1997 Ford Telstar Mystique 2 Litre 16v from South Africa
An excellent freeway cruiser
Inlet manifold gasket leaked and was replaced.
Front control arm bushes had to be replaced due to normal wear.
Distributor cap, rotor and ignition leads had to be replaced due to misfire on occasion. Problem solved. Dealer said it was a faulty distributor. Lucky I got a second opinion!
When turning the steering feels like something in the suspension is loose, but no problem can be detected and no abnormal wear on the tyres can be seen.
This is an excellent family sedan and was seriously under rated in it's time mainly due to very poor marketing by Ford in SA.
Performance and fuel economy is above average for a car of this size and weight.
The engine and the engine management system feels very smooth and refined.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th January, 2006