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??? about a car im looking at

PostPosted: January 10th, 2004, 4:51 am
by 89Indy500_sp
any one know anything about the ford festiva, i know its one of them little like sub-sub-sub compact cars. i know a guy selling one for $600 out the door (tax/ title/ ect.). he just wants to get rid of it. i can pay him cash. ill drive this car untill i save up some money for a deacent car. hows it sound? oh ya it gets 55 MPG on the highway and 42 in the city... lol

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PostPosted: January 10th, 2004, 5:20 am
by SNOBALLZ
....ummmm, know ant good mechanics? He's getting RID of it for a reason.....NOT the most dependable car on the planet.

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PostPosted: January 10th, 2004, 6:51 am
by YAMALARIS
What year? I get a lot of Festivas at work that have some major problems, But they were mostly the first Festiva model. Significant improvements in the engine, and suspension made them a very reliable compact. Got one old lady that comes in monthly for me to check her entire car over for her. She has 185K on it, doesn't buurn a lick of oil, never been on the lift for anything more than an inspection sticker. Some of them have serious issues as well though. As a compact t hings like Trans. is built super light duty.Check that the shifting lever has little to no slop in it when in gear, and that clutch feels good. (If automatic listen for niose coming from bell housing). The most important thing to check on any used car is the oil. That will tell you almost everything about how the previous owner treated the car. Look for things like dark, frothy oil. White crystals indicate moisture present. Low oil level probably means the owner didn't really give a damn. If the oils looks clean, no foam, froth, or crystals. And level is full it is a good indication that the car was serviced regularly. Lots of other things to look for too, if you have any questions let me know. I am amechanic, and like to help when I can.

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PostPosted: January 10th, 2004, 10:15 am
by M10rules
Festivas won't hold up to trees or deer that good :D :P

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PostPosted: January 10th, 2004, 2:07 pm
by Bender
[quote]Festivas won't hold up to trees or deer that good :D :P[/quote]

LMFAO

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PostPosted: January 10th, 2004, 2:57 pm
by SNOBALLZ
...for $600 I'm SURE he could do BETTER than a friggin' FESTIVA!!

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PostPosted: January 10th, 2004, 3:35 pm
by Shockman
Even on the trash board there comes a time to keep ones opinion silent.
This would be that time.

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PostPosted: January 10th, 2004, 6:19 pm
by 89Indy500_sp
im not looking to keep it for the rest of my life or anything, just a few monthes till i save up a fair ammount of cash... high school sucks...

i think its a 1992 LX auto

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PostPosted: January 11th, 2004, 2:31 am
by 89Indy500_sp
ballz, thats 600, after tax, title, transfer fees, blah blah blah, the only thing i will need to get is insurance.

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PostPosted: January 11th, 2004, 3:51 am
by indy8six
I actually thought those cars were disposable, until I drove a fellow co workers Festiva, that I have seen since she bought it new. The thing had over 200,000 miles on it!!!!