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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 Si (113ps) 3d (1998/R)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 Si (113ps) 3d (1998/R) - Owner Review

Handles pretty well, but doesn't inspire total confidence when pushed - brakes feel weak when pushed and the front wheels will lock on a damp or wet road if you brake too late or hard!
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

5 out of 5

Great value for money. Mine has Air con, electric windows.. heated screen. etc. All for £1500

Costs

3 out of 5

Ok on petrol, tyres can be had cheaply (£20 brand name) if you look around. Parts / servicing are reasonably cheap - Find a good local garage and breakers and your well away!

Driving

3 out of 5

Handles pretty well, but doesn't inspire total confidence when pushed - brakes feel weak when pushed and the front wheels will lock on a damp or wet road if you brake too late or hard!

Performance

4 out of 5

Ok for what it is. You get 113bhp which is the same as the newer GTI escorts,but it's a lower insurance group! Will see away most things at the lights - Pulls very well in 1st / 2nd gear if you rev it above 3.5k

Reliability

3 out of 5

Good

Image

5 out of 5

It's a ford..... accept that and you won't be disapointed

Comfort

2 out of 5

Lots of room (I'm 6'ft 5 and get in ok), but the seats aren't the most supportive and on a long trip it can be annoying

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Insurance group: 21

Security

3 out of 5

Has a FF alarm. - Hasn't been nicked.

Service

1 out of 5

Second hand private buy so no service comments. Avoid expensive dealers thou - a load of big repair bills aren't gonna make a Ford more valuable on resale!

Problems

Bodywork
None

Engine
Rough / sluggish when cold - ok after 5 mins or so.

Gearbox
Ok.

Other
Seems to use it's rear tyres pretty quickly.

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