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Ford Escort Hatchback XR3i 1.8 (130ps) 3d (1992/J)

Ford Escort Hatchback XR3i 1.8 (130ps) 3d (1992/J) - Owner Review

The Drive is awesome, very responsive and puts you right in the centre of the action. A real fun car to drive!
5

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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

5 out of 5

Can be picked up for around a grand, need I say more?

Costs

4 out of 5

They are expensive to run, but still not bad for its age. Most of the money spent is usually general servicing anyways.

Driving

5 out of 5

The Drive is awesome, very responsive and puts you right in the centre of the action. A real fun car to drive!

Performance

5 out of 5

Awesome, pulls brilliantly throughout the range - really rips you to your seat above 4500rpm, it wastes most things on the road, and with a few engine mods outruns RS2000's and many other performance cars.

Reliability

5 out of 5

It's never let me down, 'touch wood'

Image

5 out of 5

I think it looks awesome.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Wingback Seats are awesome, really grippy and in great condition.

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Security

3 out of 5

Not to good standard, but get it de-locked, and get a tracker, steering lock, and CAT1 alarm and your not looking to shabby.

Service

5 out of 5

Faultless, whenever I needed new parts. Servicing I do myself for added peace of mind.

Problems

Bodywork
I have had to replace both rear arches (inner and outer), the petrol cap, both sills, the battery tray, two chassis rails and a few other little bits here and there, typical Ford!

Engine
Done 100k now, and still faultless. Ticks over perfectly and runs just as it did new. Cannot be critised.

Gearbox
Had to replace it (linkage rusted when it was sat a year), new box has been faultless. Is very smooth and a pleasure to drive.

Other
Check chassis rails under the airbox and the little plastic flap next to the drivers seat on the floor which checks the inside of the drivers sill, basically check everything you can! Take your time finding one, there are plenty of shagged ones.

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