1971 Ford Cortina Mk3 XL 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
The best car Ford ever produced
Had to replace the alternator
The car has had a new master cylinder
New clutch fitted.
My car has stood the test of time by not failing any mot's since it was built in 1972
The car has had its first respray in 2004 and the original paint still was OK, but needed tidying
The car is a lovely ride far better than the newer cars ford produced
Although the car only has a 1.6 engine this pulls the car quite well if driven properly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd September, 2004
Your ONSLOW aren't you? How is Hyacith? And Daisy?
My first car was a Mk3 Cortina. I admit the handling was poor but like you, I agree that the gearchange was wonderful. I'd love another because they're so refreshing compared to modern cars.
Plus, they are worth a lot of money now. People pay a lot of cash to get themselves a clean MK3 Cortina these days.