Ford Fiesta (Mk1)

Specifications and performance

Model: 1983 Fiesta Popular
Max Speed: 83mph
0-60: 16.0 Seconds
Power: 45bhp
Engine: 957cc four cylinder

Magazine road tests and mentions

CAR Magazine, July 1977

CAR Magazine, July 1977

Everybody loves the new kid in town

...but is the adoration really justified?

CAR Magazine, March 1979

CAR Magazine, March 1979

Giant Test

Ford Fiesta 1.1S v Fiat 127 Sport v Peugeot 104ZS

What Car? September 1979

What Car? September 1979

Down to earth fantasy

Datsun Cherry Coupe v Ford Fiesta 1.1S v Toyota Starlet 1.2GL

CAR Magazine, July 1980

CAR July 1980

Newcomers : Ford Fiesta X-Pack

How to make your Ford go faster. Henry Milton on the X-packs

CAR Magazine, April 1981

CAR Magazine, April 1981

Giant Test

Ford Fiesta 1.3S v Austin Metro HLS v Renault 5TS

CAR Magazine, October 1981

CAR Magazine, October 1981

Giant Test

Fiat Panda v Ford Fiesta 1.0 v Austin Metro 1.0

CAR Magazine, October 1981

CAR Magazine, October 1981

Long Term Test : Happy Fiasco

If our 23,000 miles in a Ford Fiesta 1.3GL were happy ones from a driving point of view, they didn't excite the Ford dealers who had to keep it running nearly as much. Roomy, sensibly designed, comfortable and ever frugal, it had faults the servicemen never fixed. Mainly, it stopped a lot...

CCC Magazine, January 1982

CCC Magazine, January 1982

Housewives Choice

Graham Jones samples three mobile examples of some of the cheapest, most fiercely contested and easily prepared motor racing available - with a little help from British Saloon Car Champion, Win Percy

CCC Magazine, February 1982

Cars and Car Conversions (CCC) Magazine, February 1982

Free Wheelin'

Ford Fiesta XR2

CAR Magazine, February 1982

CAR Magazine February 1982

Newcomers : Spur for the Fiesta

Ford's XR version of the Fiesta looks the part but it's less racy than it could be and far from cheap

CCC Magazine, May 1982

Cars and Car Conversions (CCC) Magazine, May 1982

The Pretenders...

...to the open Golf tournament reviewed on page 48. Now that GM has finally screwed a 1600 engine into the excellent Kadett SR, and Ford's XR2 gets our vote as a more businesslike little machine than the XR3, we have, in theory, two more pretenders to the throne

CAR Magazine, October 1982

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Giant Test

MG Metro v Ford Fiesta XR2 v Fiat 127GT

Autocar Magazine, w/e 14th May 1983

Autocar Magazine, w/e 14th May 1983

Data Section

Ford are continuing their special edition programme for 1983 by announcing the Fiesta Finesse. Based on the Fiesta Popular Plus, three engine sizes are available: 950, 1100, (1100 economy) and 1300 (the Fiesta Popular Plus models continue production in their standard form). Standard equipment on Finesse models includes: tilting/removable sunroof, halogen headlamps, reversing lamps, remote control driver's door mirror and heated rear window - equipment that is available only as an option at extra cost on the Popular Plus. Items standard on the Finesse, but not available on the Popular Plus models, include a tailgate twistlock and 13in wheels with 155/70 tyres. Additional equipment inside the special edition includes reclining front seats, door bins and armrests, adjustable head restraints, four-spoke steering wheel, electric screenwash and intermittent wipe, radio/stereo cassette player and cigar lighter. All other options available on the Popular Plus will be obtainable on Finesse models. Prices of the special editions are: 950 £4,612, 1100 £4,250 and 1300 £4,617

CAR Magazine, February 1984

CAR Magazine, February 1984

Giant Test

Daihatsu Charade v Austin Metro v Ford Fiesta v Vauxhall Nova v Citroen Visa v Volkswagen Polo v Peugeot 205 v Fiat Uno

Photos, brochures, adverts and magazine pages

Prototype Ford Fiesta Coupe
Brown and Gold Mk1 Ford Fiesta 1.1L OFL68X
Ford Fiesta Mk1 UPB789X
Red Mk1 Ford Fiesta HOA940W
Blue Ford Fiesta Mk1 MGU149W
Ford Fiesta Bravo II, April 1982
Yellow Ford Fiesta Mk1 1300S A874JVG
Blue Mk1 Ford Fiesta HJN57Y
Ford Fiesta Mk1
Yellow Mk1 Ford Fiesta 1.1L BCW564Y
Ford Fiesta Mk1 WGJ195W
Ford Fiesta Mk1 VKC900V
Silver Mk1 Ford Fiesta Supersport
Blue Mk1 Ford Fiesta ALT731Y
Red Ford Fiesta Mk1 HOA940W
Green Mk1 Ford Fiesta A862JFV
Blue Ford Fiesta Mk1
Yellow Ford Fiesta Mk1 LAP113W
Red and Silver Ford Fiesta Mk1 1.1L Bravo DVW944X