thought you might be interested in the fact that i had to replace the battery in my 1996 fiesta ghia recently. it was the original one, as confirmed by a sticker on it which says 1996! the car started first time after the new one was installed, and is an excellent runner. it recently passed its annual mot and only required a bulb and a handbrake adjustment. here’s to the next 14 years! only one snag, i need a code to re-install the radio.