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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.4i 5d (1993/K)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.4i 5d (1993/K) - Owner Review

Sluggish acceleration. Very heavy without PAS.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

3 out of 5

Cheap to buy and cheap to fix, but needs too much fixing.

Costs

3 out of 5

Cheap insurance. Cheap to fix. Fuel economy could be better.

Driving

3 out of 5

Sluggish acceleration. Very heavy without PAS.

Performance

3 out of 5

Again, very sluggish. Good in high rev range (3000+).

Reliability

2 out of 5

Models of 6 years + will always need something done.

Image

4 out of 5

Higher range models nice.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Comfy seats. Well designed and laid out. Nicely spaced.

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Security

4 out of 5

With an alarm, immobiliser, central locking, steering bar lock and chain, they deserve it if they can get it.

Service

4 out of 5

Very helpful, full of off the record experience advice for DIY mechanic/owner.

Problems

Bodywork
Shopping centre car park scratches. Side sill corrosion due to salt used for ice on british roads.

Engine
Camshaft wear, head gasket problems, ring wear, valve stuck open, and oil being blown up through CFi unit.

Gearbox
-

Other
Suspension problems. Front hub worn at lower arm balljoint. Lower arm slips out of hub at high revs.

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