2000 Ford Escort Finesse 1.6 16v Zetec from UK and Ireland
Among the few remaining classiest looking and performing Escorts left
Escort drives like new, even though its done almost 54,000 miles.
Very good on fuel.
Very quiet and refined; makes a beautiful purring sound in second gear at low speed!
Surprisingly nippy for a 1.6; easily outpaces the sportiest of boy racers at the lights!
Dodgy image is greatly improved when Escort is in metallic Moondust silver with 3-spoke SI alloys and rear spoiler like mine.
Mine being the Latest model means it has factory 3rd brake light and digital mileage counter (2000 on).
Just as good as the Focus, but just lacks rear space.
Could do with remote alarm to add to the central locks too, But I can have that fitted!
I've owned a later shape Escort Ghia before on N plate, drove excellently even after 135,000 miles.
So I'm certain I'll have very few problems with my V reg Finesse.
Only thing I resent is that Escort suffers very unfairly from depreciation having been replaced by Focus.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th May, 2003