1980 Ford Escort User Reviews

1980 Ford Escort Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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Chris writes:
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5

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Its outrageously fun and cool to drive!

Cons

When it needs to fixed... parts are a little hard to find :(

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1600 Sport - A Car You Won't Forget! — Performance - One of the best of its time - exceptional rally car (not that I rally with it) Build Quality - It has been mechanically perfect since I fixed it, and the body has been repaired a few times :) My fault though... Appearance - Beautiful, sports car of its time. Has a custom paint job, and a semi-completed rebuild of the interior Cost of Ownership - Maintenence is not much, if anything at all - fuel economy, not too bad. Not too sure on figures though... Fun Factor - Yes this car is fun to drive! In fact, even that is an understatement!

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Dawie writes:
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5

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looks

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power

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Great Student Vehicle — first car ive ever bought. bought it in 2003 and stil have it.use it as daily driver and as a show car. wont be changing anything on it soon.never replaced brake shoes or tyres on it. thiscar is not for sale and never will be

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Rudi writes:
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4

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Vrystaat air-con

Cons

Ouderdom

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Ek Mis My Kar — Wasn't to great on performance at all, standard 1.6 cosworth motor. Solid car built in the good old days where cars were made up entirly of steel. Looked awsome 17 inch TSW mags, new paint job, interior: new steering wheel, JVC frontloader etc. Real vacation car, one of the funnest cars I have driven.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Peter writes:
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3

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raw experience

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thin metal

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The Name Says It All.... — Great all-round car that can wipe off a smile from your face as soon as you put one on. Poor build quality guaranteed rust formations. Running gear left a lot to be desired but the spartan interior made you feel you were in a speed racer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pete writes:
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4

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cheap,economical family sports saloon

Cons

it's a ford.

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Big Brother To The Xr2 The Escort Xr3 More Power More Room Not As Much Fun Tho' — capable enough fuel injected 1.6 engine, good solid performer, not as much fun as the xr2, but quick enough, good load space ,comfortable enough for 4 adults, not too hot on looks though, this did improve on later versions

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Adam writes:
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4

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Its rear wheel drive and great fun in the wet!

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Only had a 1300 engine and is 4 door.

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A Great Classic Ford! — Only had a 1300GL 4 door but stil loads of fun!

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2002 Ford Escort Reviews

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2001 Ford Escort Reviews

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its a good car it is hard to get a car seat in and out of car andit does sit low to ground but ober all I love it it be a good car for a small family great on gas Read More

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2000 Ford Escort Reviews

Its Fun. By Hettboy

It looks good for what's about to happen to it. For a car with one seat and no interior I guess its comfortable. It has some rust under the doors. I plan on welding some metal in there when I build th... Read More

Buy It As A Starter Car By Josh

Appearance- Ugly Performance- Handles well, Brakes well, Overall not bad Cost of ownership- Gas amazing, maintenance not TOO much Build Quality- Needed some general repairs Fun Factor- Decent Great ca... Read More

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1999 Ford Escort Reviews

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