Ford Escort Reviews from Turkey

1996 Ford Escort CLX 16V 1.6

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance115000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 740

Summary:

Very good allrounder!

Faults:

The interiors peeled and came out from some places.

Air condition works noisy.

Back door suspensions gone off.

Right side door locked permanently.

Key code gone off.

General Comments:

All of these problems are easy and cheap to solve.

My Escort has a very low fuel consumption and great steering with its Zetec engine.

Altough it is a comfortable allround wagon car, available seat positions are not enough for people who are taller than 180 cm.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2004

1997 Ford Escort CLX 1.6

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 kilometres
Most recent distance87000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Applause

Summary:

I really recommend an Escort

Faults:

I had problems with a by-pass ventilator.

On the 49,000th kilometer the clutch broke down while I was driving at 160 km/h.

I had to change the brake-discs because of the cracks on the surface.

I still have problems with the by-pass ventilator and oxygen sensor.

Fuse box has some problems.

Some accessories like A/C, rear-screen and wind-screen wipers may stop working without any reason.

General Comments:

In spite of all the serious problems I had and high costs of servicing, it is really a good car (still looks more attractive than the Focus).

Suspension and handling characteristics are really good and its torque is high on low revs.

I am planning to buy an XR3i.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2001

7th Sep 2001, 12:17

Hi, I own an Escort CLX 1.4i 1997, I have it over a year with no real problems.. but over the last few weeks I have noticed what sounds like a hollow sound coming from the back right hand wheel... I've only recently got a new exhaust on it so it's not that.. have you any suggestions..???

Row.

6th Feb 2002, 16:41

My catalytic converter went with only 29,000 on the clock of a '97 model. Very disappointed at Ford's response.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews