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

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

Quick enough, steering is responsive but not exactly fun to drive.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

5 out of 5

Very good, for such little money you get a good looking car with lots of toys.

Costs

4 out of 5

Parts and labour is as cheap as it gets, but the Zetec engine requires a bit of special treatment.

Driving

3 out of 5

Quick enough, steering is responsive but not exactly fun to drive.

Performance

3 out of 5

Certainly fast enough, fine on the motorway but could be a little quicker in the city.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Not perfect but touch wood its never let us down. Starts instantly even in the coldest of mornings.

Image

3 out of 5

Can look quite sporty with its spoiler and colour coded bumpers but its still an Escort.

Comfort

3 out of 5

The ride is very fidgety especialy on bumpy roads, the handeling is not that great either.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

3 out of 5

Good imboliser but weak locks.

Service

3 out of 5

Not applicable as all servicing is done from local garages.

Problems

Bodywork
A bit of rust on the sill and wheel arches but not a problem if touched up.

Engine
Coil pack, block hose, leaking heak gasket seal, leaking rocker cover, all minor stuff which was cheap to fix.

Gearbox
Nothing touch wood.

Other
Lamda sensor failed, just the usual clutch, break and exchaust replacements.

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