I had a 1.4 fiesta (52 reg) and was nice for what I needed it for. not a hell of a lot to insure either.
Parts etc. I had a clutch replaced costing around £180. cambelt quoted at £150 (same garage that did clutch).
I never replaced the brakes but the rears were due but I sold it and didn't change them. Never had problems with anything else, but the reason I sold it was due to it burning oil and having a rattle from the engine... the car had done 90k mined and 30k of it was from me driving it
air and oil filters aren't much I also replaced these on my car. Looked like the air filter had never been replaced from new mind!
[quote]My friend was told by another friend to stay away from the 1.4 as parts are a murder to get and a lot more expensive. [/quote]
what parts would these be??
Surely you should be looking at something cheap to run and insure if your wife just needs something to go to and from the shops and pick you up from the pub.