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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.4i LX 3d (1993/K)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.4i LX 3d (1993/K) - Owner Review

Not bad response, but gearbox was terrible. Felt very loose. Horrible, really.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

5 out of 5

Cheap car, cheap parts. Easy to find at breakers' yards. but expect to pay out more.

Costs

5 out of 5

It's a Ford, so everything is cheap.

Driving

2 out of 5

Not bad response, but gearbox was terrible. Felt very loose. Horrible, really.

Performance

3 out of 5

Perhaps a bigger engine would have been better for the car. Once again, awful gearbox.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Endless problems. Worst was when it decided to immobilise itself for no reason. Had to get auto electritian - £30 for 2mins work.

Image

4 out of 5

Not a bad looking car, providing it has less rust than mine did.

Comfort

4 out of 5

I am 6' 1" and fitted fine. Spacious car.

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Security

1 out of 5

Broken into twice. Door peeled away like it was made of paper. If you want it secure, put it in a garage.

Service

4 out of 5

Ford were helpful, but I was on first name terms with the parts department and heard the phrase "common fault" far too often.

Problems

Bodywork
Rust around the petrol cap, on arches and door sills.

Engine
Flat spots, missing, oil leaks, coolent leaks, water mixing with petrol and burns oil like its going out of fashion. Fine if you like driving with a big cloud of white smoke behind you.

Gearbox
No problems, but it's horrible.

Other
Clutch overheating more often than is healthy.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No