One Shots NAME THAT CAR by Kevin Walsh January 20, 2012 January 20, 2012 Red Hook. It’s a Ford, that much I know. BrooklynRed Hook 36 comments FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin previous post SIGNING OFF: more ancient signage next post WHERE AM I? 36 comments Kathy January 20, 2012 - 12:06 am A Ford Fiesta Reply Ed Findlay January 20, 2012 - 12:09 am an 80s or early 90s Ford Fiesta Reply Sam V. January 20, 2012 - 12:13 am Ford escort Reply MM January 20, 2012 - 12:16 am Sure looks like a Yugo. Reply Elaine Vanina January 20, 2012 - 12:29 am Pacer? Reply Stevo January 20, 2012 - 12:41 am Ford Fiesta Reply Charlie Greene January 20, 2012 - 1:14 am Ford Fiesta. From the 1980’s more or less. Think it was made in Germany. Reply clark January 20, 2012 - 3:03 am ford fiesta. Reply Bob January 20, 2012 - 4:31 am It’s a Ford Fiesta. Circa 1988? Reply Gary Fonville January 20, 2012 - 4:56 am Its a Ford Fiesta. What year, I don’t know. Reply Jim Lindsey January 20, 2012 - 5:29 am I think that’s a Ford Fiesta Mark II, 1983-89. Reply JOEL NORMAN January 20, 2012 - 5:49 am KOREAN MADE FORD…. Reply Julius Chan January 20, 2012 - 7:41 am Same as the Kia Pride. Reply Julius Chan January 20, 2012 - 7:44 am Or the Mazda 121… Reply AbdurRahim January 20, 2012 - 8:17 am Ford Escort mid-80’s Reply Sal January 20, 2012 - 8:33 am mid 80s Ford Rabbit or Golf Reply David Kruger January 20, 2012 - 8:58 am Renault 5 aka Le car, circa 1980’s Reply Mark Nahmias January 20, 2012 - 10:37 am 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 It was superceded by another KIA CAFE conformist, the Aspire.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. Reply Stephanie January 20, 2012 - 11:06 am 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! Reply JOEL NORMAN January 20, 2012 - 3:05 pm They were made in Korea by Dai-Woo,who today makes & imports the KIA Reply Mark Nahmias January 21, 2012 - 10:14 am Dae Woo was acquired by GM circa 1999; KIA was independent until about 2005 when hyndai & KIA merged to produce much better products. Reply Kevin January 20, 2012 - 3:09 pm 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. Reply kikki January 20, 2012 - 3:55 pm FIESTA!!! ole~~~ Reply justin April 8, 2012 - 8:55 pm its a festiva Reply John Shea January 20, 2012 - 4:40 pm 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. Reply Jamie January 20, 2012 - 5:13 pm Its a Ford S*#tBox Circa 1990-91. I know because I owned one. Reply Feez from NC January 20, 2012 - 8:06 pm 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…” Reply sasa January 25, 2012 - 2:04 pm true this is FORD FESTIVA! Reply Bronxite in Exile January 20, 2012 - 9:09 pm It’s a Ford POS. Reply Colin January 20, 2012 - 10:02 pm 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… Reply Velvethead January 21, 2012 - 9:23 am 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. Reply Victor January 21, 2012 - 2:30 pm Your obviously not a NYorker…if you look around enough, you can always “buy” your inspection sticker…LOL … Reply Etta-Lee Heiman January 21, 2012 - 4:13 pm 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. Reply Mark January 23, 2012 - 7:06 am Definitely a Festiva. Reply barb g January 24, 2012 - 9:44 am and i pity the poor schlub who had to drive it!! Reply Jamie Slater July 15, 2013 - 10:22 am 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)! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.