1989 Ford Sierra XR6 3.0 from South Africa
Good handling and a lifesaver!
Nothing of importance. The engine tappets must be manually adjusted (obvious maintenance for an engine designed in 1966); otherwise the car is faultless!
For a car that weighs about 1000kg, it is pretty quick, having a 3 litre engine (although this engine is VERY heavy, weighing about 200kgs!).
Handling as if on rails using STANDARD suspension and wheels. Can do 230km/h, and I have tested this with GPS!
In 1999 I totalled the car, having fallen asleep at the wheel after more than 48 hours of non-stop work. I hit a ditch coming off the highway. The car is built like a tank, and I have to thank it for saving my life! The car appeared crushed, but the safety cell did its job and I managed to walk away from the accident with a slight scratch on my head.
The vehicle is undergoing a lengthy restoration after many years searching for a suitable replacement body. The engine, gearbox, interior and bootlid/wing all survived on the original car, and will be mounted into the replacement body.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th November, 2012
2nd Feb 2014, 16:33
I have a 1987 Ford Sierra XR6... I can agree with you, that car is a strong mean machine!
15th May 2015, 11:48
Hi, just seen your comment saying you have a Sierra XR6. I also have a XR6, been the proud owner for the past 15 years. Where are you in the UK? I'm in Lincolnshire.