch spats.
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the si is a nice car to drive, the power steerign makes it fun, ive only had mien a while but is fairly nippy, mine the 1.4 si though, still fairly nippy, bit slower than the 1.6

rust wise, theres one tiny bubble in the rear arch(being sorted before skirts and arches go on,

go on get one you no u want one


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:46 pm 
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the main thing is the price. how much you pay should depend on how much work there needs doing to it.
I bought mine for ?450 last october with rust on rear arches and slight blep on sills, cost me ?400 to get that sorted, so car owes me ?950 really. which doesnt work out bad for a good example.
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cheers i appreciate everyones responeses.

most of u say they do rust usually round arches so i will look out for that.

if anyone wants to put a pic up and let me see what u have done that would be good. cheers for the responses.


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mine went from this:
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For ?400

not bad.
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makes a hell of a difference, nice wheels 2 :wink:

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ta very much, not bad for a home job, just done with rattle can
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yea that looks good. the colour is nice too. im lookin to get that type of green (racing green).

i was sayin that to my dad that they rust a bit. but he put it into perspective, they were made in 94-95 so its a ten yr old car so there is bound to be a bit of rust anyway. (ITS NOT A BRAND NEW CAR!)

so looking for sure to get one this summer. cheers for all the replies people!!


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oh yea jdfiesta was that ?400, you took it to a bodyshop and got it sorted or did most of the work yourself?


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would be bodyshop price mate.

Just paid similar amount for mine (and some other stuff like badboy bonnet spraying and spoiler)


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that was all work done at bodyshop, not prep done by myself, if you live in doncaster area i can recomend a good bodyshop to go to
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well i live in London so when i get the car i might post up where a good bodyshop might be. cheers.


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if any1 wlse wants to tell me some of their experiences with an si that they've had, i still check this for any new posts.


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i bought mine in april 2004. it was errm, ballache. :lol: i've replaced some of the stuff on it, due to it wearing out.
+ back box - one month
+ arb bushes went soon after
+ dampers were shagged - 60mm drop on springs (previous owner) replaced with aftermarket shiznet.
+ lower arms
+ mid box died - replaced with full stainless then

not had a single fault with the engine. starts beuatifully and goes like a train, just loved the revs and pulls well. bodywork is good overall. patch on the tailgate under the plate recess and thats about it really.
errm, then i crashed it :lol: so its had basically a new front end on it, with new panels.haha so that shouldnt rust yet!

overall its been a good car, and now the wear and tear has been taken care of i expect (i say this with caution) to have a fairly trouble-free year! :devil: ragging it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:55 pm 
where did everyone find their Si's? i been lookin on autotrader and good deals pop up now and then but i cant buy one till the summer cos thas when my insurance goes.

i dont want one with more than 75k on it really, willing to pay over ?1300 for mine i guess after i sell my car.


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local papers are noramlly good for bargains - old dears that cant use the net and want a fiver for there town car :rolleyes:

keep an eye on here and fiestaturbo.com, auto trader, fish4cars, adtrader, ukfn

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Traser wrote:
local papers are noramlly good for bargains - old dears that cant use the net and want a fiver for there town car :rolleyes:

keep an eye on here and fiestaturbo.com, auto trader, fish4cars, adtrader, ukfn

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i got mine from a bloke round the corner from the missus
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