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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6 LX 5d (1995/N)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6 LX 5d (1995/N) - Owner Review

Did me well for a good 3 years, easily does the long motorway journeys.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

4 out of 5

It's a Ford so most parts are fairly cheap, tyres are dirt cheap, and so common you could pick one up for a few hundred these days

Costs

2 out of 5

Ok, until it goes pear shaped

Driving

3 out of 5

Did me well for a good 3 years, easily does the long motorway journeys.

Performance

3 out of 5

Very pokey in the lower guys if you have a good heavy foot, lacks in higher gears though.

Reliability

1 out of 5

Great, and then all of a sudden the thermostat goes, the water pipe bursts, there's a leak in the head gasket and the guy who just towed you from the RAC is slipping you the mobile number of the local chavs to do a quick insurance write-off on it

Image

2 out of 5

Pretty lame - unless of course you got the cossy kit for it then it's a bit of a lady magnet in all fairness

Comfort

3 out of 5

Reasonably comfortable, no problems on long journeys - older car so not much adjustments to seating position can be made

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Security

1 out of 5

Lets face it your 90 year old Gran could whip the locks of this thing

Service

1 out of 5

Ken Thorne - went bust!

Problems

Bodywork
Little bit of rust, and the radiator undercover fell off on the motorway - anyone find it give us a ring

Engine
Head gasket with a leak, burst water pipe, broken thermostat

Gearbox
Not too bad - sometimes have to give it a good ram into reverse though

Other
Good for 90k - then sling it on the scrap heap - it's cheaper that way - trust me!

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No