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Title: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: culzean on February 27, 2022, 11:15:04 AM
Did anyone have a Ford Sierra,  I had a Cherry Red 1.6  in 1986 and it was spacious and a nice car to drive, and a bit livelier than other cars I had owned up till then.

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-10543433/Ford-Sierra-1980s-family-favourite-turns-40-examples-worth-100k.html
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: Toptek on February 27, 2022, 12:08:20 PM
I never owned one, however the father of my girlfriend at the time had two during the time we were together, both were great cars. The first was red, a display full of various warning lights which was very new to me, I think it was a GL model.
That one was handed over to his son when a newer one was bought, not quite the same spec, I got to drive that in the late 80's and found it a very comfortable drive with good leg room for the driver as I am tall. Most of my cars have been smaller and more cramped, with the pedals being further forward (closer) to the driver, making clutch control difficult. I only drive automatic cars now... That is, unless I'm given a manual courtesy car which is a bit of a faff...
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: shufty on February 27, 2022, 12:14:14 PM
...Red Sapphire glsi  :)
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: Johncb500 on February 27, 2022, 01:15:23 PM
Blue 2ltr estate, auto

Easy and comfortable to drive

Nice car



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Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: Jocko on February 27, 2022, 01:49:55 PM
After my experience of numerous Anglias (other peoples), I always avoided Fords like the plague.
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: culzean on February 27, 2022, 01:57:04 PM
After my experience of numerous Anglias (other peoples), I always avoided Fords like the plague.

Fords were always cheap to fix, but they needed to be  :o    To be fair the Sierra was a step change up from earlier Ford cars like Anglia.. and very easy to work on.  The Sierra was the only Ford I ever owned, I went Japanese after that.
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: Johncb500 on February 27, 2022, 02:17:45 PM
After my experience of numerous Anglias (other peoples), I always avoided Fords like the plague.
FIX
OR
REPAIR
DAILY



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Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: culzean on February 27, 2022, 02:36:54 PM
After my experience of numerous Anglias (other peoples), I always avoided Fords like the plague.
FIX
OR
REPAIR
DAILY


Like FIAT    Fix It Again Tomorrow......

Or HONDA  Happy Owners No Disappointments Ahead.
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: peteo48 on February 27, 2022, 03:42:29 PM
Yes - I had a 1.8 Sierra. It's the only car I've bought that I now know was "clocked." The dealer I bought it from had gone bust when this came to light.

That said, it was a decent enough car although not a patch on the Mk2 Cavalier I had later.
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: embee on February 27, 2022, 04:11:28 PM

Like FIAT    Fix It Again Tomorrow......

Or HONDA  Happy Owners No Disappointments Ahead.
Or the famous
L ots
O f
T rouble
U sually
S erious
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: Johncb500 on February 27, 2022, 05:24:41 PM

Like FIAT    Fix It Again Tomorrow......

Or HONDA  Happy Owners No Disappointments Ahead.
Or the famous
L ots
O f
T rouble
U sually
S erious
I went to David Silver's Silver's 10th anniversary of the CB750,

Went to a dinner, happened to sit with several ex - hi ups from Honda,

They came up with

Something something No decision   available.

Names hidden for safety

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Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: swhull on February 27, 2022, 06:29:26 PM
Remember seeing lots of sierra’s when I was a kid, we never had one, we had a Granada which I remember was like being on a boat, huge thing with a sofa in the back and fifty ash trays built in.

The sierra cosworth used to be quite a goer didn’t it?
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: olduser1 on February 27, 2022, 06:52:35 PM
Years ago we went to Wembley to watch Everton, after the match we turned up the wick on the Sierra XR4 ,arrived back in Liverpool. Went into our local no-one would be believe we had been to watch the game.
Even showed a few fans the afterburns on the car.
Only bettered when we borrowed a well used Sierra 4x4 to follow the RAC rally around the country - an eye opener.
Both great drives in their day.
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: Jocko on February 27, 2022, 08:34:37 PM
I did a Rally day at Knockhill and the cars they used were Sierra Sapphires. It was a tarmac stage we were on and huge fun. On my final run down the hill of the day, I managed to spin it. I would have let it turn and carried on but the instructor shouted "Brake, brake, brake" in a high feminine voice, so I did and removed the entire back bumper on a barrier. The final goodie of the day was the instructor took you up the hill and back down again. And I thought I was going as fast as the car would go! I spent half the trip hanging from the seatbelts. The following morning I had bruises across both shoulders.
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: richardfrost on February 28, 2022, 01:45:18 PM
Back in the late '80s and early '90s, I had access to a company pool car. After a while, my boss upgraded his car and I had use of his outgoing Grade for a while. It was an underpowered 2 litre job and drove like an oil tanker. Soon after, I qualified as a company car user and ordered my Cavalier 1.8GL. As it was going to take a while to be delivered, I was allocated a temporary car, which was a black Sierra 2.0 Ghia. It was chock full of all the luxuries but was terribly unreliable, until finally, the leasing company agreed to deal with it. All it needed was a new battery. It had been a heavy smoker's car though and it took us two days to get it properly clean and decontaminated of cigarette stains and smells. As it happened, the Cavalier came early so I only had the car for a month so not long enough to get to know it or form any kind of attachment to it.
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: Pine on February 28, 2022, 04:18:51 PM
Years ago we used to have hire cars for business trips.  On one occasion I went to the car park to collect my hire car and it was a bright red Sierra 2 litre automatic.  It was lovely to drive, powerful, quiet, smooth, comfortable, I was really impressed.  Two weeks later I had another 2 litre automatic Sierra, this time in white, and was looking forward to another nice drive.  I couldn't have been more disappointed, it was rattley and rough and sounded as if I was driving a box of loose nuts and bolts.
Title: Re: Ford Sierra turns 40
Post by: madasafish on February 28, 2022, 05:34:20 PM
Blue 2ltr estate, auto

Easy and comfortable to drive

Nice car



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Red 2litre manual estate.

Easy and comfortable to drive

Nice car