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FORD ESCORT Estate 1990‑2001

3.9
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liufa

Sturdy and mechanical

FORD ESCORT 1.6 GLX 5dr Auto (Review date: 15th October '14)

4.3

Pretty good car for the price one pays. When I bought it idea was to run it to the ground and sell it to scrap yard, and it took a while. One thing that broke down was clutch pedal that I had no other choice but to fix. However I managed to get back from Stansted to Basingstoke without clutch by force switching gears and that's something. Driving is very ''mechanical' it's similar to driving a wan, one can feel gears switch, pedals require force to press, steering wheel is hard. It holds all right on the road. Comfort wise it's not that sort of car. Economy-wise would do around 45MPG. Bottom line very good value for the money.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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edwardM

My Pal

FORD ESCORT 1.3 Encore 5dr (Review date: 22nd July '11)

5

This car has been very helpful to me and I shall miss it.

It has never let me down and it will do the same for the next owner.

The main reason I found it useful is its adaptability.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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johnB

Fordor Ford Escort Estate

FORD ESCORT 1.8TDi Finesse 5dr (Review date: 1st July '11)

3.5

An excellent car for its year. Runs very well on filtered frying oil. High cost of Road tax and poor co2 emissions are negatives.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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ianB

Ford Escort Finesse 1.6 Estate

FORD ESCORT 1.6 Finesse 5dr (Review date: 3rd May '11)

4

This particular model was built towards the end of the Escort production and is very highly equipped. Remember that Ford had to produce Escorts alongside the replacement Focus for a couple of years, the old model was that good.

In practical terms, the estate has been excellent at transporting pushchairs, dogs, purchases from builders merchants (not all at the same time though!)

Performance is ideal for sustained motorway speeds of A road driving, expect to get 350 to 400 miles on a tankful. Town driving is simple, the clutch is light and easily controlable and all round visibility makes parking a breeze, power steering helps as well.

Maintenance costs are low, as you would expect from a mass manufactured car. When things do go wrong, obtaining spares is never a problem.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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kevinM

White Ford Escort estate, 98 Diesel. work horse.

FORD ESCORT 1.8D Pop 3dr (Review date: 31st January '11)

2.8

What can a say, has the usual bumps and scrapes as most old work cars do, has never let me down on a winter morning, always starts first time It's got over 140 on the clock and I drive around 90km a day. Has brand new brakes and tyres. Over all very reliable but very unatrative.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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