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FORD ESCORT Estate 1990‑2001
5 owner reviews for FORD ESCORT Estate 1990‑2001
Sturdy and mechanical
FORD ESCORT 1.6 GLX 5dr Auto (Review date: 15th October '14)
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.
Ford Escort Finesse 1.6 Estate
FORD ESCORT 1.6 Finesse 5dr (Review date: 3rd May '11)
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.
White Ford Escort estate, 98 Diesel. work horse.
FORD ESCORT 1.8D Pop 3dr (Review date: 31st January '11)