1991 Ford Escort Reviews - Page 16 of 16

1991 Ford Escort LX 1.9 S.E.F.I from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 S.E.F.I Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired102733 miles
Most recent distance188027 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Colt

Summary:

Fun little car/V6 Camaro eater - Love it

Faults:

Timing belt broke.

Repaired wiper assembly due to age.

General Comments:

One of the best cars that I have owned, would buy another '91-'96 Escort if the need should be. Just did 548 miles on 13.1 gallons of gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2000

1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8 litre from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 litre Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired3472 miles
Most recent distance134576 miles
Previous carFord Escort GT

Summary:

Still running strong, the last car I want to buy

Faults:

Transmission needed rebuilding.

Water pump.

General Comments:

Flooded twice up over the roof, involved in 8 major accidents most above $2,500. Engine runs great. Upgraded suspension will outrun and handle my Dad's new Taurus SHO.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2000

1991 Ford Escort Popular 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance224000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Cheap and reliable

Faults:

The car had a new clutch at 15OK and 221k. Brake pads lasted around 30k as did the tyres. As far as I know the last owner had one set of shocks at 108k. Services were also every 10k rather than the recommended 6k.

General Comments:

The car never failed an MOT whilst I owned it and was on its original engine and gearbox. Sadly I only got £750 when I sold it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2000

1991 Ford Escort Cosworth 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Brakes were unreliable.

Electrics played up a bit.

General Comments:

Great car to drive with lots of power behind it - only wish they were still making them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8 16v dohc from North America

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v dohc
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

160k miles:

-alternator died.

-rear brake caliper broke.

-coolant overflow leak.

-bent rear trailing arm (minor bend).

-window seals have leak which can make the windows difficult to roll up from time to time.

General Comments:

The engine is a tank. This car has seen 7 grand (redline) very often. No engine problems. It's been in 6 major accidents - in excess of 2500 dollars in repairs each time (body work). Factory stereo was first to go. Did suspension work - car turns on a dime at 60mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

25th Mar 2005, 14:22

I might get that car and your info made my decision.

1991 Ford Escort Popular 1.3 HCS petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.3 HCS petrol
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10

Faults:

Suspension bushes.

Suspension parts.

Seat frame.

Seat frame mounts.

Major engine problems.

Rusty bodywork.

Rear heater and rear wipe electrics.

And probably more, I just can't remember, there has been so much hassle with it.

General Comments:

I would not recommend a second hand Ford to anyone because of the trouble I have

had with mine and reports from my friends.

They're cheap until the breakdown.

People say it's easy to get bits for them but the newer Mk5 is hard to get second hand parts for. NEVER AGAIN!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 1998

1991 Ford Escort GT Not sure from North America

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission Not sure
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

As soon as the extended warranty ran out, the compressor for the air conditioner broke...brake replacement and repair regularly...leak in coolant overflow reservoir...

General Comments:

Overall...great car for the cost...still running well at 130,000 miles...HORRIBLE stock radio...excellent mileage...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

1991 Ford Escort Popular 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Rusty for the age of car, required drivers side sill welding already. Rear shocks replaced after 60k miles. Clutch, exhaust and alternator replaced after 70k miles. Engine clatter after 60k miles due to poor quality of 1.3HCS engine. Boot leaks and spare tyre recess fills with water.

General Comments:

Don't buy models equipped with the 1.3HCS engine.

Reliable car to get from A to B, always starts first time. Parts are very economical.

Can get up to 40mpg on motorways, but generally 30-32mpg around town.

Engine noisy when driving on motorways.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 63 reviews