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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i Finesse 5d (1998/S)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6i Finesse 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

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Review submitted by
Sj Smith on

Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Dont mess!!!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Its a pile of crap, its ugly but its quick,

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes but one with lower mileage and newer

What are you likely to buy next?
Vauxhall astra GSI turbo.

Buying experience

2 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£2,600

When did you buy the car?
April 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
-

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It was kitted at the time

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very quick. 1st gear accelerates to 35mph, 2nd gear accelerates to 60mh, 3rd gear accelerates to 90mph, 4th gear accelerates to 110mh, 5th gear accelerates to 130mph YES 130mph. Handling is unbelievable (if you drive it properly.

What's it like to park?
Good, depends if you can park or not doesnt it!!

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes, its an S plate and done 153,000 miles. So obviously!! i have had done the following:- the wishbones replaced twice, gearbox replaced, exhaust welded, new engine mount, new clutch and ratchet twice, cambelt changed twice, new brakes several times, dashboard lights dont work, new automatic adjuster on handbrake, several sets of new tyres, susension rack tightened. thats it to date. Will update next week :-(

What's most practical about your car?
Spacious.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Air conditioning

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