1988 Ford Escort Popular 1.3 from UK and Ireland
For an OAP it can run fast, and without squeaking
To get it through the first MOT:
Welding, Exhaust, Handbrake cable, Headlight switch and two new tires.
Then the fan belt went, luckily not far from home!
My next MOT, was just some welding.
It hates the cold weather!
Has a few rust spots, but they are easily rubbed down and re-painted.
I've had to use my electronics knowledge to fix the wiper switch and the heater for the rear windscreen.
Bearing in mind that the car had been sat in a garage for 5 years before I got it, I'm quite happy with the quality.
The interior has quite obviously aged, the dash has a few scrapes, the seats have a bit of water damage and I've had to put a steering wheel cover on to stop my hands sticking to the rubber. But it's my first car, and I love it!
When it's warm, it accelerates nicely, and can pull away from traffic lights faster than some newer cars!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th March, 2005