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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.3 LX 5d (1991/J)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.3 LX 5d (1991/J) - Owner Review

Handling could be worse, but not much.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

4 out of 5

You could pick a cheap one up and run it from a scrap heap.

Costs

3 out of 5

Will guzzle petrol at high revs due to 4 speed box, otherwise OK.

Driving

2 out of 5

Handling could be worse, but not much.

Performance

1 out of 5

Rubbish engine, rubbish gearbox.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Pretty poor but bits are very cheap if you're happy to get from scrap and do the work yourself.

Image

3 out of 5

It's aged better than some cars of its age but lack of coded bumpers doesn't help.

Comfort

4 out of 5

For a budget model the seats are very comfy, if a little low.

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Security

2 out of 5

Flashing light and alarm help deter petty thieves. Not much stopping a determined crim though.

Service

2 out of 5

Local ford garage a bit expensive and problems kept reoccurring. Buy a generic manual and do it yourself!

Problems

Bodywork
Rust on wings and chassis but repairable.

Engine
Noting serious et but a few leaks and very noisy now it's 120k+.

Gearbox
-

Other
The boot leaks and the tracking seems to drift often.

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