1990 Ford Sierra 2.0 GL 2.0 8v Carb from UK and Ireland
Got lucky with a Sierra for once!
Very slight blue smoke from the exhaust on start-up.
Slight oil leak from rocker cover.
Bits of rust appearing here and there.
WOW...is all I can say - this was bought as a cheap runaround till I had enough money to buy something I really wanted, but I've decided to keep it!
I've had Sierras before and they have been awful, but this one is superb - full history, only 2 or 3 small rust scabs (excellent for a 1990 G reg Ford) and 208000 miles on the ORIGINAL engine - I think I've been lucky with this one so it will be used until it dies!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th February, 2004
12th Jul 2004, 10:28
You might be in for a bit of a wait, for it to die that is. I bought a 1987 2.0i GLS as a short term runabout for £175 two years ago, with 187,000 on the original lump (and a FSH up to 156,000!!). I used it for 6 months with no problems and gave it to my uncle whose Rover had just blown up on him and needed a car quickly.
Two years on, he's still got it, it's done 242,000 miles and it will still see off my current 02 Golf 2.0 GTi up to about 70 mph. Original engine, original gearbox and the same clutch that was in it when I bought it. It's not even particularly rusty. Passed the first MOT straight off, and needed a pair of TCA bushes and a back box for the last one. Utterly bombproof old bruiser!