YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, March 9, 2012
Imagine my shock when driving down the street last January in Killeen, Texas where I came across this Ford Festiva! I assumed someone probably kept it in the back of their big ol’ pickup as a spare instead of an extra tire. Then I was somewhat relieved when I spotted the Montana license plate on the back. Then again: a) a Festiva… in Montana?; and b) who in God’s name would drive one of these things all the way from Montana to Texas (unless of course, going back a sentence or two, they carried it in the back of their big ol’ pickup!). The Festiva, sold in the U.S. from 1987 to 1993, was designed by Mazda, and sold by them in other countries as the Mazda 121. The North American Ford Festiva was actually built under license by Kia Motors of South Korea, who sold it (again, in other parts of the world) as the Kia Pride. Confused? Welcome to the club!
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know