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1983 Ford Sierra Review
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Stunning Car To Drive — I bought this car from a member of the German Sierra owners club. I bought it from my first-owned money after I finished my automotive-engineering studies. The car is extremely fun to drive. The acceleration is outstanding, due to the low kerb weight of the car, and the torquey 2.8 V6 engine. It delivers 160 bhp and 230 Nm of torque. The build quality is generally OK. There are some small squeeks as is to be expected from a car this age. The dashtop is prone to cracking, my car is no exempt. The appearance today still is controversial. Either you like it, or you don't. Like back in 1982 when the model was launched. I think it still is a beauty to see, it still doesn't look outdated. Cost of ownership is OK; the specific XR4i parts are harder to source nowadays, but as long as you're a member of an Owners Club, you wouldn't find it hard to get around the parts you need. The fuel economy is bad. It will do 14 liters/100 km. In return you'll get the blistering acceleration, the envious looks from people and the intoxicating howl of the V6.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Acceleration, appearance, rear-wheel drive, exhaust note

Cons: Doesn't run well on unleaded fuel.

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1983 Ford Sierra Review
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Brilliant ,cheap To Fix ,i Have Lots Of Spares ,enough To Build Another So No Probs If I Crash — i have had this car over 17 years or so ,144000 miles and it starts on the key it will be mot soon so i will blast her about ,drifting in the rain ,drifting in the dry ,drifting in the snow ,clean wicked fast for a car thats 25 years old ,boy racers original they were good for 140mph

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: drifting in the rain ,snow,roundabouts

Cons: none ,they are over 25 years old now so spares are hard to get

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1983 Ford Sierra Review
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My First Car And Guarantee For Spot On Cloud — Blue, 5-door version. Originally 1.6 litre engine, modified to 2.0 by previous owner in a one of its engine overhauls. Carburator replaced to a racing model, which caused 12litres/100km fuel consumption. Because of that and orginal 4-speed gearbox & rear differential of 1.6 model, it had awesome acceleration. Top speed was only about 190kph tough. Amazing thing was even high when RPMs were god knows how high (didn't have gauge), loudest noise wasn't the reving engine, but the suction noise of the carburator. Carburator gave neat "turbo delay" effect too even in highest gear, ½ second after u floored it before your back violently hit the seat. =D

Pros: + Bought as a toy and was great fun when it worked
+ 80's Sierras had pretty good handling (low & wide), modern & sporty in it's era

Cons: - Was already busted up (2/4 doors didn't work properly / fuel gauge out of action / front bumper cracked / collision damge in front and rear / didn't start in minus temperatures)
- Quality of Ford OHC engine, was driven about 170 000 km when we departed and allready in need of it's 3rd complete engine overhaul

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1992 Ford Sierra Reviews

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1990 Ford Sierra Reviews

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1989 Ford Sierra Reviews

Speed. By Danilo

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Nice Car! By Roope

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1988 Ford Sierra Reviews

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