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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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39 reader reviews for Ford Puma Coupe.
  • 1.7 3dr

    D Li , West Midlands . Date: 11/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    DO NOT BUY THIS CAR! If it has more than 65k on the clock! You'll end up replacing the clutch, the heater will stop working(it will either get stuck on hot or cold)my heater got stuck on freezing cold just as winter started, the anti roll bars will need replacing, you might aswell replace everything that is connected to the suspension (sorry let me re-phrase that, let's just say the wheels), the exhaust will rust to a cinder - with a big gapping hole. The parcel shelf is rubbish It falls into the boot. The blind spots in this car are bad,(not as bad as a TT though). Anything else? oh yeah - good luck!

  • 1.7 3dr

    sarah davenport , lancs . Date: 11/12/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned a puma since 2000, my 1.7 was just 2 years old when i purchased it. After nearly 5 years i still love it as much as the day i bought it. For an inexpensive coupe it handles very well. It is great fun to drive and i havent found any car in the same class or price bracket to be half as enjoyable. The cabin is small but as i myself am only 5'3 i find it to be just perfect although my 6'2 husband does look a little less comfortable when he drives. i dont plan to tire of it anytime soon so i have been plesed with the low maintainance costs, the only repair i have had in 5 years is replacement of the abs cables, which cost less than £200. Overall, a great car and great fun!!!

  • 1.7 3dr

    Ben Lister Date: 29/10/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car second hand at 5 years old with around 37k on the clock. The repair bill in the first year totalled a staggering £3000. Major repairs needed to front suspension costing £1500 at a Ford dealer. Cam belt went at 40k at a cost of £900 for 16 new valves and engine rebuild (not Ford this time as the quote was around £600 more).

    Other expenses included needing a cracked headlamp cover replacing which came in at a cost of £158. Other problems included ABS sensors needing replacing (£110), the engine thermometer replacing (£96) and the high level brake light not working properly which was still not solved by Ford after 2 days work on it. The rear wheel arches were constantly sodden and needed replacing but by this time I'd had enough of the spiralling costs.

    Not the most fuel efficient car in the world but I wasn't too disappointed with around 30mpg. Surprisingly, everyday maintenance such as tyres came in very reasonably priced.

    Fab to drive, it really is one of the most fun cars I've ever owned. It holds the road, the engine is lively. Equipment levels are good providing the lux pack is included. Despite all this I won't be buying another Ford, there are plenty of other fun cars out there to drive without the excessive repair bills.

  • 1.7 3dr

    Roger Cook Date: 13/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's a great car to drive for the price and that is the key element - there may be better cars out there but most cost a LOT more to buy and maintain

    However there does seem to be a problem with rust on the rear wheel arches and the paintwork on the bonnet is v easily chipped.

    That said repair costs seem low if you find a good independent garage - I have sat in the garage waiting room and listened in shock at some of the repair estimates given to owners of fairly normal Peugeots, Renaults, Citroens etc - when I asked the mechanic what the cost of a similar repair would be on the Puma the answer has invariably been a lot less.

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