I have owned my wee puma since new and it's now nearly 6 yrs old. I just love it and can't imagine parting with it. The only big job i've had to have done on it, is the rear shocks and was quite suprised that the price didn't break the bank (probably as it wasn't a ford garage). My ABS pump needs sorted but not causing me too much hassle.
All i can fault is the boot as the water pours in if you don't open the boot lid slowly enough by hand when it's been raining. It does seem to go through the oil right enough but it's hardly a complaint. Not alot of room in the rear but i didn't by it for that. Would recommend this car to anyone the best car i have ever bought.
I thought long and hard before buying a Puma and I've never regretted my decision.I have owned it for 5 years now with no problems at all.It's a hoot to drive,the handling is great fun,it's always eager to play ,it brings a smile to my face whenever I drive it and the bills are low.
There is only one difficulty -what should I buy next? I can't find anything that matches the all-round appeal of my Puma-not that I can bear to part with it yet!I've heard that there is to be a new Puma in 2008,I'm definitely interested if it's as good as the old one.
There is one thing,the gear knob is freezing on winter mornings!
I've had this car for 5 years. I have renewed the clutch, rear suspension bushes, brake pipes,discs and drums. I don'tdrive this car hard. The body work is terrble, blotches of rust appearing all over the body. A design fault at the rear wheel arches causes them to corrode; so to avoid this trim the carpet in the wheel arches. This becomes damp and remains damp for 'ever' and the constant contact with wheel arches causes the corrosion some garages will quote you upto £500 to fix this as the wheel arche needs to be cut away and new one welded on..very expensive . I also have a water ingress @ o/s/f windscreen, tried everything and still cant find it. maybe I just got a bad one. I have an oil leak at front crankshaft seal, quoted £250 to fix it.its a 1999 model.I do agree, it loks good, but underneath the looks is just the same old ford S***.! Time for change, will be going for the Celica
I bought this car from new, and I love it. I've had it for seven years, and the only things I have had to replace are brake pads.
It has a big boot for a little car, so ladies can get lots of shopping in the back. My only gripe is that you have to move the front passenger seat so you can see over your left shoulder, because the chair blocks your blind spot.
Otherwise, I love this car - it's time for me to change it, because the mileage is getting quite high now and I just dont know what I'm going to change it for!
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