Owners' Review

Choose a different review

Ford Escort Saloon 1.6i LX 4d (1995/N)

Ford Escort Saloon 1.6i LX 4d (1995/N) - Owner Review

Engine quite refined, but ride is very firm and takes some getting used to. Suffers a lot with tyre noise above 40 mph.
3

Want to know everything there is to know about this car? Then click on a link to see other car buying advice and help including car reviewscar valuations and cars for sale.

Review submitted by
Anonymous on

Ford Escort Saloon (91-99)

Value

4 out of 5

Good value for money and generous equipment levels.

Costs

3 out of 5

Insurance not bad, but fuel consumption disappointing for a car of this size. Previous car was larger and with a bigger engine size and was much more economical.

Driving

4 out of 5

Engine quite refined, but ride is very firm and takes some getting used to. Suffers a lot with tyre noise above 40 mph.

Performance

3 out of 5

Adequate but previous CVH units livelier than the 16V engines.

Reliability

4 out of 5

No problems what-so-ever mechanically and only glitch was a failed ignition barrel which involved car being towed to the dealers, as no key would turn in the barrel.

Image

2 out of 5

No Escort will ever set your pulse rating although sporty GTi and Mexico models much more pleasing on the eye.

Comfort

4 out of 5

As with most Fords, seats supportive and interior of car is smart and functional. Adjustable steering wheel would have been nice though as drivers over 6ft might struggle to find a comfortable position.

Get an Insurance Quote

We've gathered the biggest companies on the market in one place to save you money.

Insurance group: 15

Security

3 out of 5

It was there every morning when I left the house!

Service

3 out of 5

Took 3 separate visits to sort out a flashing airbag warning light, but staff were courteous enough.

Problems

Bodywork
Good - seemed to resist stone chips quite well.

Engine
Reliable enough, although sometimes it would cut out on very cold mornings.

Gearbox
As with all Fords, excellent.

Other
Just the airbag warning light and ignition lock barrel mentioned above.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes