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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8TDi LX 5d (1996/P)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8TDi LX 5d (1996/P) - Owner Review

Boost comes on at 3k, ends at 4.5k. Uninspiring, but comfortable for passengers.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

5 out of 5

So boring and cheap it'll go for centuries

Costs

4 out of 5

Things can go wrong, but parts are everywhere- you can replace the whole car for just £600!

Driving

1 out of 5

Boost comes on at 3k, ends at 4.5k. Uninspiring, but comfortable for passengers.

Performance

2 out of 5

100mph top end (1.8!) Dangerously bad acceleration until boost, which tails off too soon to count for anything- lag is bad for small intercooler and short manifolds.

Reliability

4 out of 5

I must say, apart from my heavy braking wrecking the pads and the exhaust falling off at 95k, it wasn't that bad.

Image

1 out of 5

Ten a penny, nasty unless you've got a bodykit- then it's still a cloudy outlook.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Squishy, cheap suspension and big tyres to hide the cheap wheels mean this velour clad monster is very comfortable.

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Security

2 out of 5

From the factory it has an immobiliser key, thats it. What is in the car if often worth more.

Service

1 out of 5

Self serviced

Problems

Bodywork
Rust, really bad for age, thin cheap bodywork with badly stuck on trim.

Engine
Nothing major- diesel is reliable if not boring

Gearbox
3rd popped out whenever boost kicked in- this was due to a worn inhibitor spring- quick and cheap repair.

Other
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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