1988 Ford Telstar Reviews

1988 Ford Telstar Ghia 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 kilometres
Most recent distance137915 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

Good overall everyday driver

Faults:

Central vent oscillator unit has failed.

Air-con has suddenly stopped going cold, only goes cool now.

Air cleaning unit no longer cleans the air and the fan is noisy.

Slight rust in the front wheel well.

General Comments:

Car starts first try every time.

Plenty of power from the Injected 1.8L engine.

Interior VERY plush, lots of cushioning on the seats and the seats are wider than normal.

Lots of small compartments to put things in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2005

1988 Ford Telstar TX5 2.2L turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2L turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance201456 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

A very fun and cheap Turbo car

Faults:

A few oil leaks, but nothing that is not general maintenance.

Electric window switches are a real bugger... had to get second hand ones from the wrecker a few times.

General Comments:

This car in it's standard form is enough to have some fun with.

If you throw a 3" exhaust, K&N filter, and drop the suspension 2" the car is quite quick (enough to blow the V6 Holden's from the lights)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2002

17th Mar 2003, 05:27

I also have a AT Telstar TX5. Its done 214000 kms, but it still is a top car. It can out-handle my mate on his Yamaha FJ750 around the corners. Iv'e spent $15000 on suspension and paint and it turns more heads than a monaro. Cheap thrills.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews