1982 Ford Cortina Reviews

1982 Ford Cortina crusader 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carFord Cortina

Summary:

Very good fun in the wet

Faults:

Carburettor packed up 67000.

Seats got worn down.

Heater rad kept breaking.

General Comments:

This car was not as fast as wanted, but with a race cam and electronic ignition and twin 45 carburettors and a for branch exhaust manifold it was fast.

The cabin was very luxury indeed with wood dash and top door cards.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2005

1982 Ford Cortina GL 2.0L from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carFord Capri

Summary:

Ford's best forgotten car.

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car!

General Comments:

Interior is tough, extremely comfortable (more-so than most modern cars) and well designed.

Engine is willing, though a little thirsty compared to modern cars.

Handling of car is rather unreassuringly vague, but very comfortable.

Styling is clean and surprisingly modern.

Parts are easy and cheap, but don't try scrap yards, you don't even see any on the roads nowadays!

Mechanics of the car are simple and rugged.

Still some decent cars out there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2003

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews