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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.3 Encore 5d (95) (1997/P)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.3 Encore 5d (95) (1997/P) - Owner Review

the boot is reasonably spacious
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Review submitted by
Jacob Brisley on

Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Summary

1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
With its squeeky clutch and brakes and the engine that could make you deaf it says cheap tramp who cant afford a car that works properly.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
when will you get rid of it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
NO

What are you likely to buy next?
alfa romeo 166

Buying experience

1 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£3,000

When did you buy the car?
June 2002

Did you get a good deal and why?
no i didnt was lied to about the cars specification and severly overcharged but i didnt buy it

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
car was given as a gift

What was the dealer like?
dodgey

Driving it

1 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Without a doubt the worst car i have ever driven its embarressing to drive in town the racket the engine makes sounds like a 20 year old transit van.On the motorway it struggles to overtake anything going over 75 mph.Going up hills is horrific have rolled backwards down a hill once in it but luckily there was no one behind me.

What's it like to park?
Its nasty to park aswell having no powersteering and trying to ring it round is hard enough but with very poor visibillity you cant see when you are parking

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
yes the whole exhaust system has recenty rotted away the lights are stuck on volvo style the boot rotted out the the brakes are particlularly troublesome, the handbrake doesnt work on steep hills and the clutch has broke twice

What's most practical about your car?
the boot is reasonably spacious

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
there are not many has to be the radio even though one of the speakers has broken

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