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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6 Finesse 5d (1999/S)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.6 Finesse 5d (1999/S) - Owner Review

The Luggage & Seating Capacity. Engine Power & Comfort.

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Review submitted by
Jason Duncombe on

Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
This Car says 'You can live and drive practically, reliably and in comfort without paying a premium price' 'Buying a Ford is the future'

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Our Family like the appearance, power and style of the car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes we would buy this car again, because it is practical, reliable and simple.

What are you likely to buy next?
Our next car is likely to be the Ford C-Max.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
May 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
The Car was advertised as £1800, we got £600 Part Exchange for the 1998 Renault Megane. The dealer included 6months Tax, New Front Brake Discs & Pads which were changed and fitted prior to sale.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
We previously owned a 1998 Renault Megane, this car experienced a number of expensive faults and so we decided to change it for a reliable car. So we found a reliable dealer and found this gem.

What was the dealer like?
The dealer was kind, friendly and knew the car industry. He previously worked as a technical engineer at Ford. He advised us as to any problems and so on and so forth. Essex Specialist Cars.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
The Car is smooth to drive, clean change into Gears, Accelerates Well on Motorway & In town, Very Good Braking Power. Little windnoise on motorway. Quiet Car to drive.

What's it like to park?
It is a very easy car to park in the tightest of spaces.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The Car has had the following replaced / repaired: Rear Back Box & Centre Exhast, Front Wishbones Left & Right, Washer Bottle Replacement, Welding on Rear Subframe, Front Bumper (Accident Damage, New Battery (Lasted 10 Years!) Replacement Keys

What's most practical about your car?
The Luggage & Seating Capacity. Engine Power & Comfort.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Electric Windows, Air Conditioning & Alloy Wheels.

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