Hi girls, I'm a young single mom, and recently I had to buy my first car. I had to settle for a used 1985 Ford Fiesta Mk2, I needed it mostly to drive my son to school. On the mornings, with the cold engine, it takes several attempts to start up. Then, the engine is very sputtery when it's still cold. I have to nurse it by giving it gas, but usually it stalls on me several times, until it's warmed up. How unnerving! Yesterday it stalled on me several times in traffic, fortunately it always started right up again. Actually, it used to work better this summer. Looks like it's specifically suffering the colder weather, so I suspect the problem is not the car itself, but rather my lack of experience with it... I heard there's a manual "choke" to use when the engine's cold, but I don't know how to correctly use it. So far, I haven't used it at all. Is there any of you who has experience with these old cars with the manual choke? Did your car behaved the same? I'd be interested to hear about your experiences, so that I know what I can possibly expect this winter!