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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6 Finesse 5d (2000/W)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6 Finesse 5d (2000/W) - Owner Review

It is just a no frills A to B car. Everything that is on the car seems to work.

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Review submitted by
Steven Anderson on

Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
The car is just a "No frills" car to get me from A to B It does not get seem to get noticed, That is not a bad thing.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They seem to think it is OK

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would not buy this car again as it is a little dated looking now. But I would sure buy another Ford.

What are you likely to buy next?
I am just going to run this car until it drops. So I am expecting another 3 years out of it. I will probably buy a Ford Focus next.

Buying experience

3 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?
September 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes I thought I got a good deal It had only done 66,000 Miles and was a one owner car. I saw a brand new Ford focus on there drive I guess they just wanted rid of the car. It was up for sale for £1250, I bidded them down to £1000. With 1 years MOT on and 7 months road tax I got a bargain. You could see the car had been well looked after.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Need a "No frills" car to get me to work and back. Something I can leave anywhere and it is not going to get a second look from the car vandals. Yet something that is not going to get laughed at.

What was the dealer like?
Private sale!!

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It is very easy to drive. It is not a "Drivers car" like some of the cars I have had before. It seems to understeer a bit at speed.

What's it like to park?
It is very easy to park and the steering is very light. It has PAS

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
I have had the car for a year now and the only thing I have had to buy was 2 new tyres for the back.

What's most practical about your car?
It is just a no frills A to B car. Everything that is on the car seems to work.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The car is very basic compaired to some of the gadgets you get on new cars. The sunroof, for the 2 sunny days a year we get is the only accessory it seems to have.

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