Ford Zodiac Review from UK and Ireland

1969 Ford Zodiac MK IV Executive 3.0 V6 petrol

Model year1966
Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired41900 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

A real looker. Very comfy, but dear to own!

Faults:

Needed a new exhaust at 45000 miles.

Needed the gearbox rebuilding at 50000 miles.

Needed a new universal joint at 52000 miles.

Needed a new track control arm at 52000 miles.

General Comments:

When I obtained the car it was 33 years old so don't judge too hard!

Performance of manual version is about the same as a 2005 standard spec Focus! 0-60 mph in ten seconds.

Supremely comfortable with acres of legroom (15' 6" long!).

Thirsty by today's standards, returning 15 round town, and up to 25 on the motorway at a steady 60. Approximately 22mpg at 70mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2005

25th Dec 2005, 12:16

Wow! a real rarity today. I always liked the zephyr/zodiac range, the exec looks like a yank car. fuel consumption put me off owning one. I also like the mk3 zode.

23rd May 2006, 16:39

I`ve just bought a mk1v Zodiac 1968. Excellent to drive and comfortable with loads of room inside. Has the classic look and even smells old inside.

This car turns heads wherever I go. All I can say is awesome, but juicy on the fuel front.

Parts don`t seem to be too difficult to get hold of. Thanks for reading.

SEAN.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review