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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i Finesse 5d (1998/S)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i Finesse 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

Holds the road fine, can be pushed when wanted I find.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

4 out of 5

Am 3rd owner, bought particularly cheap according to Parkers price.

Costs

3 out of 5

Hasn't cost me anything except insurance & petrol so far.

Driving

3 out of 5

Holds the road fine, can be pushed when wanted I find.

Performance

3 out of 5

Engine feels strangled sometimes, is fine car for motorway speeds.

Reliability

4 out of 5

No problems yet in 5 months of ownership.

Image

3 out of 5

It's a 10 year old design...but still fits in well.

Comfort

2 out of 5

Seats are supportive enough, rather bumpy ride anywhere above 75 though.

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Security

4 out of 5

Only has an immobiliser, which so far has kept it safe.

Service

1 out of 5

Any contact with dealer is dreadful, prices are extortionate.

Problems

Bodywork
Some rust around front wheelarch, paint peeling between wing and front bumper during washing.

Engine
None.

Gearbox
Does sometimes seem reluctant to select gear, notably in colder weather.

Other
Some loose centre console trim inside car.

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