1995 Ford Escort Encore 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Big waste of money
Brakes squeak all the time, this is very annoying.
Two weeks after I bought the car the alternator overcharged the battery and broke (the dealer tryed to force me to pay for the battery).
Uneven tire wear.
Air bag light keeps flashing.
Ford dealers need shooting! They are unhelpful, arrogant and they always blame the owner for the various faults which occur with the car. I will never get a car from a Ford dealer again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th November, 2000
25th Dec 2000, 13:34
I've just bought an Escort Encore, and while I agree Ford dealers are less than useful, the car is faultless! Reliable, comfortable, and a sensible price to buy and insure. I would recommend it very highly to anyone.
10th Aug 2002, 17:09
I also agree about Ford dealers they are arrogant, unhelpful and unfriendly, but my Escort is the best car I have ever bought, it is reliable, comfortable and a pleasure to drive and own.
7th Oct 2005, 12:26
Your brakes squeak because you are using a low quality brake pad.
Unfortunate about the dealership.
Uneven tire wear, you need an alignment.
The air bag light keeps flashing because there is a spring (with a current) in the steering wheel that makes contact with the air bag; when the spring gets sticky (loses contact) the light comes on.
I hope these help you fix your car.