Ford Puma 1.7 (2000)

1in the new thick of Dale stands: 'festival (it; s) (1254, Old Fr feste.) (...) 5 rise to joy, something very pleasurable, syn. pleasure: it is a treat to watch her (...) '. Now look at the Ford Puma. Feast!

Owning a car like the Ford Puma is a party. He's challenging forms, a lot of horsepower"s under the hood, a big outlet, simply just fun stuff. So"n coupé / sports car is more than a means of transport in order to get from A to B. It is almost a mirror image of what you yourself are / want to be. "n Smooth boy / girl: independent (car without rear doors, so no kids), really dull (modern, fast lines) and fast (attract attention). With a coupe / sports car you do not join the crowd with their station wagons, mini-MPV"s suffering and sedans. What you buy then? With a budget of as"n 45 grand is not that much. Yes, you can buy some hatchback derivatives as the Citroen Xsara Coupe or the Renault Megane Coupe. But a real coupe ... No.
Yes! Ford Puma. A different from other cars. You can best get to ride on a party. Or not?
With this, you are invited to get together with us "n big party to celebrate. You are our guest and we will entertain you until the wee hours.
The Ford Puma is an old acquaintance in the festival world. A car that attracts considerable attention. We can hardly our eyes off of her New Edge dressing. Especially the mysterious nose, with so"n dark sunglasses on it. Very separately.
The Puma is a brutal typje. A rowdy. Likes to hear that he d"r is. Sing loud along with the music. The tone that this strike is flawless. Shrill, willing, cheerful, hard. That is the sound of the Puma. Keep the engine at great speed for best results. This sound is created by a 1.7-liter engine "only" 125 hp and 157 Nm of pulling power. With Variable Cam Timing is enlarged or reduced, the inlet, just what is needed to deliver the required performance.
What about the performance of this partygoer, who are just as impressive as the sound suggests? he needs 9.5 adding zero to hundred sprint. Is that all? But that is a number for the straight. Because when it comes to pure driving pleasure, the Puma bites back. Few car"s in this class so great to get through the corner. For the bend even with the aluminum poker downshift one gear, then send to the nice thick steering wheel and that is "ie. Puma precisely follows the line that you specify. Small chance that something unpredictable happens. Understeer he knows almost. The back of the front perfectly. Are you out of the turn, ten to one you can not wait for the next. And tight turns are just as fun as long. Go on a roundabout once an extra round. "It's just like in the little Ford. And never mind the surprised faces of others. Let them. They have no idea how much fun you have. The Puma is a real party animal.


The instrument panel is largely identical to that of the Fiesta. But it was enlivened with some aluminum. Poker is really aluminum, and has a terrible disadvantage. "In the morning, after a night light frost, you should address him very carefully. You'd think your hand differently from freezing, so cold "ie. The temptation to turn but your sleeve of your jacket is very large. Further, the interior compared to the outside tidy, but very bland.
The driving position is excellent, but the seating is not what caused primarily by the short session. That session can indeed adjust the height, but we experienced not as pleasant. Once you're no longer in the highest position him standing at the bottom of the handrail press boring into your back all the nasty consequences.
For tall people, the Puma is indeed inappropriate. They're immediately caught between handlebar, seat and roof. With difficulty they can look out through the windshield.
Standard equipment is quite extensive, but lacks air conditioning. Traction control is standard contrast again.
The party is ending. The band plays the last song. The Puma roars still as common and emits its price: 45 grand.
And that is certainly not wrong. The Puma 1.7 is truly a party car, a fun car.

BrandFashion modelBodyTransmissiondrivingtest YearPrice
Megane R 2.0
5-door, hatchback
5 gears, Manual
In front of
€ 16 041 FINANCING?
engine4-cyl. in line
Displacement1998 cc
maximum power85 kW / 115 hp at 5400 rpm
Maximum torque168 Nm at 4,250 rpm
Length Width Height4129 mm / 1699 mm / 1420 mm
wheelbase2580 mm
mass empty1.060 kg
capacity595 kg
Mass trailer braked / unbraked1.000 kg / 580 kg
Ties185 / 60R14 Prices
Top speed197 km / h
Acceleration 0-100 km / h measured9,5s (9,7s)
Acceleration 80-120 km / h in 4/59,5s / 11,9s
measured fuel9.5 l / 100 km
(The manufacturer: 8.9 l / 100 km)
Co2 emissions198 g / km
Detailed specifications
  • +formidable handling
  • +Encouraging exhaust sound
  • +Standard traction control
  • -Chairs very small
  • -Interior bit ordinary
  • -Not for tall people