1979 Ford Escort Reviews

1979 Ford Escort 1.6 GL mk2 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance220200 kilometres

Summary:

For $600 off a elderly couple, it's a bargain and a half

Faults:

General rust all through the car, especially in the boot where the water has been running down the back windows and into the boot (the seal could be gone). There are other rust markings on the car where the previous owner has tried to patch them up, didn't do a bad job with it, and the body work still looks OK.

Engine seems fine, the car was owned by an elderly couple with a family for its entire life.

The front seats are wearing, as well as the seat-belts.

The carpets in the front have been cut out since I got the car, due to my feet slipping when driving.

General Comments:

They are not the most roomy cars, the driver's seat is so far forward, but it might work well this way, because it doesn't seem to bother me too much while driving.

The back seems pretty comfy, so my friends should be happy, but I don't really care, cos I'll be driving. Hope it's comfy for the ladies as well.

I think twin black racing strikes and a spoiler would complete the look of this mean yellow racer.

I'm pretty happy with it, seeing as it's my first car. Hopefully she holds out for a few years more, and maybe she'll get a bit of work done to her.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2002

1979 Ford Escort Mk2 Popular 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1979
Engine and transmission 1.1
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10

Faults:

Battery, alternator, starter motor, clutch, brakes, radiator, thermostat, engine.

General Comments:

Very nice car. I would definitely recommend a restored MK2 in orange.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 1999

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews