The Granada really wasn't a bad-looking car, though the huge bumpers and landau roof are as Malaise Era as you're going to get. Diminished expectations in the house!
The Granada was based on a chassis descended directly from the one used on Fairlanes of the 1960s, so you got 60s-style handling thanks to a leaf-spring rear suspension and all the understeer that engineers could design in. The standard engine was a 200-cube pushrod six that groaned out 96 horsepower; giving the Ford dealer extra money would get you a 135-horse 351 Windsor. If you opted for the Granada Ghia package, you'd get a mighty 161HP out of that 351.