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Ford Escort Saloon 1.8D LX 4d (2000/V)

Ford Escort Saloon 1.8D LX 4d (2000/V) - Owner Review

Non-PAS models extremely heavy.
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Ford Escort Saloon (91-99)

Value

2 out of 5

Nil resale value.

Costs

3 out of 5

MPG good. Tax & insurance quite high.

Driving

3 out of 5

Non-PAS models extremely heavy.

Performance

4 out of 5

No gradual acceleration. Instant turbo cut in.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Regular oil and filter change makes a big difference.

Image

4 out of 5

Rear spoiler improves overall looks.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Lumbar support adds to comfort on long distances.

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Security

2 out of 5

Standard Ford imobiliser knackered, an easy target for stereo theft.

Service

1 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
Rear wheel arches rust quickly, and the Red paint turns PINK with age.

Engine
After powerwashing the turbo cuts out and smokes severely.

Gearbox
2nd gear grinds when changing (suspect synchromesh).

Other
Clutch problems after 60k miles.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No