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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.3 Encore 3d (1995/M)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.3 Encore 3d (1995/M) - Owner Review

its an escort so decent boot size, space inside.

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Review submitted by
Dan Ainsworth on

Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
not a lot really, its an escort at the end of the day.

Would you buy this car again and why?
this was my second escort, i would buy again, a 1.6 or 1.8 gti.

What are you likely to buy next?
a volvo 440 1.8

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?
October 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
bit of a bargain really, £75, tax and MOT was only for 1 month but that didnt worry me since i was getting another car at end of month.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
needed something untill i had more money to get a better car.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
1.3 is too slow for the size and weight of an escort, you have to really thrash it to get any kind of performance. my advice is to go for a 1.6 or 1.8.

What's it like to park?
no power steering makes it a bit harder, but once you get it moving its easy enougth.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
2nd gear was very temperemtal, took a few goes to put it into gear. apart from that, not 2 much to worry about.

What's most practical about your car?
its an escort so decent boot size, space inside.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
no gadgets on this one, very sparse,no central locking, power steering etc.

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