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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 GTi 5d (AC) (1998/R)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 GTi 5d (AC) (1998/R) - Owner Review

Handles well, good brakes, responsve steering.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

4 out of 5

Mine cost £4k from Ford main dealer with 32k on the clock in 2003. Not bad for a 1 lady owner car with FFSH.

Costs

4 out of 5

Insurance can be a bit pricey, but good deals to be had if you shop around. I get between 36 and 40mpg even driving quite hard.

Driving

4 out of 5

Handles well, good brakes, responsve steering.

Performance

3 out of 5

Luke warm rather than hot. That said, still makes you smile in the right gear. Comes alive above 4000rpm.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Excellent. Had the car for just coming up to a year now, had to replace the coolant thermostat and an exhaust. Not bad for a 6 year old car.

Image

3 out of 5

Looks good with the kit on it, but seen to be a baseball cap brigade car. Boy racers love 'em!

Comfort

4 out of 5

Half leather, air con etc. Very supportive seats.

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Security

2 out of 5

Standard Ford alarm and immobiliser not very useful. I've put a Cat1 aftermarket system on mine and nobody's nicked it yet.

Service

5 out of 5

Lincoln Ford are excellent. Can't do enough for you. A rarity amongst main dealers these days.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
Thermostat and exhaust.

Gearbox
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Other
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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