19th Dec 2000, 23:25

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself...

10th May 2001, 04:40

It doesn't matter which Ford garage you go to, they all seem unhelpful. They even stiff you when making deals. I made deal with them and in consequence canceled another deal with another car company. When I went back to Ford to buy the car they said that they could no longer make the deal. I have since gone back to where I made the previous deal. The car had been sold but I was able to make a similar deal with no hassle (dealer other than Ford.)

14th May 2001, 14:31

If the car was in such a bad state and had all those problems with it, why did you buy it in the first place? Surely you must have noticed it was knackered before you bought it?

18th Jun 2001, 07:13

When I bought the car there was problems, but more arose when I bought the car and drove it. You can't notice all problems at once, especially if the problems are internal. I am not a mechanic so I do not know everything that goes on with a car.

20th Sep 2002, 03:46

Have a 1994 1.6 LX estate. Owned from new, 135,000 miles on the clock and in all that time has needed just routine servicing, a battery and an exhaust rear section. Clutch will need doing soon, but at 135k it's to be expected. It's only ever failed to start once (when the battery died), and has never broken down, or failed the MOT. Still rust free as well.

Granted it's not exactly a rush to drive, but then it was never meant to be. Besides which I have a Honda Fireblade which would make your average Ferrari feel gutless, so it's never going to compare. No, the Escort is usually a good, practical and reliable workhorse which does exactly what it says on the tin - I have no complaints at all. Sounds like you got a Friday afternoon car.