1990 Ford Corsair GL 2.0L CA20E
It goes alright
ECM light comes on, and as previously mentioned, has stalled once for no apparent reason. Guessing something to do with said ECM fault.
Inside light doesn't work.
Parts like the indicator sticks and window winder mechanism appear to be really quite flimsy, which I consider indicative of the build quality.
When I bought the car, the front right indicator shield had been smashed through. This didn't include the bulb, but rather just the plastic cover. That single piece alone cost me $200. Very hard to source, and ended up having to get an original factory part. They'd already been snatched up at wreckers all across Melbourne mid-2009.
It is a front-wheel drive, so it handles pretty nicely, but not great in the rain and does seem to slide around corners a little bit.
But overall, it gets me from A - B. I'm a year 12 student, and most likely intend to keep the car until second year uni or so, but beyond that I think it would definitely be time for a new car.
If you have the option of a 2.4 v a 2.0, definitely go the 2.4. It's generally a better engine - the KA24E.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th October, 2009