1994 Ford Escort CL 1.4




- The framework was rusting all the time on certain places.

- The brakes went wild one time and kept pressing the brake pads to the wheels. Started burning :s.

- The clutch cable was tearing up every two months or so.

General Comments:

- Low performance.

- High fuel Consumption.

- The handling was very hard and slow.

- Not a very reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th May, 2009

1991 Ford Escort CLX 1.8 diesel


Slow, but cheap and modest oil burner


Nothing bigger and expensive went bad. Never let me down in 5 years and 100.000 km.

Regular service every 10.000 km (oil, filters) at independent mechanic. Changed belt at 200.000 km.

Some problems with suspension (stabilizer, rear shock absorber)

Valves very noisy and feel like they are doing their last km, but has been so since I got it.

Body shows it's age (rust, scratches).

General Comments:

Low fuel consumption for engine this old (1.8l 44 KW). Once did 50 mpg driving very soft and without bigger acceleration. In average returns 45 mpg and can never consume more than 35 mpg even if driving very hard (90 mph highway, urban cycle with acceleration).

Absolute nightmare for overtaking (factory specification 18 s from 0 to 60 mph!), have to be very careful not to overestimate his performance. If driving hard very loud and feels faster than it is. 4th gear pulls from 30 mph through 100 mph on the counter. 2nd gear goes till 50 mph on the counter, which is very high for this oil-burner.

Without any equipment (no steering wheel, power windows, ABS, central locking...).

Cheap to maintain. Spacy, a lot of room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2004

26th Mar 2005, 04:20

I agree with your comments.

I had the same car and I have also problems with the power windows and the power keys (i place them on 95-original parts) but windows stuck -usually when they opened and I was very unhappy with that.

I sold it on 99.


1993 Ford Escort clx 1.6




Now nothing yet.

General Comments:

The engine is very loud, nothing else.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2003

1st Jun 2003, 00:37

You must have owned this car for a whole month... You don't have any comments worth reading. "The engine is loud"??? Come back when you have something to review.