1989 Ford Sierra Cosworth Sapphire 2.0 Cosworth turbo from UK and Ireland
Warped brake discs.
Premature wear to the tires and brakes.
Blown head gasket.
Shattered spark plug.
Forget your Japanese Scooby's and Evo's. The 'Cossie' will always be king of the road and track.
Blistering performance with all the benefits of comfortable 4 seater transport that will happily cruise at three figure speeds (just watch the fuel gauge plummet though!).
I have used mine as a second car for dry weekends in the summer. It has many modifications that have resulted in over 300bhp and race-car handling. It is taken to many RS shows (great sociable atmospheres) and regularly used at track days. This has meant that I have got through a fair few sets of tires, brakes and spark plugs, but it's all worth while for the Porsche crushing tail happy performance.
Once you buy a Cossie you will find nearly all other cars on the road boring, mundane and slow.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2001
17th Dec 2001, 11:21
Interesting review. Yes the Cossie does make most things seem slow in comparison. It is also a hoot to drive! Engine is rather coarse though. But better than an Evo? Well I own a rather fun Evo VII, my weekend car & it makes a complete mockery of all the Cossies I have come up against on the track. They just can't go through the bends at the same speed :)
Have to say though, as a cheaper alternative... nothing comes close!