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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.4i Encore 5d (1998/S)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.4i Encore 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

Poor and uninvolving to drive. Can't take corners with any kind of speed, ride is unsettled easily, steering feels like the one on my PC games.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

2 out of 5

A lot of car for £1,500, poor economy about 300 on a tank driving lightly.

Costs

2 out of 5

Economy poor, parts expensive for an Escort is it worth it?

Driving

2 out of 5

Poor and uninvolving to drive. Can't take corners with any kind of speed, ride is unsettled easily, steering feels like the one on my PC games.

Performance

1 out of 5

0-60 to be continued, once it gets to speed I wonder if the brakes will slow it down.

Reliability

3 out of 5

Hasn't gone wrong so far touch wood, won't be hard to fix basic automotive design.

Image

1 out of 5

It's an Escort, down there with Metro really, unless it's a Cosworth or RS.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Good seats, firm and supportive plenty of room in the front, but with 6' 2" driver the passengers in the back will suffer.

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Insurance group: 11

Security

2 out of 5

Immobiliser good, no central locking on a 5 door very poor.

Service

1 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
No rust as yet, waiting for the salt to kick in and cause trouble.

Engine
Slight overheating concern.

Gearbox
Needs a clutch after previous driver did town driving in it.

Other
Don't move the interior mirror on a cold day, it'll come off in your hand!

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