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