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Good While it Lasted, but in Shop a Lot
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By Breaks Every 3 month
on

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1990 Ford Escort Hatchback LX 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

Good gas mileage, easy to manuever into tight spaces


Suggested Improvements

Better mechanical quality.


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Cheap to own.
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By matt
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1990 Ford Escort Hatchback LX 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

Mileage, reliability.


Suggested Improvements

Seats, parts supply.


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Cool Car
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By Johnny
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1990 Ford Escort Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback


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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


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, hatch, color (dark blue)


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Fun Car
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By Jack
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1990 Ford Escort Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback


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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


Favorite Features

Color, comfort, size, hatch


Suggested Improvements

None


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Great First Car - Except For Repairs
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By Gmercedesbenz
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1990 Ford Escort Hatchback LX 2dr Hatchback


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This was my first car, and for $500, I'm not complaining. I bought the car with 77,000 miles on it, and it has now 87000 on it, but not without a few replacements. Alternator, starter, distributor, and some front end work was all the major repairs. But I cant' complain about the 30+ mpg! A little more horsepower would be nice, mostly for passing on the highway. But she still does 75 mph with ease on the freeway. Highly unrecommended for a first car!


Favorite Features

Gas mileage! Automatic seatbelts, 80's red interior, heat is unreal, VERY simple to install a aftermarket audio system.


Suggested Improvements

Cupholders! More horsepower, also, use Electronic Fuel Injection instead of Central Fuel Injection.


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