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It gave us the Mk5-based RS2000 and Cosworth yet more than 30 years after launch the Mk5 Escort is still considered a dud, or is it?

By the late 1980s, it seemed Ford could do no wrong. But by being complacent in their market-leading position, many argue they dropped the ball with the comparatively lacklustre Mk5 Escort. Does it deserve the hate it gets, even from Ford fans? Phil from Classics World decided to find out!

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