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Just bought one of these as a second car for my better half to use and also me for the work run... but i tell you what i quite like it... it goes around corners near on dammit good as my zed 180 ! its a load of fun... if only it had the zeds pace !

pointless post i know but ford did good with this little car... fun can be had with only 1.4 litres :D
 

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Yeah they do handle well the pumas , they use the same chassis as the fiesta. I think ford do make some great handling cars think they always have done going back to the escort rs turbo days . When they make a hot hatch or saloon they do seem to be able to get a good set up on them , unlike there main rivals vauxhall :lol:
 

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the frp is a fun thing i bet... compareable to my old fto gpx in handling/ performance... just wasnt expacting the 1.4 puma to be that good... i actually enjoy driving it ;) as for vauxhalls erm have owned a v6 gsi vectra and an astra vxr.... both were pretty lame handlers tbh but they was both quick in a straight line.
 

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I owned the 2.6 vectra sri for fours years got it when it was only 6 months old, nice cruisin car was nice to drive but try and throw it about well different story . The understeer was awful. And i had problem after problem with it and people say about the build quility of mgr tell ya what its better put together than my vauxhall was, And just look at the vectra vxr on top gear that was an awful handling car and the astra vxr wasnt that much better to be fair . But each to there own i suppose i know i wouldnt ever have another vauxhall again but a ford yes i would .
 

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I'm keeping an open mind for the future,mg1.8zr, and keep looking at 1.7 pumas, can get a bargain with these little cars
 

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Depends how you define nippy, it isnt a ZS but it is alot of fun, and weighs little. Very prone to rust on the rear arches so look out for that.
 

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Well we happen to love this old schooler. Which by the way, flew its mot yesterday. She sure gets some attention wherever we go by car fans of a certain age that is.





 

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I am a Puma fan and have looked at them myself a few times, pity about those rear arches though. Same problem with the ST200's and ST24's, looked at those too.

When we got my missus a new car we chopped in my Lexus and I now drive her old car - a 2004 Fiesta 1.25. I actually enjoy driving it - it's a bit noisy on the motorway but it goes well and handles well.

It's interesting driving a car that's not got too much power for public roads - I can get my foot down loads in it, where with a really quick car you are always having to hold back.
 

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drive her old car - a 2004 Fiesta 1.25. I actually enjoy driving it - it's a bit noisy on the motorway but it goes well and handles well.
Same here! Completely gutless but it's fun being able to drive flat out. I'm starting to agree on the handling. I hate the body roll but it does seem to go round corners ok once it's done leaning. All I wanted was an open cone for a bit of a better soundtrack. Denied :(

She wants somethting with a bit more poke so I'll look at some pumas - love the look of them and she's got an mx5 too so I'll get plenty of chance to get good at repairing rusty arches.
 

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As stated above the arches rust for fun, the 1.4 goes quite well for what it is but will never set the world alight lol.
 

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Its designed with each wheel as far to the corner of the car as possible just like the KA. Handle like a go kart.
 
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