1986 Ford Granada Ghia 2.0 liter petrol from UK and Ireland
Hard to fault, but pretty dull
Bought cheaply as a stopgap. This wasn't a bad car, but it had the usual scabby rear arches, but all the electrical toys worked (except the air/con), but I was too tight to have it recharged.
Big, solid and comfortable. I can't help feeling that asking the poor little 2.0 Pinto to drag around a bodyshell this size was a bit much to ask; it always felt pretty sluggish to me. You needed to work it hard to make reasonable progress.
Economy wasn't that good either; only around 25 mpg, but when have the words "Granada" and "good fuel economy" been used in the same sentence?
I liked it OK, as it did the job, and there's a huge amount of room inside, but the 2.9 V6 version was the better car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th May, 2008