A great little car!
Automatic transmission needed overhauling at about 20000 miles.
At about 25000 miles, alternator was replaced due to incorrect connections made by a 'helpful' friend.
Sometimes noticed a slight clatter from the rear end - a mechanic said it probably needed a little 'tightening up', but thought it to insignificant to bother.
Strange that transmission needed work so early on, but trouble free otherwise.
A comfortable and roomy car with excellent handling and ride.
I had four other Cortinas after this one with no transmission trouble, or any other trouble for that matter.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th July, 2002