1980 Ford Cortina L 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Very practical and versatile
Cassette ejection button malfunctioned at 46,000 miles.
Head gasket blew at 52,000 miles.
Heater failed at 55,000 miles.
Clutch plate broke at 60,000 miles.
Gear selector mechanism broke at 63,000 miles.
The Cortina had a number of mechanical and electrical faults.
But it was still a very good car, considering its age and mileage.
I did get frustrated by high fuel bills and disappointing performance.
It proved itself a very practical family car thanks to its cavernous interior and boot space.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2006