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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 GTi 3d (1997/R)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 GTi 3d (1997/R) - Owner Review

Pretty good. Nice and easy to drive. The suspension isnt harsh and it just plods along unless you want to plant the right foot. Just dont push it too hard hard as the back end does fly out eventually.
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Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Value

4 out of 5

Prices have come down a lot lately and you can pick up a low miler for under 3 grand.

Costs

3 out of 5

Pretty good on fuel consumption and servicing costs. The looks and lack of decent locks does bump up the insurance though.

Driving

4 out of 5

Pretty good. Nice and easy to drive. The suspension isnt harsh and it just plods along unless you want to plant the right foot. Just dont push it too hard hard as the back end does fly out eventually.

Performance

4 out of 5

The performance and handling is good but doesnt quite match up to the looks. Go for the RS or Cossie if you're after a true sports car.

Reliability

5 out of 5

I have ran mine for a year with no problems at all, apart from needing to change the brake discs and normal costs.

Image

5 out of 5

I like the look of the Gti. It has all the looks and more (check out the tasty alloys) with out the running costs of the RS2000.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Alright I could never quite get comfy in mine. Why they didn't put recaro's in I do not know. Half leather is nice, though.

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Insurance group: 27

Security

3 out of 5

I never had any problems with the security on mine, although I did think about upgrading it.

Service

3 out of 5

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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