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Ford Sierra Estate 2.0i Ghia 5d (1989/F)

Ford Sierra Estate 2.0i Ghia 5d (1989/F) - Owner Review

Sloppy around corners. The back end comes unstuck easily, but you soon learn how hard you can push it.
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Ford Sierra Estate (82-93)

Value

5 out of 5

What do you expect for 500 notes 4 years ago??

Costs

5 out of 5

DIY with OEM parts makes it the cheapest car I've ever owned.

Driving

3 out of 5

Sloppy around corners. The back end comes unstuck easily, but you soon learn how hard you can push it.

Performance

4 out of 5

Seems to me to have incredible grunt for a large estate. Really frightens the XR3i brigade.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Misses badly on damp mornings, but has never failed to start.

Image

1 out of 5

The only thing going for this car is that it attracts no attention. The only car I've never been pulled over in!

Comfort

3 out of 5

Reasonably comfortable inside. What you'd expect from Ghia spec.

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Security

1 out of 5

Pitiful, but who wants to steal it? Just leave the doors unlocked to save your windows getting smashed.

Service

1 out of 5

Dunno. I'm a confirmed DIYer and theres nothing on this car that cannot be tackled with a basic knowledge of car maintenance.

Problems

Bodywork
Usual Ford faults (battery tray, rear arches and sills). 2 odd holes in roof at top of rear pillars!

Engine
Seems bulletproof, even with my driving. Stem seals mean a puff of smoke on starting.

Gearbox
1st gear has always been a fight to find. 2nd and 3rd now a bit noisy, but after 150k, can't complain.

Other
The only other problem is my reluctance to get rid of the old heap!

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes