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Ford Escort Hatchback RS 2000 3d (1998/R)

Ford Escort Hatchback RS 2000 3d (1998/R) - Owner Review

Grippy and predictable handling on wet or dry roads inspires confidence.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

4 out of 5

Introduction of Focus has dropped RS2000 prices, even though the Focus RS variant is a year away.

Costs

3 out of 5

Cheap parts and service, good fuel economy, but insurance (Group 16-17) is a BIG hit.

Driving

5 out of 5

Grippy and predictable handling on wet or dry roads inspires confidence.

Performance

5 out of 5

Still entertains, even after 3 years of ownership. Not much to touch it for the money.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Very reliable as long as you keep up the service schedule. Parts at front of engine bay (starter motor etc) prone to heat soak from tubular exhaust mainfold.

Image

3 out of 5

Looks nice in black or dark metallic blue, but only the badge differentiates it from all the Escort Si"s & GTi"s out there.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Very comfortable in the front, but rear passengers get a harsher ride and rear quarter-lights don"t open.

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Security

4 out of 5

Mk 6 is very stealthy. Take the RS2000 badge off and thieves won"t bother with it.

Service

5 out of 5

Ford dealerships available in almost every town. No problems encountered.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Starter motor and starter wiring replaced.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes