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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8TD L 5d (1994/M)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8TD L 5d (1994/M) - Owner Review

Comfortable, but don't take corners too quickly!
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

3 out of 5

Paid 250 quid for it, so excellent value.

Costs

4 out of 5

Cheap to run - 50mpg. Parts are very cheap.

Driving

3 out of 5

Comfortable, but don't take corners too quickly!

Performance

4 out of 5

Very good for a diesel but the turbo lag makes for an initial slow start, then it takes off. Gives chavs a disgusted look when you leave them in a cloud of black smoke

Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems so far. Regularly serviced and cam belt changed regulary

Image

3 out of 5

Ok but is dated now.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Good but good do with a slightly higher seat.

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Security

3 out of 5

Never broken into.

Service

1 out of 5

Not used dealers

Problems

Bodywork
Some rust patches on wheel arches, but fine otherwise. Paintwork comes up well when waxed.

Engine
No problems apart from a worn alternator belt screeching. 130k miles and still going strong.

Gearbox
Makes some noise but works ok. Not bad for 130k miles.

Other
Rear heated screen and wiper don't work. Apparently a common problem.

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