by pevey2469 on Dec 24, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback
I obtained my Escort from it's grave. It had a broken timing belt, which in turn means it need a cylinder head. I put one on it at 145k and that was all. Ever since I have driven my "Little Go-Cart" over 10,000 miles with out a hitch. Engine is original and will probably need replacement around 165-180k but since I am a journeyman mechanic for 20 plus years,I believe it is worth it and a good all around runabout. Ford Rules!
by xxchrist_rockerxx on Mar 13, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback
LOVE this car, bought it with 80,000 miles on it in 2005, fresh out of high school. in less than 4 years i've more than tripled the mileage, and it's sitting at 261,000 miles right now and still running strong! EASILY gets 32mpg city, 35 highway...i would recommend this car to ANYONE, but not mine because it's not for sale! If you get one, take care of it...it will last you forever!
by scortman on Apr 27, 2008 Vehicle: 1991 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback
I love my Escort LX. I drive 80 mi. per day round trip and get 33mpg city. The car was given to me by a friend in 8-06. It sat for 9 mo. Before I put a new battery in it started it up. I've replaced the starter, tiresstruts, brakes recently the timing belt broke and I was told it was beyond repair because the camshaft was locked and possible piston and valve damage. It would cost more than the car was worth to repair. With nothing to lose, I managed to turn the camshaft backward and free it, put a new timing belt on and away we go. Runs like a champ. With gas prices rising every day (currently 3.60) my Escort is not for sale. It's a tough little car. With routine care it should run for ever.
by Good mpg on Oct 26, 2004 Vehicle: 1991 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback
My family bought our escort brand new
in 1991. So as a hand me down it is a
great car, unfortuantely half the
engine got replaced within the last 3
years(belts/hoses/alternator), but with
the new parts I plan on driving the
escort for another 5 or 6 years.
by pro on Jun 13, 2004 Vehicle: 1991 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback
I got this escort really cheap in good
condition. This is our 4th Ford Escort.
These are great cars. I highly
reccomend them. They're great on gas
and parts are cheat. These vehicles are
very reliable. People only complain
about these cars because chances are
they don't take car of the car like
they're supposed to. You'll have that
with any car.
by Rob k on Sep 19, 2003 Vehicle: 1991 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback
I have had my escort for almost 2 years
now and it is the best purchase I ever
made. It only cost me $1400 to buy and
I have only had to replace 1 tire for
$35. So far it has averaged out to
less than $70 a month for the time I've
had it. I don't have any doubt it will
last me for well over another year. I
plan on driving it until it breaks
down, I may drive it for another 5
years. If anyone is planning on buying
one I strongly recomned it.
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