Review of "Ford Escort RS Turbo"

published 09/09/2007 | Cassybobo
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Pro excellent handling, high speed, good looks, great spec
Cons attractive to "tea leaves", can be expensive to maintain
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"Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2"

I used to own a Radiant red escort Rs Turbo Series 2, 1989 model, this is one of the most fun cars I have ever driven. It has a lot of goodies as standard ie:- recaro seats, rear spoiler and body skirt kit, 15" alloys, an adjustable windscreen wiper speed (brilliant when driving at speed in the rain), sports steering wheel etc. Handles like a dream, as i put Koni suspension on this gave a firm ride but still in the comfort zone, would benefit from power steering But less fun!. A good alarm immobiliser is a must this car is a stunner and can be attractive to the "odd tea leaf"! The RS is a real head turner (boy racers dream car) I spent lots of money adding bits like anodised blue dump valve, stainless steel shiny bits under the bonnet and blue leads etc, a stainless steel magnex exhaust made it sound really sweet along with a bailey motorsport dump valve for the essential whoosh. It is possible to source parts from main dealers/ performance tuners and scrap yards for series 2's a bit harder for series 1 RS's. As an ex RS owners club member I have fond memories of taking my RS to silverstone and Donnington for shows and track days. This car hasexcellent performance, I attended an event at santa pod and average 0-60 runs were6 secs, added to this under normal driving you can get 40mpg at 50-60mph. If you want a car that drives and performs, can be economical, and is fun to drive and to own this is one of the best cars to have. I would reccomend having an RS to any one.

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  • Bens__mummy published 09/09/2007
    Good review but could do with some more info to gain higher ratings. Take a look at other reviews to get an idea of the level of info that is needed to gain higher ratings. ~ Em. x
  • Expired-Account published 09/09/2007
    My boyfriend was going to get one of these, but found a Vectra for less money, this review would recieve better ratings if more info was added
  • dynamicnurse published 09/09/2007
    A typical chav car where I am, but more information needed really on it.
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Fuel Type: Petrol

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Manufacturer: Ford


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