Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois.
Sunday, October 16, 2011.
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A bad idea neatly executed. On one hand, the paint lines are sharp and clean, the color shapes and letters are properly proportioned. On the other, The Flying Cat and 5 and Class of 89 and the assorted extra lamps apparently arise from his original vision, but they don’t make sense together.
This is what I would have done with my Festiva…….sadly…… Uh OH!!! WIFE ALLERT!!! Festiva and fantasies had to go away…….. Drove it for a year and a half getting it cleaned up, straightened up and stuffing a sound system in it. Oh well. Kept the spoiler on the Mustang anyway.
Nice looking car. I remember when the Festiva debuted. At the time, I thought it was the ugliest thing on 4 wheels.
A co-worker of mine had one of these Fesitvas. We were I/T service techs and at 550,000 miles it was finally put to rest. He claims it never had any internal engine or tranny work, but went thru many wheel bearings.
CC effect – saw one on the interstate yesterday. Glad I skipped taking a photo, as this one is much more… festive.
I had a less colorful Festiva pass me like a rocket on I-75 near Sarasota on my last trip to Florida. My reflexes were too slow to capture an IPhone picture. Not sure what was under the hood, but the rest of the car was in great shape. Some things never die!!
OMG that poor little Mazda 121 is drowned in junk.
Probably my very favorite care – ever.
Lasted 20 years and was as practical as a Swiss Army knife.
I had the LX model, which was the top of the line. So it had folding, split back rear seats and a parcel shelf. This meant that I discovered this little car could fold all the seats flat and with an air mattress, be converted into an amazing travel bed. I only had to chock the wheels just in case I bumped it into to neutral while I slept. The rear windows opened, so I could lay in this little car with windows by my side and sleep through the night.
An amazing little car that I drove throughout North America, from Atlantic to Pacific, from Maine to Florida to California. Not a single problem with it.
Sold it for $600. Had 342,000 miles on it.
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