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Red Hook. It’s a Ford, that much I know.
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A Ford Fiesta
an 80s or early 90s Ford Fiesta
Sure looks like a Yugo.
Ford Fiesta. From the 1980′s more or less. Think it was made in Germany.
It’s a Ford Fiesta. Circa 1988?
Its a Ford Fiesta. What year, I don’t know.
I think that’s a Ford Fiesta Mark II, 1983-89.
KOREAN MADE FORD….
Same as the Kia Pride.
Or the Mazda 121…
Ford Escort mid-80′s
mid 80s Ford Rabbit or Golf
Renault 5 aka Le car, circa 1980′s
Except fpr Joel, you’re all wrong. The Korean Ford is a Festiva (not a Fiesta). It was built by KIA before they had established a retail sales network in the USA. It helped Ford to meet the CAFE standards. It was superceded by another KIA CAFE conformist, the Aspire. Neither wil be treasured by Ford conosuers (KIA would probably feign amnesia also). So much for 90′s nostalgia.
Don’t know if you know this, but for cars registered in New York State, the registration sticker on the windshield contains the car model and year. Comes in very handy!
They were made in Korea by Dai-Woo,who today makes & imports the KIA
Dae Woo was acquired by GM circa 1999; KIA was independent until about 2005 when hyndai & KIA merged to produce much better products.
It’s a first generation Ford Festiva (NOT Fiesta). The Festiva was designed by Mazda for the Asian market, but was introduced in 1986 in Japan as the Ford Festiva. In 1987 Mazda began selling it in Australia and Europe as the Mazda 121. In 1986 Kia was licensed to build the car in Korea. It was sold in Asia as the Kia Pride, and the three door was exported to North America as the Festiva beginning in 1987. The car hit the US market late 1987 as a 1988 model. This one has the grill update that came out in 1990. It was sold in the US through 1993, when the car was redesigned. About 350,000 of them were sold in the US. Beginning in 1994, the redesigned car (also built by Kia) was sold as the Ford Aspire in the US.
its a festiva
It’s a Ford Festiva, not a Fiesta. Fiesta was two different cars – a 1976 – 83 version and a car that is presently in production.
Its a Ford S*#tBox Circa 1990-91. I know because I owned one.
I finally got one right… Usually I’m scrolling to find the answer. I remember the crappy commercial jingle too…
“It’s a Foooooord… It’s a FesTEEva…”
true this is FORD FESTIVA!
It’s a Ford POS.
Good car for NYC. Small, fuel efficient, not very imposing.Thats the exact kind of setting a car like that was was ideal for.But I thought NY cars had to pass safety inspections, and with a broken turn lens like that, surely that would fail…
Geez! A Renault Le Car. Drove one of those as a business car back in the ’80′s. What a buzz bomb of a car that was.
Your obviously not a NYorker…if you look around enough, you can always “buy” your inspection sticker…LOL …
A Ford Festiva. Do not know the year. I am still driving my 1989 standard shift model and loving it. I only pay $30 a month for gas and can always find a parking spot due to its small size.
Definitely a Festiva.
and i pity the poor schlub who had to drive it!!
Thats a 1989 Ford Festiva and its name was TINYCAR(tm). I know this because it was MINE. She went to the junkyard a few years ago. Boo. RIP TinyCar(tm)!
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