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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 Si (113ps) 3d (1996/N)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 Si (113ps) 3d (1996/N) - Owner Review

Generally good. A bit light at front if pushed
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

2 out of 5

Not purchased on easy finance

Costs

5 out of 5

Needs engine rebuild and idle control valve. Eats tires and has poor fuel economy

Driving

3 out of 5

Generally good. A bit light at front if pushed

Performance

4 out of 5

When running correctly, excellent. Rapid 3rd gear.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Rattles and burns oil like PowerStation

Image

2 out of 5

It's an Escort with a spoiler, debadged XR3I

Comfort

4 out of 5

Good, considering firm setup

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Insurance group: 21

Security

4 out of 5

Nobody has tried nicking it, even though there is an inconsistent standard alarm and iffy key

Service

1 out of 5

My supplier is very poor. Parts not cheap at all

Problems

Bodywork
Not a bit of rust

Engine
Needs Idle control valve, and rebuild

Gearbox
Fine

Other
Buy one with a decent engine and smile

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