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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6 Serenade 5d (1997/P)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6 Serenade 5d (1997/P) - Owner Review

Easy and 'nice' to drive, light yet very precise steering and excellent gearchange. A vast improvement on its predecessor. Good grip, too.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

4 out of 5

Good equipment level for the money. Quick-clear windscreen is a God-send in winter. Could do with ABS though.

Costs

5 out of 5

It's a Ford, say no more. Low insurance rating and averages 35-40mpg, too!

Driving

4 out of 5

Easy and 'nice' to drive, light yet very precise steering and excellent gearchange. A vast improvement on its predecessor. Good grip, too.

Performance

3 out of 5

Adequate enough mid and low-range acceleration and decent high speed cruiser. A good overall package.

Reliability

5 out of 5

A loyal work horse. Starts first time and has never missed a beat.

Image

2 out of 5

Blends in nicely. Not flash, but then far from being a 'joke' brand. Escort can be all things to all people.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Good seats and driving position. However, cabin can become a little noisy at speed.

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Insurance group: 13

Security

3 out of 5

Ford standard alarm/immobiliser. Could have done with deadlocks though.

Service

4 out of 5

Local Ford dealer is very helpful.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
Small oil leak, easily cured.

Gearbox
-

Other
Replacement exhaust needed at 36k miles.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes