1988 Ford Meteor Review

1988 Ford Meteor GL 1.3 from South Africa

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres


It's a proud and noble thing!


The driver's seat seemed slightly loose at one of the runners. Nothing major, just meant you had to rock a bit to get the seat to click into place.

General Comments:

This was my first car. My sister and I bought it from an old lady.

First impressions:

Old. Boring.

Then took it for a test drive...

Wow! VERY responsive throttle!

Heavy steering, but a very solid feel to drive.

Easy gear box (4 speed). Never had problems with it slipping into fourth from first etc.

Relatively comfortable given the car's age.

The only reason I don't have the car anymore is because my sister wrote it off. However, I can report that the seat belts worked and that the car coped well given the velocity of the accident.

All round. This Mazda-Ford (Mazord to my family) was a loyal servant for the few months it was with us.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th March, 2010

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review