1998 Ford Escort Estate 1.4
Worst car ever - total letdown
Elevating cylinders for back door wore out.
Door seals came off.
Badly rusted sills and doors.
Lights for instrument panel disappeared.
Rear view mirror came off.
Wiper arms came loose.
Tracking wrong several times.
Leaking cylinder head cover.
The Catalytic converter pulverized.
Heated seat short circuited.
Fuel tank cover destroyed.
Electric wiring for interior lighting and brake lights.
Brake pistons broke.
Spent approx £1500 on lots of faults with the front wheels/steering so far. Still problems.
Idle running unstable.
And lots more...
It's a bit too small for an estate.
The 1.4 litre I've got has really high running costs. Fuel consumption is unbelievable: to go 10 km its got to consume 1,1 litre. The timing belt has to be renewed every 60,000 km. I've followed the service intervals closely, still it tends to keep falling apart. To this date it hasn't had one MOT free of faults. The quality of the build is not good. It even squeaks all over when driving.
This car is the best reason for never buying a Ford again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th May, 2007
My man, if you really have all those problems, I would have to guess that your car went for at least 400,000 km. After all, it is not an expensive car, and they never said it would last so long. Sorry to disappoint you.
What do you expect when you crash a car. how else do you destroy the gas tank cover?