CAR OF 1989 Ford Fi­esta Mkiii

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

The ar­rival of the MkIII was good news for chil­dren be­ing fer­ried to school in early 1990s’ Bri­tain – not only was the new Fi­esta’s plat­form more ac­com­mo­dat­ing than its two pre­de­ces­sors, but for the first time it was now avail­able with rear doors, so there was no more need for awk­wardly clam­ber­ing in and out of the back. And it was was good news for press-on driv­ers too; while the ini­tial XR2i may not have had the im­me­di­acy of its pre­de­ces­sors, the RS Turbo that came along in 1990 was a se­ri­ous con­tender in the hot hatch mar­ket – and they still have a loyal fol­low­ing to­day, with val­ues up to around the £8000 mark. CCW’s £500 Ford Puma also owes plenty to the MkIII’s un­der­pin­nings.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.