1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire GLS 2.0i DOHC EFI from UK and Ireland
A good motorway cruiser
Siezed rear disc callipers.
Rust on rear O/S W/arch.
Alarm system has not functioned since day 1.
A surprisingly quick car let down by a stodgy suspension setup! Considering the GLS is basically the cruising family man's fastback the car was no more refined than the standard LX models with the exception of all round discs and MT75 gearbox.
Reliability has been impeccable. Fuel consumption is much better than my previous Sierra LX 1.8 CVH.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd July, 2000
2nd Apr 2001, 04:59
I agree that the GLSi 2.0L DOHC Sapphire is quick, however throttle response leaves a little to be desired. This can be over-come with the fitting of a filter charger but the soggy suspension remains this models Achilles' heel causing sloppy handling, excessive yawing and poor sharp acceleration and braking. Otherwise a fabulous car, very comfortable and spacious although the standard interior lacks that finesse found in the higher spec models. The car can prove a little thirsty on those town trips but MPG increases dramatically on the motor way, where the car cruises powerfully but quietly.