1985 Ford Sierra GL 2.3 diesel from UK and Ireland
A reliable car if ever there was one
Clock stopped working at 80,000 miles.
Front passenger door lock broke at 96,000 miles.
Ignition failed at 109,000 miles.
Automatic gearbox became increasingly stubborn and awkward during final few months of ownership.
A very reliable, comfortable and solid family car which gave me five years of sterling service. Was also cheap to run and backed up by a great dealer.
An absolute bargain at six years old for just £2,500 from a private seller. By the time I sold it, the Sierra was eleven years old and I sold it to a work mate for £700. He kept it for six years, when it failed its MOT due to rust and headed for the scrapyard. By then it had 166,000 miles on the clock, but its engine was still running as sweet as a nut.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th February, 2006