1982 Ford Meteor from Australia and New Zealand
Noble, hard-wearing little trooper
The only major problem this car has had is rust.
The only other thing I can think of that wasn't normal wear and tear was that the windshield wiper lever snapped off - but I think that was really me being over-emphatic after a long, long drive.
I adore my Meteor. My grandparents gave it to me, it was my first car and as far as I know it has never broken down.
I could easily afford to buy a newer car, but I can't bring myself to. I just re-registered it again - all that needed fixing was brake pads and a broken indicator light - my fault. If it weren't for the rust, I think it would go forever.
It is quicker off the mark than most cars I have been at the lights with and compares very well in handling and speed to my friend's 2001 Honda HRV.
Obviously the upholstery and interior is suffering from the ravages of time, but even that has held up pretty well considering that it is 22 years old - especially considering the last 5 years of hard service.
Anyway, cheers to the guy who kept his own first car, Meteor and turned it into a race car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th May, 2004