1997 Ford Escort GTi 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland
Underpowered, but ultimately fun and affordable
Body work has a tendency to bubble.
Doors started to creak really badly.
Thumping sound when cornering at high speeds.
The leather interior and air-con make for a nice looking and comfortable interior.
White dials are also a nice touch.
Performance is not earth shattering, but my previous car was quicker so I wasn't expecting much.
Handling is quite nice and the power steering is slightly firmer than the previous motor, which gives a more direct feel.
OK on the twists and turns, but more of a cruising machine.
Nice body-kit, nothing too aggressive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th July, 2006