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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 Si 5d (1996/P)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 Si 5d (1996/P) - Owner Review

OK, but nothing special.
3

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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

4 out of 5

Got a good deal through family, but would have been disappointed if I had spent any more.

Costs

2 out of 5

New genuine parts found to be expensive, but plenty of second hand ones about.

Driving

3 out of 5

OK, but nothing special.

Performance

3 out of 5

Should have a bit more go in it for the size of the engine.

Reliability

1 out of 5

Terrible

Image

3 out of 5

Looking quite dated these days, but still better than the Focus

Comfort

4 out of 5

Front seats OK, but back seat has no legroom, would not like to travel very far in the back.

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Security

3 out of 5

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Service

1 out of 5

To expensive, went to a local independant

Problems

Bodywork
Few rust spots starting to appear.

Engine
Head gasket very expensive to repair.

Gearbox
-

Other
Light switch, common problem through the whole range, why don't they use a better quality switch? Air bag light kept flashing, something to do with the seat belts, another common problem, also lots of little faults too numerous to mention.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No