Product Type: Ford cars
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Member Name: mqueen
Date: 29/01/01, updated on 31/01/01 (615 review reads)
Advantages: Quality car
Disadvantages: Bit tired now
As the owner of three Sierras over the years, I have to say that the Ghia estate was the finest. I spent good money on one a few years ago, and found it to be quality and class.
The 2.0i Ghia model was characteristic with it's roof rails and pepperpot alloy wheels, and the unmistakable ghia insignia.
The ride was smooth and certain, as was the handling. The gear change solid and convincing along with the acceleration. The stereo, as with most Ford stereos, was exceptional for the day, and provided many hours of great sounds.
My Ghia came in mercury metallic, a popular colour, with smooth velour trim on the inside. It was great on the motorway, with good fuel consumption, approx.40 mpg, and had the most comfortable seats. My model lacked air-con, an optional extra I could have done with in the sweltering summer of 1996. Nonetheless, with pas and sunroof I enjoyed summer driving anyway, it was a pleasure.
There aren't so many around these days, but if you find one they are usually snapped up quickly.
There are more refined cars on the road now, but I will always remember when the Sierra Ghia was one of the most desired family cars of the time. I'm glad I owned such a fine example.