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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.3 Encore 5d (95) (1996/N)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.3 Encore 5d (95) (1996/N) - Owner Review

No power steering, but steering still light and has lots of feel. Clutch can be heavy. Good brakes.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

5 out of 5

A fairly fresh car for less than £2,000.

Costs

4 out of 5

Fuel economy is about 38mpg. Can't depreciate much further. Insurance not as cheap as it should be.

Driving

4 out of 5

No power steering, but steering still light and has lots of feel. Clutch can be heavy. Good brakes.

Performance

2 out of 5

It's a 1.3 escort! OK actually. Reaches 70mph easily on motorway, but starts to get noisy and rattly over 55mph.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Needed a new battery - the old one cut out during a journey. Starts first time every time.

Image

3 out of 5

Would get more if it wasn't white and had big black bumpers. Still OK though - looks good on a 17 year old, and better than many other cars at the same price.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Really comfortable front seats. Back seats are rock solid. Plenty of room for 5. All controls are chunky, easy to use and reach.

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Insurance group: 9

Security

3 out of 5

Has no alarm, only immobiliser.

Service

4 out of 5

Went to ask for a new key, and they were very helpful indeed.

Problems

Bodywork
Couple of small rust patches on boot lid, but spray paint sorted it out.

Engine
Needed a new battery.

Gearbox
-

Other
Rear wiper temperamental.

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