Ford Es­cort MkI

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Drive-it Day Special The 50 Greatest Drives - Giles Chap­man

Back in 1995 I de­cided to buy a car for £100 and see how far it would get me, in order to write a funny news­pa­per story. The first work­ing can­di­date I came across was a 25-year old Es­cort MkI four-door au­to­matic. For more than 3500 miles, it was al­most un­can­nily trust­wor­thy, the 1.3-litre en­gine start­ing ea­gerly and the clunky self-shifter dither­ing on the slight­est in­cline as to what gear it needed. Be­ing light and well bal­anced, it was a treat to drive – a blip of ac­cel­er­a­tion soon got the tail out on slip­pery round­abouts. Great fun.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.