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1988 Ford Festiva L, 5 speed runs great well maintained new tires current reg

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Festiva
  • SubModel: L
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: L
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 180,000
  • VIN: KNJBT06KXJ6102278
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 1.3
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Indio, California, United States


ITEM DESCRIPTION:Offered for sale is a 1988 Ford Festiva L with a 5 speed trans. This has been our family car for the past 10 years. Before we had it, my father in law had it for about 10 20 years in the family! We have treasured our Festiva. It has been super reliable, lots of fun to drive and gives us great gas mileage. The car is simple and very easy to work on.

Check out my YouTube Video to hear the car run and go for a virtual drive.
The best thing about this car is that it was owned by me. I know, that sounds like a line but I mean it sincerely! I am a 57 year old meticulous mechanic who takes care of every little problem that crops up and I take care of them right. I kept all receipts and will give them to the next owner. Below is a partial list of work I have done.
1) KYB Struts front and back.
2) New brakes (front & rear), New rotors & drums.
3) New rear wheel cylinders and Master cylinder.
4) Timing belt, water pump, tensioner pulley, cam and crank seals, OEM thermostat and new radiator cap.
5) Cooling system was flushed and GM Dex-Cool was added.
6) Carburetor was rebuilt several years ago (always passes CA smog)
7) 5 speed trans was installed (it came with a 4 speed)
8) New LUK clutch kit, new flywheel, rear main seal.
9) Audio Pipe speakers front and back.
10) New stereo with a USB port (I copy MP3 files to a mini thumb drive)
11) New tires on all 4... in like new condition.
12) New "Real" Sheepskin seat covers on front, in good condition.
13) Replaced instrument cluster with one with a tachometer.
14) Catalytic Converter was replaced with new CARB compliant unit.
Many more small repairs have been done that I don't remember.

NOTE: The actual mileage is about 180K, the odometer shows 237,930 because I replaced the instrument cluster with one with a tachometer.

I have a clear California title and current registration which I will mail to you if you must have the car shipped.

I will answer all questions promptly and provide additional pictures upon request. I live in Indio, CA: If you are close by and wish to see the car in person, I will be happy to make arrangements with you.


Negatives:Some of the interior plastic is sun baked and oxidized. The starter solenoid clicks sometimes. It has been doing this for at least 4 years and never gets worse and always starts the car. It usually only clicks once or twice before engaging which is why I never replaced the starter. There is a shallow dent on the passenger side door. No AC: This is a base model so it never had AC and it can't be put in because the computer and wire harness are different.

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