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1993 'WA' Ford Festiva Trio Hatchback


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Retail price when new $13056
Purchased during February 1994
Estimated Valuations - Tuesday 21st November 2006
------$1800-2200 - private sale
------$1600-2000 - trade in value
------$3100-3720 - dealer price
After finding out these figures, I rang the insurance company - RACQ - who covers it for the comprehensive policy - they advised that our car is covered for the "current market value", which is normal insurance practise/policy - so if the worst happened and the car was a write-off, we would receive an amount within the "dealer price" as above - as a matter of interest, the premium on our last policy was $401.45, and this expires on the 8th February 2007

Review #01

Remember the original Mazda 121 Fun Top from the 1980s?
That car lived on - minus the fun (as well as the Fun Top sunroof) when Kia picked it up from Mazda and started building it for Ford as the WA Festiva
Ford half-heartedly brought it in during the early '90s to counter the freefall in small car sales to light cars like the Holden Barina, Daihatsu Charade and - ironically enough - Mazda's excellent 121 "Bubble"
Next to these rivals, the WA model didn't have a chance, with its lacklustre 46kW 1.3 engine, iffy build quality, ill-sorted steering and handling characteristics and very-'80s styling
Still, it proved to be a useful test-bed for when the bigger (but not necessarily better) and far-more fashionably designed WB Festiva burst onto the market during 1994
Looking back at the Festiva, only one word really springs to mind, but that's unpublishable here
So here's another: cheapness
There are much better baby cars around

Review #02

With its once unassailable Laser small car under serious attack from the light car segment below, Ford turned to its South Korean affiliate to provide it with a low-priced entry-level salvo
The WA Festiva was a first generation 1985-1990 Mazda 121 built under licence by Kia
Although affordable, its ageing design, flimsy quality and sloppy dynamics put it behind progressive rivals like the 121 “bubble” and Holden Barina
Both the three-door Trio and five-door “Festiva” were powered by a lacklustre 46kW 1.3L “4,” coupled to either a five-speed manual or three-speed auto

Standard Specifications
Model Variant TRIO
Car Series WA
Year 1993
Doors and Body Style 3D HATCHBACK
Engine Size 1.3 litres (1323 cc)
Cylinders 4
Driven Wheels Front Wheel Drive
Standard Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Standard Features Radio Cassette with 2 Speakers
Optional Features Air Conditioning
Bore and Stroke 71 x 83.6 mm
Power 46 kW
Torque 105 Nm
Weight to Power Ratio 16.96 : 1 (kg/kW)
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Wheel Dimension 4.5J x 13
Turning Circle 9 metre
Compression Ratio 9.7
Final Ratio 3.78
Tank Capacity 38 litres
Exterior Length 3615 mm
Exterior Width 1605 mm
Exterior Height 1460 mm
Front Track 1404 mm
Rear Track 1384 mm
Wheel Base 2348 mm
Front Suspension Ind; macpherson strut with coil springs and anti-roll
Rear Suspension torsion beam axle with coil springs and anti-roll
Kerb Weight 780 kg
Seating Capacity 5
Highway Fuel Consumption 5.4 (lt/100km)
City Fuel Consumption 6.8 (lt/100km)
Towing Capacity 500 kg
Release Date 01/01/1993
Discontinued Date 01/03/1994
New Price (standard) $13056
Model Run [WA](Jan) Dark b-pers
VIN Location Driver Side Engine Scuttle