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.

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


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