Ford Escort Reviews from Portugal

1991 Ford Escort clx station 1.4

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 9

Summary:

Reliable bargain

Faults:

Muffler got holes, brake pads worn, brake discs worn, head lights stop working, clutch worn, roof lining is falling down, suspension is worn, silent blocks started making tac tac,wheel bearings are worn,

General Comments:

Has very poor power, no power steering, brakes very poorly, interiors are very bad quality, it´s very reliable, good for medium range distances.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th December, 2005

1990 Ford Escort CLX 1.3 carburettor

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 carburettor Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 kilometres
Most recent distance88000 kilometres
Previous carSimca 1301 Special

Summary:

A good car... in the beginning of the 90s

Faults:

Fuel tank level, it's not trusty, the system is weak (this system was reviewed 3 times and keeps the same).

Gear-box could be better.

Steering wheel turns are exaggerated.

Roadholding is inconstant... especially in curves.

Trunk cable is always breaking.

Bonnet system is for experts, I can't open it easily (if the car burns... bye bye...).

Seat rails are broken, sometimes it is difficult to drive.

The plastic screws are weak, the plastic behind the driver and passenger seats is at risk of falling down.

There's no light in the glove compartment.

The sunroof is good for water infiltration.

Rust near the trunk glass.

Parking brake is too vertical.

The 1300 engine, it's a turtle until 80 km/h, above 120 Km/h... watch out... the car is about to take off.

General Comments:

The car is nice to drive.

In the interior is quite silent.

It's roomy. But the seats are too high for tall people.

The car plastic has good quality except the gear lever.

The clutch is soft.

This car, it's not bad, in spite of all defects, but could be better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2001

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews