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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8TD LX (70ps) 5d (1996/P)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8TD LX (70ps) 5d (1996/P) - Owner Review

Surprisingly good. A lot of body roll but always gave me confidence that it would come out the other side of the corner.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

5 out of 5

Bought 2nd hand - couldn't ask for more car for your money. Low insurance and fairly economical.

Costs

2 out of 5

Nothing for a year and then things started needing replacing. Nothing major; brakes, clutch etc. Other than that, I'm 25 and insurance was only £300 for a year. Does 38mpg round town, 400ish on a tank..

Driving

3 out of 5

Surprisingly good. A lot of body roll but always gave me confidence that it would come out the other side of the corner.

Performance

2 out of 5

Initial acceleration is very slow, engine struggles. However, when it's on the move it's great.

Reliability

4 out of 5

I few problems with starting (water round the battery terminals), brakes needed replacing and clutch gave me grief. On a hole, can't fault it really.

Image

3 out of 5

Not bad. Car was fitted with a spolier which helped it stand out a little. Alloys would of helped.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Very comfortable. Seats are soft and supportive, with plenty of leg room for driver and passenger. The only complaint is lack of rear legroom when I have the drivers seat all the way back.

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Insurance group: 17

Security

4 out of 5

Pretty good for it's age. Standard alarm and immobiliser. Never had to use them so no idea how effective they are?!

Service

1 out of 5

Bought car privately so not used.

Problems

Bodywork
Rust around the rear wheel arches.

Engine
-

Gearbox
Clutch was replaced… along with have the gearbox as everything seemed to be cracked!

Other
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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