1986 Ford Granada Reviews

1986 Ford Granada Ghia 2.0 liter petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carFord Capri

Summary:

Hard to fault, but pretty dull

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

1986 Ford Granada Ghia automatic 2.8i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
Engine and transmission 2.8i petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10

Faults:

Warped front brake discs.

Worn out rear brake discs.

Front seat bracket broke (drivers).

Rev counter indicates half true revs.

General Comments:

I've had this car 5yrs and it has done 147,000+ miles. I change the oil and filter every 6,000 miles and don't need to top up the oil in between changes.

On non public roads it still reaches (speedo indicated) 120mph.

It's an easy and comfortable car to drive even on long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 1998

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews