Ford Sierra Reviews from Portugal

1992 Ford Sierra GT 2.0 DOHC

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carLancia Y

Summary:

Very good

Faults:

Nothing has ever gone wrong with this car except the water temperature gauge and even that, very recently.

General Comments:

My father bought this car in 1992 and I own it since 2001. The car is robust and reliable. All You need is to give it petrol and change motor oil, filtres and tyres from time to time.

Very low petrol consumption (7/8 litres per 100 km on the road, 10 to 15 in town) for it's engine due to a very long gearbox. A good choice if You live in the country. Less good if You live in a city centre.

Performance is not excellent due the the same reason as the low petrol consumption: Long gearbox ratios. Very fun to drive, that rear traction although loveable can be a bit tricky if You are a woman. You ether love it or You don't.

This car is at its best on a freeway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2005

1990 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.0 DOHC EFI

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC EFI Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 kilometres
Most recent distance98200 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

A big deal for tuning enthusiasts

Faults:

Idle valve was erratic. Replaced with a new one.

EFI butterfly button was damaged. Replaced with a new one.

Rear Left Stop Light was not working. Fixed with a new lamp and a little of contact spray.

Exhaust system was broken a making some smoke to stay inside the car.

General Comments:

Previous owner loved this model, and made some modifications:

- Zebring oval dual sized pipe

- Tarox disk brakes (ventilated and holes)

- Ferodo Sport disk pads

- Bilstein lowered suspensions and springs.

The car has a great handling capability, and since I've seen the normal one, I would recomend the Tarox / Bilstein mods.

Engine is enought to my country type of roads and even Imprezas can't go away too much further till 170/180 Km/h.

The EFI system is prepared to have some kind of power booster (probably Nitro or similar) and I would love to give it a try :)

I can make around 100 Km with 10 Liters of fuel, but pressing hard on the pedal, so probably it will make some 125 Km with 10 Liters.

The 4x4 system is wonderful. Well balanced torque with at least 60/70% to the rear wheels and 40/30% to the front ones.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2003

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews