You Need This: $1600 Street Racer Ford Festiva


It already sports a GRM sticker—along with a reworked suspension, more power and tacked-on fender flares. What to do with it? Turnkey $2017 Challenge entry? Canyon carver? Track rat? Hardcore daily? So many possibilities.

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RossD
RossD UltimaDork
6/22/17 1:50 p.m.

So if someone drags one of the "You need this" cars to the challenge, do they get some kind of advantage? Like an extra $100 to their budget?

NickD
NickD SuperDork
6/22/17 1:58 p.m.

I'm looking at this and thinking of the the 400+hp BPs that BP Performance Specialties puts together and having evil thoughts.

Skervey
Skervey HalfDork
6/22/17 2:00 p.m.

Yes yes I do... My room mate in college had one. His grandma won it in a contest! Very cool cheap little car.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/22/17 3:01 p.m.
RossD wrote: So if someone drags one of the "You need this" cars to the challenge, do they get some kind of advantage? Like an extra $100 to their budget?

How about you get a special treat. Seriously, hope you guys are enjoying these You Need This finds. It's fun finding and sharing them.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/22/17 5:01 p.m.

Was hoping for a BP swap.

Smarta$$ McPoopyPants
Smarta$$ McPoopyPants MegaDork
6/22/17 7:02 p.m.
ssswitch
ssswitch Dork
6/22/17 7:11 p.m.

I want this pretty bad.

Rodan
Rodan Reader
6/22/17 7:23 p.m.

Needs a mid-engine V6, a la Shogun, but with one of the 300hp modern V6s from the other thread...

Cactus
Cactus Reader
6/22/17 7:32 p.m.

You're right, I do need it, but it's so far away.

RossD
RossD UltimaDork
6/22/17 7:47 p.m.

In reply to Rodan:

Have "we" confirmed if the 3.7 duratec bellhousing pattern is the same as the older 2.5/3.0 duratec?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/22/17 8:01 p.m.

So, who's called dibs on this one?

pres589
pres589 PowerDork
6/22/17 8:36 p.m.

something something junk Mazda FWD transmissions.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
6/23/17 6:56 a.m.

If I wasn't diametrically opposite this car in geography. I'd do it.

2002maniac
2002maniac Dork
6/23/17 2:36 p.m.

My Festiva was one of my favorite cars. The fact that it cost me only $100 certainly helped.

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