Just joined the wonderful forum.
I've had many fords in the past
1977 3.0L Granada (manual superb!-apart from no power steering)
1982 Cortina 2.0GL (never liked it-seemed too light after Granada)
1981 Granada 2.8Ghia (sold to brother who blew the engine)
1986 Granada 2.8iGhia (kept for 10 years-superb)
1991 Fiesta 1.1
1993 Sierra 2.0GLX auto- In family for 12 years
1999 Fiesta 1.3 Superb run around.
All the best