1967 Ford Cortina Review

1967 Ford Cortina 1600 E 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership1978
Most recent year of ownership1980
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles

Summary:

Super reliable workhorse

Faults:

Rust had started to appear on wings soon after purchase.

Interior was rattly and got damp easily.

Ignition failed after 85,000 miles.

Engine ceased up after 91,000 miles.

General Comments:

Generally very reliable, but in the end was really showing its age inside and out.

Engine was faultless until it ceased up and I sold it to a mechanic for £10. He did up and I saw it on the roads for a good few years afterwards.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2006

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review