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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i Finesse 5d (1999/T)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i Finesse 5d (1999/T) - Owner Review

Quite an involving drive, corners well with plenty of feedback. Power steering makes parking easy.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

5 out of 5

For the toys you can't fault the price.

Costs

4 out of 5

Servicing reasonably cheap, can be a bit thirsty if driven hard.

Driving

4 out of 5

Quite an involving drive, corners well with plenty of feedback. Power steering makes parking easy.

Performance

4 out of 5

Plenty of get up and go. Never feels sluggish on the road, bit harsh towards top end though.

Reliability

3 out of 5

15"" Triangle alloys buckle easily, avoid potholes. Engine just keeps on going.

Image

3 out of 5

At least it's not a basic model.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Well laid out controls and comfortable seats. AC a bonus.

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Security

3 out of 5

Doesn't get any attention, and it's still here.

Service

3 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
Some minor corrosion appearing on a rear arch, much better than previous models.

Engine
79,000 miles and still going strong.

Gearbox
Centering spring has failed on gearlever, making 3rd hard to find.

Other
15"" Triangle alloys buckle easily (3 so far).

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes