Ford Escort Review from Argentina

1998 Ford Escort Station Wagon diesel

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission diesel Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 miles
Most recent distance315000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz A-Class

Summary:

Excellent, reliable, safe family wagon!

Faults:

The headliner came almost completely loose after 200.000 kilometers.

The plastic of the bumpers is of such a low quality that they started to crack and fall of out of dryness, combined with the vibrations from the diesel (non-Ford) engine.

The locking points for the rear cargo liner broke after 200.000 kilometers.

Fuel lid locked up and had to be replaced at 300.000 kms.

General Comments:

Excellent, reliable car.

The engine wasn't Ford, but the body held together perfectly, especially considering the horrible conditions of the roads here.

All rubber seals, o-rings, switches, handles, cranks in perfect shape, all gauges on dashboard worked perfectly.

The car had an excellent ride on any road. Low center of gravity and firm ride made you feel like you were in a very safe car at any speed.

Highly recommended if you are on a budget, even though it's not the prettiest thing on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2010

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review