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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i LX 5d (1997/P)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i LX 5d (1997/P) - Owner Review

Affordable parts.

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Review submitted by
Scott Turner on

Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Didnt take time to find something more up together.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
"we used to have one of them" everyone had one in the day.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No there getting old and a lot have gone forever with poor rustproofing banger racing knackered engines and the scrappage scheme got rid of a few as well .the ones remaining are either on their last legs broken for spares or oap owned.parts arnt as easy to find at scrapyards anymore as you dont see that many there now.

What are you likely to buy next?

Buying experience

4 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?
January 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Escorts are cheap market.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?
Selling several cars at once so answering questions wasnt his cuppa tea on the day.

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Being a 1.6 its not for sitting in the outside lane with as 5th gear acceleration is dog slow but average in 1st 2nd and 3rd.30mph in 4th would give a quiet drive in urban areas.didnt hold the road that well in the winter once lost the back end did a 180 hit the kerb buckled the wheel.5mph faster id have hit a lampost.

What's it like to park?
Pretty easy.visibilty was good.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Clutch went at a red light on tuesday whilst staying up north and on the way home on friday the alternator cable broke.

What's most practical about your car?
Affordable parts.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Interior boot release when it worked.

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