1992 Ford Sierra Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1992 Ford Sierra Sapphire Ghia 2.0i DOHC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0i DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance50500 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

Luxury at a bargain price

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

Very comfortable family car, extremely economical for its size, I am averaging 34 mpg and I do not drive slowly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2001

1992 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9 V6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.9 V6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

Unknown quality to most

Faults:

New front suspension bushes.

Various locks changed due to wear.

New alternator and battery.

General Comments:

Car has all the power required for any function.

Handling is second to no other car in its class and above.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2001

1992 Ford Sierra LX Estate 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Mini

Summary:

A good workhorse, where a van is not practical

Faults:

So far the car has been faultless.

General Comments:

The old girl drives very well and brings about 30mpg.

Running costs are low.

Can carry a large amount things in the rear.

Does not burn or leak oil (yet).

Body work is mint.

Look out for good ones as there are a lot of crap ones out there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2000

1992 Ford Sierra Sapphire Classic 1.8 CVH from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 CVH Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired142500 miles
Most recent distance148800 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

An unbreakable workhorse

Faults:

All four shockers had to replaced for an MOT along with the rear brake hoses.

Six months ago it needed new front brake discs, pads and anti roll bar bushes.

General Comments:

The car has a full service history and performs admirably for a car of this mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2000

1992 Ford Sierra GLX 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carFord Sierra Sapphire

Summary:

If you just want a car to get from A to B then this will do you

Faults:

Heater leaked.

Head gasket went.

Suspension bushes need replacing on the front.

General Comments:

Sluggish, unwilling but economical engine.

Awful build quality.

Cramped interior for size of car, cheap feel to inside, average handling.

Good points are the smooth gearchange and parts are cheap and easy to find.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th October, 2000

1992 Ford Sierra LX 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carFord Capri 2000

Summary:

Very nice car - must be one of the cheapest cars to run today

Faults:

Fuel pump drive pin wore causing fuel starvation approx at 40,000 miles.

Water pump bearing gave up at about 50,000.

General Comments:

Very cheap to run, surprisingly quick, although it doesn't like high revs. No rust whatsoever on this car which still looks like new after 70K miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2000

1992 Ford Sierra Sapphire LX 1.8 CVH from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 CVH Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Maestro

Summary:

Cheaper than walking

Faults:

Very little except normal wear and tear from the Starship Enterprise mileage!

Warped brake discs (common problem on these), clutch at 100,000+, rear wheel bearing giving a strange squeaking noise, otherwise normal service items.

Valve guide seals just starting to shown signs of wear, as oil consumption starting to increase, and the odd puff of smoke from cold - not a difficult or expensive job if one finds a good independent specialist.

General Comments:

A fantastic car for the money (paid circa 3K five years ago). 1.8CVH engine reliable, economical but lacking in smoothness. Fortunately quite torquey as it doesn't like to be revved. If the mileage was hidden it would be difficult to tell from driving how many miles car had covered - still returns 35MPG on a long run and seats 4 adults in comfort.

Parts are usually cheap, and car is simple enough to service with a penknife (!) so no need to pay main dealer labour rates.

I hope there's another 100K left in this one yet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2000

1992 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.9 V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

Underrated car

Faults:

New Spax adjustable lowered suspension at 56,000.

New polypropylene suspension bushes at 59,000.

New offside front driveshaft at 78,000.

New clutch at 110,000.

Had an appetite for compliance bushes, seems to be a Ford design fault because they were the same for all the Sierra's.

General Comments:

Great car, fitted Spax adjustable suspension and really sucked the road.

No problems with the engine or transmission. Drive shaft failure was due to being driven hard, clutch was due to wear and tear. Engine like new at 110,000. I only sold it because of the high fuel costs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2000

19th May 2001, 15:28

Because of the suspension problem, I replaced the normal bushes with polly (power-flex) ones on my XR 4x4. This is because I managed to total wreck ALL the bushes on the rear end on my old sierra. In 4 and a half years of caning, sorry driving, these have given no trouble and people even comment it seams to be more comfortable.

1992 Ford Sierra GLSi 2.0 DOHC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

Faults:

New rear caliper £80.00 (recon).

New alternator £35.00 (recon old one).

General Comments:

Have got another one - hatchback version, both cars identical, both cars drive very differently.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 1999

1992 Ford Sierra Sapphire LX 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Faults:

Where to start!!??

Bought with 38,000 on the clock.

Gearbox fails on the way home from (not Ford) dealer. Get's "new" gearbox. 1,000 miles later that fails. Pay £800 for new gearbox from Ford dealer. Not covered by useless aftermarket warranty.

2 engines failures in 30,000 miles.

Traded in at a Rover dealer with engine number 3 on last legs.

2 sets of front discs.

General Comments:

Would have been a nice car if reliable, although 26mpg is not acceptable for a 90hp car. Lovely inside and made an excellent Motorway muncher.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 1999

1992 Ford Sierra Sapphire LX 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Not much has gone wrong with it, only warped brake discs.

General Comments:

Nice looking car which is easy to modify. It is quite fast as well, I've had just over 120mph out of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 1999

31st Oct 2001, 03:58

Another case of an over reading speedo methinks.

30th Sep 2002, 14:45

I have 1,8 CVH 1992. caravan and cannot go over 175 kmh. it is noisy, every inch over 3000 rpm takes houres to get. but when it gets there it goes like a bus. I drove 1.6 I (75hp) and it drove much faster and smoother. remarkable difference. Caravan has 156000 km.

1992 Ford Sierra Cosworth 4X4 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Nothing so far but the common fault is the Head Gasket at about 80-90k (72k at moment).

General Comments:

A very quick car but even quicker with a few mods, including exhaust system, K&N air filter, Superchip, etc..

It goes like stink!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st December, 1998

1992 Ford Sierra GLXi 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Front brake disks replaced at 56K.

General Comments:

This is the cheapest and most reliable car I have ever had, its now done 78K and runs fine.

I wish the engine was a bit smoother !

Never service Ford cars at Ford dealers, they don't know what they are doing, I take mine to a Toyota dealer !

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 1998

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 32 reviews