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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i Finesse 5d (1998/S)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i Finesse 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

Handles quite well, does have a little body roll at times.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

3 out of 5

Good when new, but avoid any second hand Escorts unless history is known.

Costs

2 out of 5

Something always goes wrong if not looked after properly through regular servicing.

Driving

3 out of 5

Handles quite well, does have a little body roll at times.

Performance

1 out of 5

Engine for a 1.6 Zetec is very slow. Have to really accelerate hard through gears.

Reliability

1 out of 5

Sick to death of changing lower wishbones. Rubbers in them do not last five minutes same as Fiesta, Mondeo and old Focus.

Image

4 out of 5

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Comfort

4 out of 5

Does soak up most bumps for a comfortable ride.

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Security

3 out of 5

Do not buy an early model pre 1990. Usual one Ford key fits all later models better with key code immobilisers.

Service

3 out of 5

Good, independent Ford dealers are better.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
-

Gearbox
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Other
Lower wishbones and various suspension problems.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes