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Re: Just shoot me!

On Sat, 24 Jul 1999 19:26:51 GMT, you wrote:

>In message <379b4c64.1471445@mail.c2i.net> eyvind.spangen@c2i.net (Eyvind Spangen) writes:
>> A Ford Granada is/was the big car from Ford in Europe. Introduced
>> sometime in the early 70s with a model change about 1978, then
>> discontinued in 1985. About the size of a 5k, and available with
>> engines from 2.0 carburator I4 to 2.8 injection V6.
>> In the UK, i believe the Ford Scorpio (new model after Granada) was
>> named Ford Granada too.
>Same car.  The Scorpio was the full equipment version of the Granada.


>It certainly wasn't discontinued in 1985 - they were available new from
>Ford dealers as little as a year ago.  The 2.8i engine was the top end
>of the early series - the mid-1980s onwards version had a 2.9i.

I meant the "old" Granada, not the "new" one (the hatchback).. One of
the last versions had a 2.9i 24V engine with 190 hp. Pretty good car,
but after they redesigned the whole car, sales dropped to almost
nothing, and that wasn't strange, I think the last model was the
ugliest car ever made by Ford..

>It had a nasty habit of wearing out the rear axle UJs every 40k miles.

Ok.. Did the UK versions (post-85) also have ABS brakes as standard
equipment on all models? They did here in Norway, and the car was
available with a 2.0 EFI, 2.4 EFI, 2.8 EFI, 2.9 EFI and the 2.9 24V