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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i LX 5d (1995/M)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i LX 5d (1995/M) - Owner Review

I brought it with 118k on the clock & have since done a furhter 20k in 10 months. Despite the faults, it keeps on going whatever the weather.
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Review submitted by
Simon Barnes on

Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I had the basic of all the models, no fog lights, spoiler, alloy wheels nothing sporty about it. i would get jealous of the gti's, rs2000's & cossies flying about so it said i wasn't adventourous... or very poor

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Rust bucket...

Would you buy this car again and why?
I wouldnt say no to a well maintained rs2000

What are you likely to buy next?
Focus, Astra

Buying experience

1 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£600

When did you buy the car?
February 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
-

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
-

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Loved the motorway journeys. Cruising at 70mph at 3,000rpm in best suited for this car. OK driving through town but its a heavy car for a 1.6 engine & it lacked excitement.

What's it like to park?
Parking was a doddle despite it being bigger than other hatchbacks

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Not much has gone right. Water pump, drive belt & cam belt went on the same day. Then pretty much the whole water system. Rust would appear every time i washed it.

What's most practical about your car?
I brought it with 118k on the clock & have since done a furhter 20k in 10 months. Despite the faults, it keeps on going whatever the weather.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Electric windows can be a novelty in old cars so happy to have them. Power steering also a must have.

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