Run away as fast as you can!
Both bottom arms broke within 8 months of each other.
Gear-box needed replacing just after M.O.T. passed.
Tracking needs to be constantly renewed.
Drinks petrol for what it is IE.32Miles to the gallon!
Hub needed replacing.
Engine mount needed replacing.
Smells of petrol fumes when heater's on inside the car.
Tyres go bald on one edge very quickly due to tracking.
Both C.V. joints clicking and grinding when turning corners.
Both back bearings wore out. One of which melted itself to the wheel hub and took 3 days to cut off.
Starting still proves a challenge even though a new battery was fitted.
Tappets are very noisy.
This car was bought with a 12 month M.O.T. and was in mint condition upon purchase.
I would like to say something positive about Ford Orion's, however this car thankfully is my last one out of 5 other Orion's and when a list of things go wrong like I have mentioned; I can honestly put my hand on my heart and say there is nothing good at all about Ford Orion's.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th March, 2004