• Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    It's me. ageing and rusty but keeps on going.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Roomy. Comfortable. As its my first car they love beastie ( or say they do) .

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Totally. Just needs a tow bar and roof rack.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Would love a Capri 2.8 . But realistically anything cheap and reliable with loads of load space.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    November 2012

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Was cheap and had timing chain.

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Smooth. Comfortable, a bit rattly but bearable. Starts first time every time.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy if you know the cars size, good visibility.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Broken rear spring, now shock leaking. Bad brake disks when bought - last owners fault not the beasties. Fan unit not working, track end rods need replaced ( all down to age of car).

    What's most practical about your car?

    Easy to drive, easy to park. Takes a lot of cargo in volume and weight. Reasonable on fuel. Engine is like a tanks. Good solid turbo. Never needs oil. Still rolls on regardless of problems.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Love a sunroof.