Ford Escort Review 0

We take a look back at one the most iconic cars in the UK, the Ford Escort. It lasted 11 years in production coming with some great features.Our favourite features about the car are highlighted in our article today.

Running Costs

Buying the Ford Escort won’t set you back much at all. Running the car is also quite cheap. You won’t have to pay much for the car service or insurance either. Top range models stand in insurance group 4, which will be very manageable for most.  The 1.6 litre petrol is expected to achieve 35 MPG according to some experts, whereas the 1.8 litre petrol is said to achieve around 38 MPG. The 1.8 diesel has been quoted to achieve around 43 MPG. Parts are cheap with the labour time taken to work on the vehicle pretty short as the car is quite easy to work on.

The 1.6 Finesse

We recommend that you purchase this model. When taking all models into consideration, it is the best at mixing performance along with fuel economy. Air conditioning, a CD player and alloy wheels come as standard features. It’s a better choice than the 1.8 diesel, which provide a better fuel economy rating but is noisier.

Practicality

The Ford Escort is a great choice for a family car simply because of its brilliant practicality. Within the estate version, the car has around 1,415 litres of space when the seats are folded down. The more common hatchback has around 1,132 litres of space when the rear seats are folded down. The split rear seat comes as standard with all models.

Conclusion

Some experts may claim that the Escort doesn’t have the greatest reliability record in the world. It’s for this reason we recommended that you purchase one of the latest models. They must come with a full service history alongside receipts. Since the car’s production ended in 2001, when buying you would be looking at cars that have driven over 100,000 miles.

If they have been well maintained and generally looked after well, they can indeed last over 100,000 miles.

If you want a practical cheap to run and purchase family car, the Ford Escort wouldn’t be a bad choice.