Thanks, man! That’s awesome. They sure can embarrass lots of “more capable” vehicles!
I work for a small local coffee company doing production & logistics. I use the Festiva for deliveries!
I already have my forever car—”Frito” my 1993 Ford Festiva GL with a 1.6l SOHC B6 engine swap. I’ve had this car for three years now (longer than I’ve owned any other car) and we’ve done 60,000 miles trough 36 states and 4 Canadian Provinces. We’ve done three track events, hauled thousands of pounds of coffee, and…
As the resident Ford Festiva enthusiast in the room, I have to point out that the Aspire pictured is a 1997 model with the face lift. This is what a ‘94 looks like:
Had the same issue once in a friend’s Civic Del Sol. We fixed it by super gluing a dime there to cover the hole. This was like four years ago and he hasn’t had a problem since.
Kia Pride Kombi. Basically a Ford Festiva with more room. Just a B6T swap and home-brewed coilover setup away from being the ultimate road trip vehicle while still being able to put much more expensive cars to shame on the track. Purchase price, importation fees, and modifications would all come in under the max…
Pretty sure these 90's Buicks are barking up the right tree, but perhaps it could also be a Camry Solara?
I imagine there’s some Rolling shutter or other horizontal distortion going on here due to the speed of the vehicle and the quality of the camera that make it look more like the Sam Raimi’s Oldsmobile than your Grandpa’s Buick.
The blacked out B Pillars match too!
Usually happens around February. Join our community at facbook.com/groups/fordfestiva.. There will be an announcement about the next one in the coming months.
A little taste of the very active Festiva Community
A great deal for a car that I use for absolutely everything: 35MPG+ daily, work delivery vehicle, long haul road tripper, track toy, and camper. I’ve had mine for two years. Already put 50,000 miles on it through 36 US states, 4 Canadian provinces, and 1 Two-Day Road Course Track Event with zero mechanical issues. …
There is already an annual spec-Festiva race event held at Inde Motorsports Ranch two years running now—It’s called Festiva Insanity. With specially built coilovers and an engine swap these little cars take down much more expensive and traditionally “fast” rivals
Nothing like watching two ten year old american cars drive in straight lines
The designers must have been playing a lot of GTA
Just opened this article to gawp at the gorgeous paint color.
I’ve been a part of the Ford Festiva community for the better part of two years and I can’t imagine a more diverse, inclusive, and generous community. We have everyone ages 13-84, racecar engineers to professional pizza delivery drivers all unified by this humble little hatchback. We have lots of fun at our meets from…
Last April, I flew from Lexington, KY to Billings, MT and drove back 1,750 miles to buy my pristine, rust free 1993 Ford Festiva. It was the exact color I wanted, with many rare options, and a fresh manual swap. 30,000 problem free miles later, we are quite the happy couple.
I think Buick is trying to tell us something. Remember what happened to Pontiac shortly after they promised to give us what we always wanted?
That’s a ‘90-91 Festiva...whoops