1981 Ford Cortina GL 2.0L petrol
An oldie, but a goodie, a classic piece of machinery
Drivers seat broke. It had to be welded back.
Steering rack needed to be re-conditioned.
Radiator has been replaced in the past.
Alternator has been replaced twice.
This being my first car, I have grown quite attached to it. It has been driven around New Zealand without too many hassles. It is a bit of a pain though as the engine pings due to the unleaded fuel replacement so there is a loss of power. As long as it is looked after and driven properly I have found that it runs quite smoothly for an older car. It does however, have a few issues when driving up hills. I have found that parts are fairly cheap as a lot of other Cortinas have been sent to the wreckers. My Cortina is a very simple model so the interior is looking a little old and wearing out a bit faster. The radio is the original too and is getting a bit past it as well. It isn't to costly to run although with the increasing cost of fuel, short around town use is expensive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th April, 2005