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Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 GTi 5d (1997/R)

Ford Escort Hatchback 1.8 GTi 5d (1997/R) - Owner Review

boot size and legroom in front and back

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Review submitted by
Paul Fothergill on

Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
family like the half leather seats and expensive looks (styling parts bumber extras, skirts and alloys)

Would you buy this car again and why?
no, its a little bit thirsty on town miles

What are you likely to buy next?
mondeo or escort estate

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?
August 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
practical size, cheap to buy, good boot size for work use

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
sporty but slightly dated

What's it like to park?
very easy, good turn circle and very good view in mirrors

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
brake light switch failed meaning no brake lights, lock on drivers side door fails to lock car but does unlock

What's most practical about your car?
boot size and legroom in front and back

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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