1994 Ford Escort LX 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland
Rubbish is the only word I would describe it as
I don't know where to start with this car because it was the biggest mistake I made in my life.
The car was great looking because it had a sporty look.
It was an Orion with an Escort badge which was very unusual.
We only had our car months before it broke down.
After that our car must have broken down about 10 times.
After the last time it broke down we took it to our local Ford dealer for an explanation to why our car was being pushed rather than driven, they told us that the car needed a new engine which would cost us £1,000, we could not afford this so we traded it in for a brand new Escort.
The Ford dealers were very unhelpful and they were very ignorant towards us.
I don't know why we ever traded it in for another Escort, but we did anyway, the car received was excellent, very reliable and great looking.
The car was the worst car we ever bought and we have bought so many new cars.
If you ever see a Ford Orion with an Escort badge, then my advice to you is don't buy it, you don't know what you could be letting yourself in for.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th October, 2001
22nd Nov 2001, 04:48
I'm sorry about all the bad things that have happened to your car. There is nothing worse than someone, especially a car lover buying a car that turns into an unreliable piece of junk. These batch of Escorts aren't meant to be the greatest, but by 1994, before the last face lift, they were getting better.
The one thing I would say don't do is to rip all of the Escort saloons together. Unfortunately for you, you got a bad one out of a mediocre bunch. I have a friend who owns one and it has not been a bad car, in-fact it has been a particularly good one. My point is you should just be big enough to admit it is just your car that is the crap one here - not the whole bunch.