BREAKING THE MOULD

It seems hard to believe now that the humble Sierra was a revolutionary of its time. It succeeded the Cortina and represented a giant risk for market-leader Ford, as it tried to leapfrog the competition with a radical 'aero' shape. The gamble paid off, after some initial buyer resistance, and the Sierra was a huge success with private and fleet buyers alike.

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    Battery - testing and charging
    Note: Refer to the precautions at the end of Section 1 before proceeding. Standard and low maintenance battery - testing 1 If the car covers a small annual mileage it is worthwhile checking the s ...

    Fastening the seat belts
    Fastening the seat belts WARNING: Insert the tongue into the buckle until a distinct click is heard, otherwise the seat belt will not be locked correctly. Pull the belt out steadily. It may lo ...