1984 Ford Sierra Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1984 Ford Sierra L 2.0 SOHC from Norway

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance230000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

A good car to trust on..

Faults:

Lots of trouble with this car, almost everything has gone wrong and it has now starting to rust!

General Comments:

It's a very reliable car, it starts every morning and has never stopped.

I don't want to blame the producer for all the faults, most of the problems are caused by earlier owners, that has not treated the car right.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2001

1984 Ford Sierra XR4i 2.8i V6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.8i V6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance205000 miles
Previous carFord Cortina

Summary:

Very fast, fun, reliable car

Faults:

Interior trim rattles due to firm sports suspension.

Usual wear and tear.

General Comments:

Goes like a rocket.

Reliable, refined, solid.

Quite comfortable for such firm suspension (good seats).

Thirsty.

Quite expensive insurance, but not bad for such a high performance vehicle.

No rust. Well made.

Fun handling (lots of oversteer).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2001

19th May 2001, 18:21

Brilliant car.

Near Cosworth performance but without the cost and maintenance.

7th Jul 2001, 07:22

A friend of mine had one of these. Loved it (so did we!). Fast, pretty, reliable, sounded lovely and great fun handling (sideways on demand!)

The only major problem was fuel consumption - you can get it into the low teens without too much trouble.

10th Oct 2002, 15:29

Being a female racer I love the look and the feel of the car. Unfortunately the cost to repair it in New Zealand is rather high. No rust just lots of grunt.

1984 Ford Sierra Ghia 2.3i V6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.3i V6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance240000 miles
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

Fast, refined, comfortable, reliable, solid old motor

Faults:

Nothing except usual wear and tear. Very good for an oldie.

General Comments:

Fast, well equipped, comfortable, refined, solid, no rust. Good motorway cruiser, nimble handling, a bit thirsty. Shows up boy racers in their hot hatches at the lights.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2001

12th Nov 2001, 08:34

Are you sure it has fuel injection? I've never heard of the cologne 2.3 with anything other than a carb.

23rd Feb 2008, 16:57

Must be a typo. I am also pretty sure there wasnt a 2.3i cologne.

1984 Ford Sierra Laser 1.6 OHC from Finland

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 OHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired192000 kilometres
Most recent distance202000 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 99 GLS

Summary:

A good vehicle for daily driving

Faults:

Rust on the top of rear springs. This seems to be usual in older Sierras.

Also the engine has a very bad sound, but that's OK as long as the engine runs.

General Comments:

Nice car, especially when the price was quite low when I bought it. Well, the performance is quite lame with the 1.6 "Taunus" engine, but I have a 2.0 EFI engine waiting in the back of the garage. Maybe some day...

By the way, if you wonder about the model "Laser", I don't know if it was on the lists in other countries, it has power windows OR electric door locks, GL type seats, door panels, body coloured mirrors and such.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2000

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 7 reviews