1992 Ford Escort LX 1.8 Injection from UK and Ireland
A good All rounder, powerful bargain with a lively Drive
I have noticed that bypasses have been ran from the fuse box.
My Dash Lights, Rear lights and Reverse lights all went, this was a fuse box related problem, common on these. A bypass was a cheap fix, but a replacement is the only option if you are going to be keeping the car, you can get a secondhand g/teed one for less that £40, or a new one for £300!!
My model likes to drink a lot of petrol, OK on long drives, but town and short trips, you can expect to fill up quite often!
At 65000 my gearbox has started to slip, ill let you know how serious this is!
Coolant leak, I believe it is the water pump, had this fault when you bought it. still to get it fixed. the car keeps going though!
Apart from the above the car has never fails me to start.
Handles well and the suspension really feels firm and the power steering does give you good feedback and you can actually almost feel the road throught the wheel. I am always surprised at how you can throw this car around, but in the wet I would recommend better tires, it feels loose on a wet road.
Nice car to dive for the price, a slight rattle sometimes, I also get a slight humming sound, but overall Not bad!
Gear Changes are smooth, the ratios are perfect for pulling away and away and AWAY in all gears. But that's 16v for you!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th June, 2004