1988 Ford Orion GL D 1.6 from UK and Ireland
I am proud to own this excellent car
Driver's side door lock failed to open the car when I bought it. It took an hour to swap the lock barrels from the passengers door to the driver's door and visa-versa.
The gas struts to hold the boot lid up have both stopped working. These are cheap and easy to replace from the scrap yard.
The tape/radio front has come off, but it still works. It may be very difficult to change without the specialist tool for removing it so I haven't bothered.
There is a lot of rust on all the doors, but the car is solid in the important places like underneath. There has never been a plate welded onto the underside.
It is a good cheap car. Cheap to run, repair and insure.
There is plenty of room in all four seats and the boot is spacious.
This car has enough power to be interesting, holds the road well and will sit at 70mph without any fuss.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th July, 2005