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1990 Ford Escort

Ford Escort Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.9 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 90 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 28/38 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  Average Consumer Rating (18 total reviews)

Good while it lasted, but

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Vehicle: 1990 Ford Escort LX 2dr Hatchback

I bought this car with 71,000 miles on it. Now, 3 and a half years later, it has almost 103,000 miles. However, I have spent over $1,500 in repairs in the years I owned it. (Bought it for $1,200). I have replaced a ball joint, the fuel pump, spark plug wires, starter, brake line, and the throttle. When I replaced it with a Nissan, the exhaust (at the exhaust manifold) was going bad. Good car, but only if you want to spend lots of money in repairs, and only if you want to be in the shop with it every other month.

Cheap to own.

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Vehicle: 1990 Ford Escort LX 2dr Hatchback

Fairly reliable and easy to work on, parts are getting scarce. Enjoyable to drive and good acceleration with 5- speed and 1.9 liter engine.

Cool car

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Vehicle: 1990 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback

i bought this car a few years ago with 135k and havnt had any major problems with it. I get about 25 mpg in city driving. It's sweet and fun to drive

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  • 23
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  • 33
  • highway
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