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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i LX 5d (1993/K)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i LX 5d (1993/K) - Owner Review

I really really enjoyed driving this car, both urban and motorway.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

3 out of 5

Good workhorse. Recomended as a first car if driving long distance (I was doing 350 motorway miles a week).

Costs

4 out of 5

I spent over £1000 on mine in maintenance (servicing, brakes, battery) and repairs (see below). Bought for £1700, sold last week for £1800. Average cost me £500 per year minus insurance/MOT.

Driving

4 out of 5

I really really enjoyed driving this car, both urban and motorway.

Performance

2 out of 5

Loads of power in 2nd/3rd. Drops out at higher speed. Managed 110mph.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Only ever broke down once - electrical failure (see below). No mechanical problems whatsoever.

Image

1 out of 5

Errr... It's an Escort. Liked understated power - left same age Golfs standing.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Driving seat very nice, but shotgun was too low. Never sat in back - only one complaint that ride was hard.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

2 out of 5

Central locking/alarm/immobiliser fitted. Had problem with alarm not disengaging on driver side lock.

Service

3 out of 5

Nothing more than expected. WAY TOO EXPENSIVE!

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
Cam Belt change, 55k miles, around £300 from Ford dealer.

Gearbox
Sticky gear shifting. I never noticed it, but other drivers of the car commented.

Other
Fuse box (?) went. Car dead. Cost £350 from Ford dealer to fix.

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