I love the Puma, which is an absolutely superb car to drive but, without any warning at all, my car's engine seized. The recovery people concluded there was no oil in the car, a fact which was substantiated by the Ford dealership.
At no time did the warning lights tell me the car was low on oil. Indeed, the oil levels had only been checked the previous Friday and found to be fine.
Luckily I was only travelling at a very slow speed on a quiet country road at the time, but if this had happened at a faster speed or on a busier road, the consequences could have been disastrous.
I would be interested to hear from any other Puma (or Ford) owners who may also have come across this type of failure.
This is the best car I have ever driven - go-kart style agility combined with great performance and a brilliant-sounding engine at an amazing price.
Based on the old Fiesta chassis, this car is almost completely fautless - I just can't believe that Ford was stupid enough to stop making them in favour of the tin box that is the new Fiesta.
I've owned my Puma, a '52 reg 1.7, from new and it's impossible to find another car that could live up to it - the only minor niggle is the weak headlights as rear space is not an issue for me. Come back to your senses Ford, and create another small sports coupe to fill the massive gap in the market.
My wife recently traded this car in and we have missed it ever since. It was the best small car I have ever driven.
With a good balance between economy and performance. It had good equipement levels and even had a usable back seat ideal for children.
Boot space was acceptable and in our two years of ownership found it totally reliable. It's a pity they are no longer in production.
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