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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i Mexico 5d (1996/N)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i Mexico 5d (1996/N) - Owner Review

Good handling around sharp corners, power steering is just right and has alot of feel of the road. Nice light clutch, sometimes clonks when changing from 3rd to 4th but just do it slow and its fine. Sweet Zetec engine is brill for the long motorway trips
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

5 out of 5

Brill value, i payed 1500 for my Mexico and it's in mint condition with 70k on the clock. Drinks petrol if driven hard but otherwise good 43mpg. Cheap parts and servicing

Costs

4 out of 5

As above.

Driving

4 out of 5

Good handling around sharp corners, power steering is just right and has alot of feel of the road. Nice light clutch, sometimes clonks when changing from 3rd to 4th but just do it slow and its fine. Sweet Zetec engine is brill for the long motorway trips

Performance

3 out of 5

1.6 twin cam 16v injection Zetec gives good pullaway and good top end, but it is a family car so you can feel the weight of the car. 0-60 in about 10 and 120 top

Reliability

5 out of 5

Starts first time every time. Never let me down yet!!!

Image

3 out of 5

It's an Escort the most popular car on the road, but if kept nice can still have some good image.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Sports seats are vey supportive and stop you rolling aroung on those country lanes. Plenty of room and has the big car feel to it.

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Insurance group: 17

Security

4 out of 5

Alarm and immobilizer are very good always open the doors befor going into the boot, or you will wake up the nabours

Service

1 out of 5

Very cheap servicing with local dealer not ford tho!!!

Problems

Bodywork
Small bit of rust around rear wheel arches, but iv'e had them treated

Engine
Sound. Sweet as a nut

Gearbox
Nice gear change if done slow.

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