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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 Si 5d (AC) (1998/R)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 Si 5d (AC) (1998/R) - Owner Review

Very smooth around town and on the motorway.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

4 out of 5

Lots of kit for the money.

Costs

4 out of 5

Good as long as you don't go to a Ford dealer.

Driving

4 out of 5

Very smooth around town and on the motorway.

Performance

4 out of 5

Excellent for a 1.8, 5 door Ford.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Clutch, lower arm bushes and coil spring needed replacing after 80k.

Image

2 out of 5

Seen as a family car really. Cossie alloys make all the difference.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Beats the 2 Metros that I've had hands down. Great in all conditions.

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Security

3 out of 5

Good, comes with a CAT 1 manufacturers alarm, although remote alarm and central locking would have been nice.

Service

2 out of 5

Polite but pants, use Mr Clutch instead of a Ford garage for a better overall service.

Problems

Bodywork
Rust appearing on the drivers sill and a little bit underneath.

Engine
Sweet as a nut after 90k with an annual service.

Gearbox
-

Other
Clutch needed replacing after 80k.

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