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 Post subject: Ford Escort xr3i review
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:27 pm 
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Vehicle: Ford Escort Xr3i 1987
Length of ownership: 5 Months/5000 miles



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Performance: 105bhp, 118mph, New 0-60 9.4 secs (FF 2008: 11.77)

Comfort: Seats were very comfy, (recaros more so) interior is basic really, 3 speed fan, sunroof, windy windows :lol: but its simple and works.

Reliability & Running Costs: Never broken down, only had to put 2 tyres on it and service it, returns a decent mpg for age

Safety & Security: Security: Ford alarm from 1987 Safety: Er, Not much!

Good Points: 1: Stands out a bit now
2: Performs ok for what it is, and returns a decent mpg
3: Nice to drive
4: Gets a reaction

Bad Points: 1: Lack of decent alarm
2: Low gearing
3: Notchy BC Gearbox! :lol:

Summary

Overall, i love the xr3i, its not the fastest car admittedly, but it is nice to drive, and the reaction it generally gets is good. Cheapish to run and parts are generally inexpensive, as the parts can be found across the range. Apart from monitoring the bodywork condition, its a pain free car

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 Post subject: Re: Escort xr3i review
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:38 pm 
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short sweet and to the point :D

good review :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Escort xr3i review
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:30 pm 
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windy windows! ours had leccy, an option then i take it???

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:56 am 
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1987 model, everything is an option :lol:

Alloys: Option
Electric anything: Option

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and cheers onslack :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:27 pm 
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thought the xr3i was 130ps same as the fiesta rs1800 :?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:19 pm 
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nope, same as the xr2i. rs turbo was around the 130 mark

Thats a mint looking xr3i though, shame its gone.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:47 am 
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oh cheers yea that is mint :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:18 am 
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cheers lads :)

cvh xr3i

mfi 105bhp
efi 108bhp

mk5 xr3i zetec
105bhp
130bhp :)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:53 am 
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thought there was a 130ps :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:57 am 
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yeah there is :chill:

although a good mk5 xr3i 105ps is better then a knackered 130ps :lol:

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