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

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

Its pretty good on petrol

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Review submitted by
Kirsty Miller on

Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
kinda says that you dont really care what car you drive as long as it gets from A to B

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
I havent really had too many comments about it, other than that its good coz its cheap to fill up

Would you buy this car again and why?
Not a chance. the worse idea ever. 5 doors and no central locking! WHAT!!! slow, rusty, bad handling, drinks oil (it goes from the top marker to the bottom marker on the dip stick in 500 miles). I guess its alright if you just want a cheap run around

What are you likely to buy next?
Something smaller in size and lighter. A Nova GTE or GSi would be good (had one in the past and miss it so much) or a Clio Williams. Depends on the money situation

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
April 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I needed a fairly cheap reliable car quickly

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

1 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Slow accelleration, handles badly, brakes are rubbish, no power steering, however it doesnt feel too heavy even with 4 passengers and once it gets going it doesnt struggle to comfortably do 80-90mph

What's it like to park?
OK, no power steering though makes it a bit harder

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes, the revs take ages to die down, causing revving when i change gear, and it drinks oil like anything. the breaks tend to overheat also

What's most practical about your car?
Its pretty good on petrol

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The little boot popper thing in the foot well!

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