Ford Meteor Reviews from Australia and New Zealand - Page 4 of 4

1982 Ford Meteor GA 1.5 Stock

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Stock Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres

Summary:

It has treated me well for a first car!

Faults:

My flange gasket blew, Cheap to fix.

Brake line cracked, Cheap to fix.

Manifold cover started glowing red, since been removed.

General Comments:

My Meteor is quite slow, almost seems like it does 0-100 kms in about 20 seconds.

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or suggestions, that I could do to my car, remembering I'm poor, to make it go faster and look better.

All advice would be appreciated.

I have had my little beast doing 170 km's, but decided to slow down, as I was going down hill and I swear it had the death wobbles.

I want to get a body kit or something for it to make it look better and take off the strips on the doors and quarters.

Let me what you think.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2003

17th Apr 2003, 22:21

Question.

I actually have a question in relation to my 1982 Ford Meteor. The engine has been cutting out whilst driving. It only happens when I have been at a red light and just about off again, or at a round-about when I need to slow down. The car has now been at the mechanics for just over 2 weeks, and he cannot figure out the problem. He has checked and doubled checked the dif, carburetor, the needle value, the petrol tank for a possible "build up" still to no avail.

I would appreciate any feedback/comments. We really stuck on this one...thanks.

9th Jul 2005, 07:32

Simply change the fuel filter!

1982 Ford Meteor GA Ghia 1.5L

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance105683 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Sigma

Summary:

A sweet first car

Faults:

Dirt in the Carburetter.

Cracked Engine Mount.

General Comments:

I haven't had this car for very long, but so far its proving itself pretty well, apart from the few minor problems.

I will eventually do the car up, bigger engine, manual, etc. But for now, the performance is pretty good for the standard 1.5 L Auto. (0 - 100 10.5 seconds)

It's front wheel drive, so I can't really spin the wheels out round corners, but I can do handbrake slides in wet weather, and it handles them with ease.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2002

1982 Ford Meteor GA 1.8 DOHC 16v EFI turbo

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 DOHC 16v EFI turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 kilometres
Most recent distance10292 kilometres

Summary:

Extreme madness needed

Faults:

Nil.

General Comments:

I have owned this car for so many years. I have updated the engine to a BP 1.8 Ltr, DOHC 16 Valve EFI Turbo. It is a class 2e race car and has a kilowatt rating at the wheels of 248kw running a KF TX3 Turbo 5 speed manual, Turbo TX3 KF Front and rear disk brakes, and weighing only 856kg, it eats V8 HSV Commodores and XR8's alive, without even running max boost.

Now some people may say why would you do it, the answer to that question is that it was my first car, and I know most guy's out there would like to have their first car back...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2001

22nd Jul 2001, 05:12

The TX3 turbo was the fastest four cylinder car in Australia so I would appreciate any avaliable pictures of sucha sweet car. Ohh, and besides that, it's a Ford because FORDS RULE.

22nd Jul 2001, 18:13

Hahahaha meteors kick ass, I've got a GB meteor & its given me hassles, but it's going great now :). It's my first car.. & I've run out of money so I can't modify it ATM.. but I've increased the cam timing and the fuel/oil mixture. I'm gonna get extractors on it once I get the money.

Cheers.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 15 reviews