1973 Ford Escort Reviews

1973 Ford Escort GT 1.3 from South Africa

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired219638 miles
Most recent distance221995 miles
Previous carDaewoo Lanos

Summary:

Priceless Street-level Bomb with class

Faults:

Gearbox developed a leak and the seals had to be replaced which cost R 1500 in parts and labour.

Accelerator cable snapped and needed to be replaced, could not find a replacement that easily.

Master Brake Cylinder developed a leak, problem solved by an expert mechanic for R 150.00.

General Comments:

This is a fantastic car to own, it is very cheap in terms of spares, what you have to understand is that old cars need and should be given constant attention, so that everything runs smoothly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2006

1973 Ford Escort Sport 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired182000 miles
Most recent distance214000 miles
Previous carHillman Imp

Summary:

Cool as ice: the best car I ever owned

Faults:

The bodywork started to get a bit rusty, so I had it spray-painted at my local garage at a really low price.

Clutch plate broke and had to be replaced after 195,000 miles.

Dynamo blew and had to be replaced after 199,000 miles.

Gearbox packed up and had to be replaced after 206,000 miles.

General Comments:

Bought a 27-year-old old Ford Escort mark one 1300 Sport for £100. Had it modified with Recaro sports seats and metallic yellow paint.

The clutch, ignition, gearbox and bodywork started to show their age.

But the rest of the car was as tough as old boots and never let me down.

After four years sold it on to a family friend for £250.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2004

17th Feb 2005, 06:57

I own a 73 1300 super! it's a awesome car mate. all I had to do was recondition the gearbox and replace the clutch. have a bit of a vibration at about 4000rpm though. happy motoring.

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