1981 Ford Escort User Reviews

1981 Ford Escort Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 4 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5

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Lars writes:
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2

Pros

Cheap as chips

Cons

Looks like a turd on wheels, handles like a turd on wheels and has less power than a turd on wheels

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You Get What You Pay For, At Least I Made Some Money On It — Only had the car for one week, bought it cheap, sold it for more. Loved the econometer, it was in the red if you even looked at the throttle while there was no power coming from the engine that you would notice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Leanne writes:
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3

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black and beautiful

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hmmm... nothing

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Fun Frisky Responsive — It was a black ford escort lx sport with a great sound system. great looking. Very responsive. It was a standard model. I put adent in the back cuz I had a broken leg and could not hols the clutch on a steep hill at a stop sign. Sun roof. fun

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Alan writes:
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4

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Reliable.  Good sporty design on the XR3, XR3i and RS Turbo models.  Can fit OEM parts onto all other models as they all use the chassis.

Cons

Performance is very weak on a 1.3L and below.

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Great For Young Drivers. — Had one of these for 2 years and had no problems at all. Had a 1.1L so did not have the performance. I did however managed to fit a lot of parts from an XR3 and XR3i to give it a more sporty look.

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Katie writes:
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Rs1600is Rare Only In Production For 2 Only See Them On A Y Or A Reg — owned 2 years ago have it for 7 years love my classic fords its a rs1600i it was diffrent to your normal rs or xr3 it have the grahics as standerd ran on twin coils not a dizzy had shard grey trim which was only avaliable on the rs1600i it came with frontlower spoiler and rear which were only avaible on rs1600is very rare sort after car along with the bits

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2001 Ford Escort Reviews

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2000 Ford Escort Reviews

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1999 Ford Escort Reviews

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