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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i Finesse 5d (1998/R)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i Finesse 5d (1998/R) - Owner Review

Drives well. Sticks to the road well (i've had the suspension lowered and stiffened though). Can drive for miles and miles with no problems
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

5 out of 5

29k miles Full service history without a mark on the bodywork, rust free for only £1600. Bargin

Costs

4 out of 5

I'm 17yrs old and only pay £450 on insurance for a decent car. Hasn't cost me anything so far apart from petrol. Quite thirsty.

Driving

4 out of 5

Drives well. Sticks to the road well (i've had the suspension lowered and stiffened though). Can drive for miles and miles with no problems

Performance

4 out of 5

Fitted a K&N induction kit. Sounds lovely, even with standard back box. Loves to get pushed up into the high revs. In Parker's it says the 0-60 time is 11.4 secs and the top speed is 111mph, rubish! 0-60 in under 9 and had it at 125 and still pulling!

Reliability

5 out of 5

Has never let me down. Starts first time every time

Image

4 out of 5

Looks ok standard, but looks lovely with 17"" alloys and being dropped 40mm. Side skirts and rear spats look good too.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Loads of space in boot for a couple of subs and still room. Good leg room in front. (I'm 6'3""). Tight in the back though when I'm driving.

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Security

3 out of 5

Not had any problems or attempts to break in

Service

1 out of 5

Taking it for a MOT and service next week so i'll see how it goes.

Problems

Bodywork
None

Engine
None

Gearbox
None

Other
Suspension moaned and groaned. Was going to get new standard springs fitted, but really glad i got stiffened these 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