1993 Ford Escort Reviews - Page 15 of 21

1993 Ford Escort clx 1.6 from Slovenia

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 155

Summary:

Good

Faults:

Now nothing yet.

General Comments:

The engine is very loud, nothing else.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2003

1st Jun 2003, 00:37

You must have owned this car for a whole month... You don't have any comments worth reading. "The engine is loud"??? Come back when you have something to review.

1993 Ford Escort xr3i convertable 1.8i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin mini

Summary:

Stunning Street Car

Faults:

Gearbox went just after I brought it.

Lower arms were worn.

Exhaust was loose.

General Comments:

This car is lovely to drive, comfortable, quick and looks great with the roof down.

Especially for a girl!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2003

1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance121000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Rabbit

Summary:

Excellent, inexpensive decent little car!

Faults:

Air conditioning leaked year I got the car. Had to find a black market freon guy to refill it and patch the hole.

Prior to me getting the car, the original owner had to get the steering column tightened or something (on warranty).

At about 100,000km had all the braked and struts done, front and back.

Lived in a cold climate this year (2002-03)(got as cold as -35 C) and locking device on driver side broke when I put key in lock due to frozen weather. Locks always were a bit sticky on cool weather, but now I cannot open driver door from outside with key. Once unlocked, handle works perfectly fine. Lock de-ice or WD40 did not help. (I will have to take door panel off and fix).

Interior immaculate (cloth seats). Heat/AC works perfectly, cigarette lighter (tho I never use it) perfect, vent in perfect shape (not broken), windows open perfect, tho driver side can get sticky sometimes.

General Comments:

Will I ever find such a decent reliable and mostly _inexpensive car_ again? I doubt it!

Excellent on gas. Comfortable on highway. Does not burn oil. Runs like new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2003

1993 Ford Escort LX 1.8 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance149888 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Best car I've ever had

Faults:

Front anti roll bar mounts.

CV boots.

Rear wheel bearing perished.

Loose front seats.

Central locking played up.

General Comments:

I have owned that car now for just a year, I'm very happy with it being a diesel its no the nippiest, but I did not buy it for that, the diesel engine has superb fuel economy its unbeatable. I can get 400 miles out of a tank easily, I run the car mostly on short journeys, but on the motorway it will quite happily sit at 2200 rpm in 5th at 70mph.

When I first bought the car there was a knocking noise coming form the front, with the front wheels off and poking around with a crow bar the anti roll bar was very lose. The rubbers were just £4 each from the ford dealer, the difficult bit was fitting them, the two bolts are very poorly positioned, but once done you can forget about them.

I bought the car in May 2002, K-Reg with 140,000 for £950, its coming up for its 150,000 anniversary soon and still chugging along, luckily the interior is not too worn. The drivers seat has a second adjuster for the tilt, but over time this has meant another thing to go wrong, but after I took the seat out and taped the runners in a bit it does not move as much.

The rear wheel bearing perished, it started with just a low sound above the road noise, but with the rear drum brake off it revealed that one of the balls had split, this did not brake that bank either at just £30.

I really enjoy the car, although the steering took a while of getting used to as it has no power steering, which does not affect normal driving, just parking really, I think it makes you park better as you get it right first time every time as you know that adjustments are not the easiest.

As fate would have it the worst problem was when I went on holiday when the central locking would not respond, being on holiday I could not really strip it all down, but luckily the boot is not included in the central locking circuit so locking the doors from the inside then climbing out the boot seemed to work. When I got home I took the drivers motor apart to find that one of the sliding contacts was a bit low so a simply raising it with a screw driver solved it.

Although I like the car the time has come when you want something faster, so I'm now looking at mondeos, but I'm going to make sure the escort goes to a good home.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2003

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 82 reviews