Ford Cortina Review from Poland

1980 Ford Cortina Basic 2.3 V6

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen C3


My dream car


Whole previous engine gone wrong - 1.3 in line 4. I've replaced it with 2.3 V6.

Water pump in 2.3.

General Comments:

Great car. I drive it because I wanted. Probably will drive Cortina for few more years (50 or something ;)

Huge engine and rear wheel drive gives you enormous joy while driving. Despite it's 24 years it's still comfortable and quiet. Only handling isn't best I've ever seen, but that is I think because of old rubber in front suspension.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2004

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review