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    I'm new to the whole Festiva world, I currently have 4 and I'm trying to get them all up to par, one in particular I want to keep is my 93 5 speed. The other three I plan on customizing and selling but my biggest curiosity is what's the owners cost of one of these like, such as insurance, monthly gas cost and WHERE THE HELL CAN I FIND NEW TIRES. Any and all help will be so greatly appreciated!


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  • #2
    As far as tires go, you can still get 12's on tire rack. Do yourself a favor and stick to Yokohama's if you do that. Pretty much a hit or miss whether or not they will run true and round. These cars are infamous for shakies at highway speeds and 90% of the time its because of junk tires.

    Better yet, look into upgrading to 13 or 14 inch tires. Stick to lighter weight wheels and stock-ish overall tire diameters though. No shortage of 13-14 inch tires out there.

    Owners cost? Probably about as cheap as it gets. I dont remember what my insurance costs are but gas is $1.30-1.50 a gallon here right now so a fillup is $10-15. Never thought I'd ever see it this cheap again in my life. A well kept 5 speed will get 40-50 mpg all day long depending on driving habits.

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    • #3
      Ie what bhazard said. I think tire stores can still order 12s. Is best to keep an extra tire wheel comb in case of flats.

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      • #4
        Online tires.com has maxxis 155-80-12 for 41 each. I've bought several sets for my other cars that were larger 14/15 tires. Always had great and fast service from them. I have not used this brand tire. Just saw they were available.
        Last edited by Team Lightning; 01-17-2016, 06:15 PM.
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        • #5
          You will not find a cheaper car to own & operate in existence. Literally. Even 4 new 12" tires cost a fraction of what one tire for a new pickup or SUV costs. Most are extremely dependable, but new parts are cheap as well. Insurance is a non-issue....liability depends more on your driving record, unless you plan on carrying full coverage for some reason.
          Brian

          93L - 5SP, FMS springs, 323 alloys, 1st gen B6, ported head & intake, FMS cam, ported exhaust manifold w/2-1/4" head pipe.
          04 Mustang GT, 5SP, CAI, TFS plenum, 70mm TB, catted X, Pypes 304SS cat-back, Hurst Billet+ shifter, SCT/Bama tuned....4.10's & cams coming soon
          62 Galaxie 2D sedan project- 428, 3x2V, 4SP, 3.89TLOC

          1 wife, 2 kids, 9 dogs, 4 cats......
          Not enough time or money for any of them

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          • #6
            Random festy info

            I could pm you what i have spent on my car if you really want. Its super cheap. Way cheaper than my civic on maintenance and gas. I bought mine for $700. Paid $700 to fix it when 3 levels high of scaffolding fell on it. Replaced motor, clutch, t-belt twice, tons of tires, paid someone to install a tow hitch for $500, all my automotive tools i bought i included in the cost of owning a festiva, i bought tons of accessories, stereos, amps, subwoofers, painted rims and stripes... And it works out to about 4.5 cents per kilometre or $1100/year canadian currency. I was expecting it to die a while back so i stopped maintaining it completely other than oil changes, rear struts and tires and nothing happened for 3 years. Then i decided to keep maintaining it but in those 3years i spent $338.96 total.
            As comparison NOT including the purchase price of my 2002 honda civic its 6.5cents/km ($1850/yr) on maintenance and i have a lot of big stuff looming ahead like a clutch, wheel bearing, new summer tires. If you include buying it like i did with the festiva its 10cents/km or $2850/yr. if you drive a lot you can save a ton on gas over a honda civic when the gas price is higher. But these cars are so easy to work on, parts are cheap and they break down quite infrequently compared to other cars. When they do its usually from a lack of maintenance or they are at 300k and the distributor quit...


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            Last edited by ryanprins13; 01-17-2016, 07:38 PM.

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            • #7
              what wheels will fit???
              Originally posted by bhazard View Post
              As far as tires go, you can still get 12's on tire rack. Do yourself a favor and stick to Yokohama's if you do that. Pretty much a hit or miss whether or not they will run true and round. These cars are infamous for shakies at highway speeds and 90% of the time its because of junk tires.

              Better yet, look into upgrading to 13 or 14 inch tires. Stick to lighter weight wheels and stock-ish overall tire diameters though. No shortage of 13-14 inch tires out there.

              Owners cost? Probably about as cheap as it gets. I dont remember what my insurance costs are but gas is $1.30-1.50 a gallon here right now so a fillup is $10-15. Never thought I'd ever see it this cheap again in my life. A well kept 5 speed will get 40-50 mpg all day long depending on driving habits.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by grampahawg View Post
                what wheels will fit???
                copied and pasted from this;
                http://www.fordfestiva.com/forums/sh...ole-wheel-list


                4.5 inch

                1997 Acura- CL 16 x 6 (5 straight spokes)

                1998 Acura- CL 16 x 6 (5 dual straight spokes)

                1998 Acura- CL 16 x 6 (7 straight spokes)

                1990-89 Acura- Legend 15 x 5.5

                1996-95 Acura- TL 15 x 6 (5 straight spokes with groove)

                1997-98 Acura- TL 15 x 6 (11 straight spokes)

                1994-92 Acura- Vigor 15 x 6 (11 triangular slots)

                1999-98 Chevrolet- Metro

                1989-85 Chevrolet- Sprint

                1991 Dodge- Colt Vista 13 x 5 (15 slots)

                1993-92 Dodge- Colt Vista 14 x 5.5 (5 straight spokes)

                1992-84 Eagle- Summit/Summit Wagon

                1992-91 Eagle- Summit 13 x 5 (15 slots)

                1993-88 Ford- Festiva 12 x 4 40mm offset

                1993-91 Ford- Festiva 12 x 4.5 40mm offset (8 elongated triangle slots) 1997-89 Geo- Metro

                1999-92 Honda- Prelude

                1999-90 Honda- Accord

                1999-91 Hyundai- Elantra

                1995-92 Hyundai- Elantra 14 x 6 (16 slots)

                1995-92 Hyundai- Elantra 14 x 5.5 (7 curved spokes)

                1998-96 Hyundai- Elantra 14 x 5.5 (5 straight spokes)

                1999-90 Hyundai- Accent/Excel/Pony

                1994-92 Hyundai- Excel 13 x 5

                1991 Hyundai- Sonata 15 x 6 (18 rectangular slots)

                1994-92 Hyundai- Sonata 15 x 6 (9 triangular slots)

                1996-95 Hyundai- Sonata 15 x 6 (9 straight spokes)

                1997-95 Hyundai- Sonata 15 x 6 (5 twisted spokes)

                1998-97 Hyundai- Sonata 15 x 6 (5 straight single groove spokes)

                1995-90 Hyundai- Scoupe

                1992-91 Hyundai- Scoupe 14 x 5 (6 curved spokes)

                1995-93 Hyundai- Scoupe 14 x 5 (5 curved spokes)

                1998-97 Hyundai- Tiburon 15 x 6 (5 twisted spokes)

                1998-97 Hyundai- Tiburon 15 x 6 (5 raised straight spokes)

                1989-81 Mazda- 323/GLC

                1985-84 Mazda- RX7 GSL-SE 14 x 5.5 40mm offset

                1991-86 Mazda- RX7 14 x 5.5 40mm offset

                1987-85 Mazda- 626/MX-6

                1994-91 Mercury- Capri 14 x 5.5 45mm offset (16 holes)

                1994-91 Mercury- Capri 15 x 6 45mm offset (3 curved spokes)

                1994-91 Mercury- Topaz 14 x 5.5 (16 holes)

                1998-92 Mitsubishi- Expo/Expo LRV/Vista Wagon

                1994-92 Mitsubishi- Expo 14 x 5.5 (5 straight spokes)

                1999-84 Mitsubishi- Galant

                1991 Mitsubishi- Galant 14 x 5.5 (18 slots)

                1991 Mitsubishi- Galant 15 x 6 (8 straight spokes)

                1991 Mitsubishi- Galant 15 x 6 (5 straight spokes)

                1993-91 Mitsubishi- Galant 14 x 5.5 (15 slanted spokes)

                1992 Mitsubishi- Galant 15 x 6 (5 straight spokes)

                1993 Mitsubishi- Galant 15 x 6 (8 triangular and 8 rectangular slots)

                1993-84 Mitsubishi- Mirage

                1993-91 Mitsubishi- 2000GTX 14 x 5.5 (18 slots)

                1991-80 Mitsubishi- Tredia

                1999-93 Nissan- Altima

                1995-82 Nissan- Stanza

                1991-84 Nissan- Maxima

                1990-78 Nissan- B310/Pulsar

                1986-82 Nissan- Sentra

                1993-84 Plymouth- Colt

                1985-79 Plymouth- Arrow/Champ

                1999-89 Suzuki- Swift

                1991-80 Toyota- Cressida

                1985-80 Toyota- Celica
                Last edited by lessersivad; 01-18-2016, 03:30 PM.

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                • #9
                  I really appreciate this fellas, anyone know a good website to find new or refurbished parts for one of these cars? Or anywhere to find spare parts for that matter


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Swayde96 View Post
                    I really appreciate this fellas, anyone know a good website to find new or refurbished parts for one of these cars? Or anywhere to find spare parts for that matter


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                    https://www.facebook.com/TheFestivaStore/

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                    • #11
                      thanx

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