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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.4 LX 5d (1996/N)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.4 LX 5d (1996/N) - Owner Review

Holds the road well enough, PAS is nice and responsive.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

4 out of 5

Plenty around, so prices are usually pretty cheap

Costs

5 out of 5

Hasn't broken down in the 2 years which I have had it. 1.4 is a bit of a petrol guzzler and insurance is really high for such a slow car.

Driving

3 out of 5

Holds the road well enough, PAS is nice and responsive.

Performance

2 out of 5

1.4 is very underpowered and boring.

Reliability

5 out of 5

The only thing that went wrong in 2 years is a idle valve its done 124,000 miles and still going strong on first clutch too

Image

3 out of 5

Image was ok in its day looking dated now some very tatty examples around too

Comfort

4 out of 5

Ride isn't too bad. Spacious enough for a family.

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Insurance group: 11

Security

3 out of 5

1 attempt to break in bent the door, which had to be replaced. Alarm only goes off if a window is smashed or if the door is actually opened without a key.

Service

1 out of 5

N/A never called ford for any services

Problems

Bodywork
Bits of rust here and there, especially under the doors.

Engine
An idle valve was all that went. Cost me £10.

Gearbox
Jumps out of gear once in a blue moon for some reason.

Other
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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