1990 Ford Orion Equipe 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Very good, reliable car, and cheap if you live near a scrapyard
Had to buy a new back left wheel bearing; only cost 20 pounds though.
Had to buy a new front indicator and bumper because of a woman in a Land Rover (god, I hate that) hit me. The funny thing is though, it wrote off the new Land Rover, but only broke my indicator! Tough car or what?
Had to buy a new back bumper because it finally cracked off the after previous owner reversed into a post. Must be because of all the ice we are having.
Sprayed all bumpers black now and trims. Cleaned up all paintwork. Not finding any rust.
Fitted Sony CD player and Infinity speakers, front and back (definitely recommended if you like bass, because I ain't got a sub, but all my mates think I have, not bad for forty watts a channel and a bill of 250 pounds; it must be the boot grabbing the sound; a bonus in the car design).
Had its first MoT with me, and only failed on emissions (probably because of the new Bosch Super 4's spark plugs I fitted).
Had my original alloys cleaned by my mate; definitely worth it, it looks great.
This car is quick as standard.
But with only a few mods, it can be even quicker than any Nova I found out.
I only bought this car for 400 pounds, and I'm the third owner.
And in total I have spent only 900 pounds getting it to my tastes, which is £$%&**?@ cheap.
I love the interior; it is so comfortable and spacious, and the sunroof is a BONUS.
Only bad thing is the back end is higher than the front end, so from a side view it looks weird, but hopefully fixing that soon.
Only other drawback is trying to reverse backwards; it is sort of guess work!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th December, 2002