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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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The last time I featured a Ford Festiva, it was one I spotted in Texas, wearing a Montana license plate. This green (blue?) one was seen yesterday at a Tonawanda gas station, sporting a West Virginia tag. That’s still a long ride in one of these things — especially if you were in the back seat. If you missed the last posting, the Festiva (not to be confused with the Fiesta) was actually a re-badged Kia Pride, which was exported to the U.S from 1987-93 . It started life in Korea as the Ford Festiva, designed and built by Mazda (and later also sold by them as the Mazda 121), but sold by Ford. Confused? Good. Me too. Our next small Ford lesson will be the equally confusing Aspire story.

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— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know