1988 Ford Escort L 1.3 OHV from UK and Ireland
Great first car experience!!
Nothing has actually gone wrong with the car since my ownership. The gearbox seals (small leak) and front shock absorbers had to be replaced (leak) after a month (the car had been stood in dry storage for 3 years before I started using it!).
Been using the car for 2 years now, and clocked up 26,000 with no problems!!
Has been well maintained all its life, and I've continued to look after the car with good oil (5w30w PS), plugs, filters etc...
The Escort also has NO RUST!!... It has never been taken out in the rain since I acquired it, I've continued to wash and wax the car on a regular basis, and the paintwork still looks stunning and no rust has appeared!
This is my first car, and it's been a great experience, very fun to drive even for such a small engine. I'm glad I've experienced a semi old car, as I feel it's made me a better driver for the future (I got the car at 18).
I don't plan to sell it any time soon; with only 45,800 miles on the 1.3 OHV engine, the car runs very smoothly and returns great MPG.
Top speed: 100MPH!! (Scary)
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I can highly recommend a Ford Escort Mk4. Find one that's been well looked after, and continue to maintain it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2011