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1991 Ford Escort 1.4 LX MkV

1991 Ford Escort MkV in Top Gear, Non-fiction TV, 1978-2001 IMDB Ep. 1990

Class: Cars, Hatchback — Model origin: DE

1991 Ford Escort 1.4 LX MkV

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle


Star Wars Fanatic EN

2007-02-02 23:40


This was Jeremy Clarkson's first ever road test on Top Gear:

[Image: fordescort2oh0.7605.jpg]

Note the fact he had hair then :D

Exiv96 BE

2007-03-28 20:33


It's a 1.4 :)

The vehicle details for H436 KOO are:

Date of Liability 30 09 2002
Date of First Registration 03 10 1990
Year of Manufacture 1990
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1392CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour BLUE

msl SX

2007-06-04 20:07


1990 Ford Escort 1.4 LX


2007-09-14 22:17


Jezza hated this car.

vwmadman EN

2008-03-16 01:54


He loved jeans even back then... but that is a boring looking car, jesus ford what happened? At least you've improved!

ecclefechan SX

2008-09-06 18:51


He didn't quite *hate* the car, but he didn't like it much either. He said it wasn't a bad car, but "overall, a disappointment".

kudos SX

2012-03-22 22:47


[Image: Escort1.jpg] [Image: Escort2.jpg]

Not assembled at Halewood?

dsl SX

2012-03-22 23:22


Star Wars Fanatic wrote Jeremy Clarkson ..... had hair then

So did I. But like the Land Rover Grotesque, it's a hugely over-rated concept. Car introduced Sept 90, but got red inserts to bumpers and side mouldings in Jan 91 so this is one of the first. Essex plates ....

-- Last edit: 2012-03-22 23:30:24


2012-07-02 14:53


Star Wars Fanatic wrote Note the fact he had hair then

And a lot of it (seeing Clarkson's hair in old Top Gear episodes always raises a smile)

ecclefechan wrote He didn't quite *hate* the car, but he didn't like it much either. He said it wasn't a bad car, but "overall, a disappointment".

I watched an anniversary special episode on Youtube where the presenters look back on the show and Clarkson said this was one of the cars he was completely "wrong" about ie. it sold very well.

I think the early-90s Escort had some issues and was redesigned several times.

-- Last edit: 2012-07-02 14:57:46

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