Used Ford Escort for Sale
Ford Escort Cars for Sale
The Ford Escort car was produced between 1968 and 2004, but in South Africa rose to an immediate household name during the early 1980s when its third generation was available in South Africa. The well-known curvy rooflines and prominent grille with Ford badge and the cheeky stumpy boot lid is one of the most classic vehicles on the South African road. The 5 door hatchback is probably the most well-known and few are still in circulation.
As with any 1980's vehicle, the external design is minimalist unless you can get your hands on a high-performance RS1600i. Slightly lower suspension, some cosmetic upgrades on grilles and bumpers, as well as optional extra headlights were added although only available in Europe. The South African Ford fans adopted their high-performance versions and custom-built lower suspension, racing seats, and higher performance engines.
It is, however, the used Ford Escort car for sale’s 5 door hatch that was a very popular small family sedan. The five-door station wagon is scarcer, especially the early 1980's model, but it is still a collectible to the true blue Ford fans. The five-door sedan has conservative proportions, making it a great car for city driving. Cabin space is fair, although the cargo space in the boot is limited due to the hatchback nature. It was, however, not intended for long road trips and lots of cargo.
Available in four trim levels, it all depends on budget and needs in terms of optional extras; sunroof, electric windows and central locking where available on higher trim levels in the Escort Mark III from the early 1980s. Other trim levels (except for entry-level) where standard fitted warning lights indicating oil, brake pads, fuel levels and wear and tear. The interior is family-friendly with durable hard plastics and fabric upholstery — the minimalist layout of the fascia and instrument panel with limited storage options in the cabin.
The 1.6 litre 5-speed automatic was the most popular and for a car in good condition, the combined fuel consumption was recorded around 7.5lites per 100km. Two more generations where manufactured but only distributed in Europe and the Ford Focus replaced the Escort for sale in South Africa.
If you ever need a second hand or pre-owned Ford Escort car for sale, simply browse through our list of the Ford Escort and make your purchase today!