i bought my puma 1600cc new in 2002 and i love the way it looks,drives and goes!will probably keep it for ever! 100 percent reliable,just had to replace wear and tear items and its only done 33,000 miles now,so theres plenty of life left in it yet,highly recommended!!!
Have owned one of these for four years, although my wife has mostly driven it. It's on a 51 plate and we have had very few problems with it apart from some work on the rear suspension which cost about £200. It's much more fun to drive than the Golf GTi which was a company car and in comparison felt heavy and boring. The Puma goes round corners as though it's on rails and the car's performance isn't bad either because it's fairly light. This is the longest time we have owned one car but we can't find anything else as fun to drive for this sort of money. Would recommend one if you can find an example that has been looked after.
I have had my puma for about 3 years now and I still love it dearly. Its great to drive, handles really well and is really nippy.
The fuel consumption is a bit high, and the insurance is expensive, but it is worth it.
I drive my car 100 miles a day to work a day and at 116000 it still hasn't let me down. Its had a new clutch at 100,000 miles but thats the only big expense I've had.
I would recommend this car to anyone, its a wee cracker, but be warned, you may end up getting done for speeding coz you won't realise the speed your doing!
I've had my 52 reg Puma from new, a fanatstic car that i absolutely love, its been fully serviced and well looked after. The fuel economy is great, insurance and tax fine, drivers position perfect - for the ladies though! The car corners fantastically, roundabouts are great fun it sticks to the road like glue! Motorway driving is the best, you can overtake and speed up when necessary without having to change gear, its great fun! However, recently i had a component that failed, this caused the head gasket to crack and has resulted in me needing a new engine. This happened on the motorway, no warning lights came on and engine temp remained ok, Ford were no help at all as they said that the car was over 5yrs old and that, that is there cut off. The 1.7 engine is rare as it is only in the Puma so is expensive and rare so hard to replace. I have had to reluctly give my lovely car away for £1000!!! Not impressed at all. For all of the 5 years of happy motoring i am appauled that the Puma came to such a grim end so quickly. Very dissapointed.
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