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91 Cayman GT
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By The_Green_Goblin
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1991 Ford Escort GT 2dr Hatchback


Review

I am the 2nd documented owner, the First owner had a 16 year old child that did not know how to handle a car like this or appreciate it. I bought it, rebuilt it, and it blows my LX out of the water as far as performance, comfort and styling. The fact it shares the BG Chassis with Mazda makes it a bit easier to find aftermarket performance parts. I have put about 700 miles on my car since June, and I love it. All K&N Filters, 205-55ZR15's, and it handles like a dream. Comes factory with Tokico struts, which is a great manufacturer of suspension equip. I absolutely love it and plan on keeping it to hand down to my son. Not a Mustang, but I blow by those anyways. I recommend it 100%!


Best Features

Extra side bolster seat support, Punchy BP05 I4 Mazda DOHC engine, Tight suspension, Great maneuverability, Aggressive styling, Overall well rounded sub compact sports car.


Worst Features

Stronger Transmissions, as the G-series in them is not the strongest one for people who like to power shift. No improvements as these cars are, in my opinion, rated better in drivability over the competitor, Civic.


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Still a Blast
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By Mark
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1991 Ford Escort GT 2dr Hatchback


Review

Factory ordered this car in '90 been driving it ever since. Fully optioned except for the 5-speed. Fun to drive (still drives like new), quick, easy on the wallet. Replaced the ignition switch and rear springs. That's it.


Best Features

Total performance for little money.


Worst Features

Few performance upgrades.


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A real escort!
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By Big Fool
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1991 Ford Escort GT 2dr Hatchback


Review

This is the only car that sold itself
to me! The salesman didn't have to do
anything. After the air conditioner was
fixed in only 1 year, the next big
problem was the air flow meter did not
read right, causing the the engine go
lean and sputter once the engine warmed
up-fixed under the warranty just before
it expired. At about '99 the tiny
coolant lines that run to the air
intake (these set idle speed fast when
coolant is cold)busted and my coolant
boiled out (see improvement
sugg.)

It may wear on you cruising the
interstate by the hour, the suspension
is a bit stiff. But for anything
shorter it rides just fine and is good
at handling curves.


Best Features

It is just plain fun to drive. I could put bikes and chairs in back that probably would not fit in the later ZX2.


Worst Features

The oil filter should not be located directly over the exhaust pipe. The car always smokes after the oil filter is changed. Too many things are accessible only from underneath the car. Tire size 185/60R15 was hard to find.


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review of my 91' excort
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By FoXyGrL969
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1991 Ford Escort GT 2dr Hatchback


Review

I am the second owner of this car, my
aunt bought it brand new and took
excellent care of it, and when i turned
16 the car became mine. I had no
problems at first but since i've gotten
it we've had to replace the alternator
3 times...going on 4 soon. the battery
has been replaced many times due to the
alternator draining it. Other than the
alternator i've had no big problems
with it.


Best Features

sunroof, exterior design


Worst Features

Find out what is wrong with the alternator!!! and get rid of that ugly light interior color, it's gross.


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What will I do when it's gone?
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By Gukchuck
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1991 Ford Escort GT 2dr Hatchback


Review

I'm the OEM buyer of this car and it's
been great. The mileage, the performance
and just the sheer fun of the vehicle.
I can stash any of my bicycles into the
back (including my recumbent) and the
only time it's ever been towed is when
the missus parked it badly. The biggest
improvement I made was to replace the
sport Eagle GT+4 tires with touring
tires and replacing the OEM struts with
gas charged struts.


Best Features

Size, performance, fun, mileage, carrying capacity (I've hauled 14" Xmas trees)


Worst Features

The original struts were too hard and the sport tires only exaggerated this problem. Don't get this car for a teenager because it will go much faster than a teenager should go.


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