Ford Cortina Review from Trinidad and Tobago

1975 Ford Cortina 1600L petrol

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership1975
Most recent year of ownership1980
Engine and transmission petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles


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.

General Comments:

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

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review