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1990 Ford Escort

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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 (7 total reviews)


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




Fun car

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Vehicle: 1990 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback

I bought this car 6 1/2 years ago with 132,000 miles on it. Now has 172K. Very reliable and fun to drive, stands out in a crowd. It gets decent gas mileage, 25 mpg in the city stop and go traffic. (Auto 3 spd) I will keep this car for a while and I have been pleased with it




Not a bad car!

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Vehicle: 1990 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback

Got the car at 12 years old with 76000 miles. Put 34000 on it and it still starts every time. Only needed regular maintenance, parts wore out, oil, filters and a tuneup. I also put in a fuel pump. It has 100000 mile and is still going strong. Hope my next cars is as reliable.




Good car

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Vehicle: 1990 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback

Good car, reliable, it is a good little car for the money. I will keep this car for years to come.




Don't keep long

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Vehicle: 1990 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback

It's my first car, too. Bought it cheap. Then it sucked huge amount of money in repair, almost triple my purchase price. Bad engine, burn oil. Rattling auto transmission. Narrow interior space. Loose door knobs. Troublesome ignition system (its history showed that it was recalled by manufacturer for this problem, but I didn't know it when I bought it). Slow acceleration.




It broke my heart

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Vehicle: 1990 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback

It was my first car. There was a little bit more than 100,000 miles on it when I bought it and it was 12 years old. The engine began to rattle after about three months. Then the ignition module broke down. The starter was changed as well. About four months after the purchase the "check engine" light came on. It just could not pick up any speed. The mechanic said it burns oil and is not worth further investment. I was heart- broken. I also found out that I bought it from an unofficial dealer. He must have known the engine was worn out. It was a waste of money and a lot of time at the mechanic's.



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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 28
  • cty
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  • 38
  • highway
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