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1990 Ford Escort Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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

Vehicle

1990 Ford Escort Hatchback LX 2dr Hatchback


Review

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.


Best Features

Good gas mileage, easy to manuever into tight spaces


Worst Features

Better mechanical quality.


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Cheap to own.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.


Best Features

Mileage, reliability.


Worst Features

Seats, parts supply.


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Great First Car - Except For Repairs
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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good little car
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By Rogerman
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1990 Ford Escort Hatchback LX 2dr Hatchback


Review

I have had this car for almost a year
now and its never had any problems
altough sometimes it shifts into 2nd
kind of hard.


Best Features

GOOD ON GAS, cheap sporty looks, easy to cusomize, smooth ride, some highway noise.


Worst Features

I wish it had a little more power, it can still pass cars but its still only a 1.9L.


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Forced to retire it.
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By Jacque
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1990 Ford Escort Hatchback LX 2dr Hatchback


Review

After 160,000+ miles it finally started
to lose or burn enough oil that I was
afraid it would not pass emissions
test. Even then, always started on
first try no matter what. On original
clutch and transmission. Only engine
work was head gasket at 130,000.
Original ignition module. Hope my new
car gives me the same life.


Best Features

Glad I got the manual transmission, it moves out nicely.


Worst Features

Is gone now.


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