Modern micro cars like the Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, and Mazda 2 are designed with at least some modicum of thought to the fun quotient. Not so much with the Festiva. Lower trim levels had a four-speed manual and took longer than 13 seconds to reach 60. Six seconds later, you reach 70, and finally complete a quarter-mile. Despite a 1,700-pound curb weight, handling was poor due to the torsion beam rear suspension, Matchbox-sized puny wheels, and body roll. Now with at least 120 horsepower and suspension upgrades, this particular Festiva has become an entertaining little snot, although starting with an early Golf or Starlet would have yielded more performance out of the box. Hehe, box.
PhiLOL actually likes the tuna here, but abhors structural rust. Save the manuals.