Ford Escort Reviews from India

1997 Ford Escort LX 1.8 diesel

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.8 diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance69500 kilometres

Summary:

Luxury car for cheap price in used car market

Faults:

Poor pickup and speed

High Spare part costs

Spare part availability issue

Dealer support not satisfactory

Frequent visits to the mechanic

Low ground clearance

Not so good road visibility.

General Comments:

Not a good car for performance drivers

Good mileage even with AC

Good handling

Handles well during cornering and sudden braking

Excellent leg room and boot space

Can comfortably accommodate 5 people

FORD safety features

Ideal car for good comfort for the price in the used car market

I love this car being this is my life's first car, though it has some maintenance issues, the car has never let down anywhere... perhaps ford reconsiders to upgrade the car with new engines and relaunches.. it will be a real hit... the car has that much in it...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2007

1997 Ford Escort 1.8 diesel

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8 diesel Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 kilometres
Most recent distance89000 kilometres

Summary:

Wonder car from Ford!!

Faults:

Not the best first gear response. But I guess this is a compromise with diesel cars.

My car's AC has reduced effect and needs to be checked.

Only repair till date has been a clutch wheel replacement costing me Rs.800/-

General Comments:

Elegence with high level of comfort!!

Excellent interiors and boot space.

Very impressive mileage:

12-13 km/ltr within city (without AC)

11 km/ltr within city (with AC)

18-19 km/ltr on long runs (without AC)

17 km/ltr on long runs (with AC)

Strong & sturdy body with excellent safety features.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2006

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews