1995 Ford Escort L 1.6i from UK and Ireland
I hate it
The boot doesn't open.
The rear view mirror fell off.
The alarm has a mind of its own.
Changed a brake light.
New suspension bush required.
Rust built up on rear arches.
2 new front tires.
The handbrake (P) light shows indefinitely.
Plastic from interior trim broke.
Cigarette lighter launches like a projectile missile. Now doesn't work.
This car is the worst car I have ever owned.
It handles like a boat. The suspension is too soft, which is good for tackling speed bumps at high speeds, but bad for cornering.
The performance is dismal. It sounds like a washing machine in high revs. It does have a twin cam DOHC engine, which is an improvement on the SOHC on the Mark 4.
The reliability is average. I will give it some credit here for not leaving me stuck on the hard shoulder of the M25. Yet.
The interior is cheap. Parts of it are scattered around the inside of my car including the rear view mirror, which after several attempts to glue it back on, I have left on the back seat.
Exterior.. Thunderbirds are go! Who designed this car? Was it some kind of promotional competition I missed out on in the early 90s?
Ford were on drugs when they designed this car.
Avoid like the plague.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th May, 2007
9th May 2007, 12:28
I agree. Worst car money can buy. I would rather be thrown in front of a moving train then buy one of these.
If your thinking of buying this car. Kill yourself first.
9th May 2007, 16:17
Why buy it then? Duh!
15th Jun 2010, 13:13
You bought a 12 year old cheap car then complain that it has a few minor faults?
Why didn't you to go to a windscreen fitters and get them to glue the mirror back on with their special glue?