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Ford Escort Saloon 1.8TD LX 4d (1995/M)

Ford Escort Saloon 1.8TD LX 4d (1995/M) - Owner Review

Handles really well for a big car (and there is plenty of boot space).
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Ford Escort Saloon (91-99)

Value

4 out of 5

Not Bad. Got mine for £500 with a 12month ticket. There are better cars around though.

Costs

4 out of 5

Old fashioned diesel engines, around 40-45mpg. Parts not too bad - but I'm running mine into the ground - drive it till it breaks.

Driving

3 out of 5

Handles really well for a big car (and there is plenty of boot space).

Performance

3 out of 5

See above - not good by nowadays standards. Useless without the turbo which doesn't come in until 3000 revs and it redlines at 4000. Hmm…

Reliability

5 out of 5

Something about Fords - they keep going no matter how knackered.

Image

4 out of 5

Looks terrible with wheel discs - alloys make it quite nice looking.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Great for motorways - very comfortable car. (You need a new stereo though, the standard is pants)

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Security

4 out of 5

Old Ford = Not secure as standard. Then again the TD badge makes it less attractive.

Service

5 out of 5

Can't say - a lot of things gone wrong though see below.

Problems

Bodywork
No Problems at all - No rust, just usual scratches.

Engine
Diesel engines go forever, even when hammered.

Gearbox
Ford do make good gearboxes. Synchro is on the way out though it doesn't like changing at high revs.

Other
CV joints gone, ball joints gone, engine mounts loose, electrical problems. Fuel injector started leaking. Blocked breather pipes. Brake warning light keeps coming on (is it safe?)

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