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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.3 3d (1994/L)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.3 3d (1994/L) - Owner Review

Rather heavy and dull, but safe and predictable.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

4 out of 5

We put 140k miles on this car in 5 years and she still ran beautifully.

Costs

4 out of 5

Good mpg and parts cheap and readily available.

Driving

3 out of 5

Rather heavy and dull, but safe and predictable.

Performance

2 out of 5

In a word, slow. Don't even attempt steep hills. I did and had to abort half way up.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Other than a few parts that wear over time very little went wrong. A real workhorse.

Image

3 out of 5

Could be worse

Comfort

3 out of 5

Not bad, plenty of space.

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Security

4 out of 5

Actually rather good, alarm excellent.

Service

4 out of 5

Local dealer v friendly although became gradualy v expensive.

Problems

Bodywork
Minor rust in wheel arches after 120k miles, other than that very strong.

Engine
Ultra reliable if a rather underpowered for the weight of the car.

Gearbox
Excellent.

Other
Simple, robust and reliable, but sadly very old now.

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