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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8TD LX (70ps) 5d (1996/P)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8TD LX (70ps) 5d (1996/P) - Owner Review

Handles excellent, very flat in corners. Heavy diesel engine keeps front wheels firmly on road.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

2 out of 5

Scores low due to fuel consumption.

Costs

4 out of 5

Second-hand parts keep. Never got better than 43mpg (the book figure is above 53mpg.)

Driving

4 out of 5

Handles excellent, very flat in corners. Heavy diesel engine keeps front wheels firmly on road.

Performance

2 out of 5

Ugh, take off from standstill not bad, mid range acceleration awful, engine very rough when accelerated hard and feels as if it is going to jump out of the engine bay when accelerating on a roundabout.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Never failed in 3 years, bought at 102k miles and wrote off in accident at 150k.

Image

2 out of 5

Escort - say no more. Must comment on paint job which was excellent with a deep shine, this car got washed twice a year if it was lucky.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Seat not bad, tyre noise quite high in cabin.

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Insurance group: 17

Security

3 out of 5

Never got stolen.

Service

3 out of 5

Never used Ford service.

Problems

Bodywork
None. Excellent paint job.

Engine
None, just really rough in acceleration.

Gearbox
-

Other
Alarm got its knickers in a twist once, I opened the boot first which immobilised the car. I worked out that you have to open a door first.

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