1983 Ford Granada Reviews

1983 Ford Granada 2.0 liter from Sweden

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carFord Granada

Faults:

The exhaust.

1 ball bearing.

Shock absorbers.

Ventiltätnikngar.

Not much more.

General Comments:

Not a quick car, the engine is too weak.

The seats very comfortable, better than Mercedes.

Good paintwork.

No rust.

It just started every time. Never failed to start.

Good heat in the coupe.

The heater fan failed once, but was so easy to change so I did it myself in 5-10 minutes.

The clutch never failed 260 000 km.

I must say this is the best car I ever had in my life.

Cheap car to run.

If I could buy a new one, I would do it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2009

1983 Ford Granada Ghia X 2.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance158000 miles
Previous carLada Riva

Summary:

Built like a tank and as solid as rock

General Comments:

Bought an 83A Granada for £900 in September 1992, previous car was a 77S Lada Riva which was quite good, but no fun.

The Granada was hardly fun, but it was comfortable, solid and reliable. It gave me a decade of loyal service before I sold it for £25 to a 17-year-old. It was perfect.

I now own a 97R Peugeot 406 1.8 which is a bit flimsy and not as good as the Granada.

The Granada was not the ultimate driving tool, but it gave sterling service for 10 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2004

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews