Ford Sierra Review from Lithuania

1989 Ford Sierra Turnier LX 2.3 diesel

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.3 diesel Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance145327 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Derby

Summary:

Very comfortable car, strong and patient one

Faults:

My gearbox crashed at ~100000 km.

Changed silent-blocks.

Change shock absorbers every 20000 (we have a lot of gravel and other bad quality roads in Lithuania, that I drive trough everyday).

Driver and back doors got rotten.

Roof window doesn't like rain and snow - got stuck.

Changed all bearings.

General Comments:

2.3 diesel engine is unbreakable.

However, diesel engine is very lazy and slow (too slow).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2002

23rd Mar 2008, 15:31

These are great cars. I agree with you, too slow, but the upside of this is that the engine is so unstressed at only 67 bhp that it will reward your patience by running forever! I have a 2.3 D sapphire, they can bury me in it. I absolutely love it.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review