1986 Ford Meteor Reviews

1986 Ford Meteor GC 1.6L from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired196000 kilometres
Most recent distance236000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Colt

Summary:

A car that needs time and patience from the owner

Faults:

Alternator died - fixed.

Passenger seat belt clip doesn't always work, drivers side is getting worse - getting fixed.

Handle on glove box sits lop-sided - ignoring.

Goes through c. v boots like no ones business - gets fixed each time.

Top clear layer is peeling off body, crow feet everywhere.

Boot lock is very stiff - ignoring.

Excellent no matter what weather.

Brakes sometimes seem squishy and other times are right there - getting fixed.

Pressure switch seal cracked which it then started taking gear box oil through the exhaust, got that fixed though.

Over heats very easily - getting fixed.

General Comments:

Fairly good car, mine just wasn't looked after well before I bought it.

Seats are really comfortable.

Can't say that I would recommend buying one to anyone, my family and I have spent a lot of money and time on it to keep it going.

I've had it up to 130kph, she just wants to keep going, but she gets the death wobbles, which made me slow down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th January, 2004

1986 Ford Meteor GC 1.6L from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Previous carMitsubishi Colt

Summary:

Few things wrong, but easily fixed

Faults:

The transmission seal had a large leak. I had to refill the transmission once a week.

Sometimes the automatic choke gets stuck on.

T-bar safety button often gets stuck in, after pressing it in to select a different gear.

The starter motor is on its way out.

General Comments:

Generally good car.

Good on petrol consumption.

Generally comfortable.

Easy steering, which is important to me as I am a small person and do not have much strength.

The car picks up well and it handles great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2003

1986 Ford Meteor Ghia 1.6L 4-Cylinder from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6L 4-Cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10

Summary:

Great firs car

Faults:

Nothing as of yet, but today while driving the speedometer was jumping up and down within 10km of the speedometer, is it just loose?

Nothing else has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

This car handles really well as it's a front wheel drive, taking corners faster is a lot easier.

Engine is reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2003

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews