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Can last forever
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By Good mpg
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1991 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback


Review

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.


Best Features

The original alternator lasted over 11 years, new last 3 months. I have been getting 30-32 mpg in the city(have gotten 34 mpg a few times), on the highway I get 40 mpg. This is a grat starter car for any college or high school student.


Worst Features

More powerful engine, 88 hp isn't enough.


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White Escort
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By pro
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1991 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback


Review

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.


Best Features

Great gas mileage, Low parts cost, Very Reliable!!!


Worst Features

They're coolant sensors are known to not work right


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Reliable, but has problems
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By Fronches
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1991 Ford Escort Pony 2dr Hatchback


Review

My Ford Escort Pony is a reliable
car. It has never let me down when I
needed it. Problems include
malfunctioning automatic seatbelts,
failing gas and unreliable temperature
gauges. Also, check engine, and check
coolant lights come on normally.
Despite these problems the car
operates fine, and is a good fun car.
The 5-speed transmission is great, but
the clutch is weak.


Best Features

1.9L Pony engine small and manuverable folding rear seat good gas mileage


Worst Features

High performance clutch (more grip). Better exterior paint and trim.


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This Car Rocks, Dudes!!!!!
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By Autobon Maniac
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1991 Ford Escort Pony 2dr Hatchback


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I drove this car on the German Autobon
for several years. 40,000 miles with my
foot so hard to the floorboards, I would
get leg cramps (you laugh.) Top
end...maybe 140 going downhill. Those
big ole' Granddaddy 5 series Mercedes
and 7 series Bimmers would pass me so
fast they would suck me out into their
lane, but the Escort was a hoot
nonetheless. 7 hours to Italy....4 1/2
hours to Amsterdam....Ahhhh the good life!


Best Features

Cheap to own and operate. Chicks dig it!!!!! Email me if you have similar experiences and would like to start a club!!!


Worst Features

Absolutely nothing!!!! Why mess with perfection!!!


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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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