1988 Ford Escort L 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland
An excellent first car. Definitely recommend it to new drivers
Rear wheel arches needed welding.
Some more welding under the car.
Replaced all the brake pads.
Replaced the fan thermostat as the fan would not switch on when the engine was hot.
This is my first car that I've purchased, but is the best that I have driven by far. It looks like it'll do around the 38 - 40 miles per gallon. Not bad for a car that I picked up for £40 down at a local car auction. Only needed some welding and new brakes to pass the M.O.T.
First gear is hard to find and most people who have driven my car have put it in reverse when pulling off at traffic lights (even those who have driven or own a Ford Escort).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd October, 2001