1997 Ford Fiesta Encore 1.8 diesel from UK and Ireland
Sensible, tank like vehicle
Teeth broke on cam belt cog resulting in snapped cam shaft, cracked head, 2 bent valves and a RAC patrolman.
Bought as a used car for £4000.
Quite disappointed that it had no medium wave Radio as even my W reg metro managed to achieve that.
Very basic compared to recent model introductions, no central locking, power steering, but strangely enough I can adjust the height of the headlights!
Very poor acceleration, but my previous car was an AX GT, not a good comparison.
I needed a reliable car that was cheap to run, which this car is, well, was until the engine blew, apparently a common fault I was told afterwards.
Not a quiet car, but cheap to run and very very sensible.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd April, 2003