29 December 2010

In the first of an ongoing series celebrating Autocar's Hero cars, here we look at the 1970 Ford Escort Mexico. Built to celebrate Ford's victory in the London-Mexico Rally, the Mexico was not only a great car to drive but relatively affordable - and helped popularise the idea of home tuning. Jamie Corstorphine tells us why it's worthy of its Hero status.

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2 February 2013

My Dad bought this car many moons ago with 10k on the clock, since then it has seen many years, yet the body is still totally rust free, the paint gleams like new and it is my first car, Smile I love every minute of driving it, the engine is smooth and revs beautifully (it's now coming up for 90k) it's well equipped for its age and I get 46MPG on a long run. What more could you ask for??? Oh and it's never once broke down or failed to complete a journey! Smile

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