1994 Ford Escort LX 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Could be worse!
Engine cutting out at traffic lights.
Failed NCT (MOT) with high emissions.
Cutting out at the lights was real pain in the rear end and trying unsuccessfully to get it fixed by proper Ford mechanics who played around with various sensors... I had to take matters into my own hands by adjusting the idle level to be slightly higher than it was... so now it never cuts out!
Other than drinking petrol, but anyone buying an older Ford doesn't buy them for fuel economy, it's not the worst of cars. Hopefully my tune won't change after another few thousand miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th May, 2001