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My $100 Escort
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By pevey2469
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1991 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback


Review

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!


Favorite Features

4 cylinder 5 speed Best fuel economy for what it is


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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.


Favorite Features

sunroof, exterior design


Suggested Improvements

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


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Good first car
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By distortme
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1991 Ford Escort LX 2dr Hatchback


Review

I bought my Escort in Feb of 2004. It was in bad shape. With some fresh oil and new spark plugs it ran pretty well. The body has a lot of rust on the outside, and the interior is falling apart on the doors. It's got 143,000 miles on it, and even though can't handle the highway anymore it is WONDERFUL for driving around the city. I rarely need to go on the highway; good thing because the car feels like it will stall if i go above 60. It's been good to me in the year I've had it. I have only had to put new tires on it and buy a new 10 dollar belt.


Favorite Features

I love the cupholders! lol, and the back seat goes down so i can fit things in the back.


Suggested Improvements

Rust proofing, better choice for interior color (it's awful red).


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91' Escort
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By joe777
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Vehicle

1991 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback


Review

Great car ! If your looking for power and performance look elsewhere (obviously) But if you just need a reliable car that wont cost much at all to maintain and is absolutly amazing on gas, this is a great car to own.


Favorite Features

realiability and fuel economy


Suggested Improvements

well...the factory speakers are about 5 watts max power handling.......


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Piece of trash
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By Lenzius
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1991 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback


Review

I had to replace the original engine at 100K. The head warped on this new engine when the heater core, the fan, and thermastat all went out! No AC, no heater.The gas tank cracked and had to be replaced. The driver's side seatbelt motor locked up mid track. I have done extensive front end work. Oil has leaked out all over the floorboard. The sun visors both broke off. There are no left side speakers. And now the UV joint or transmition or clutch or something is about to go out. If you think this car is so great I will sell you mine.


Favorite Features

It does get great gas mileage (but then again I have NO AC!), and it is quite soupy (When it is running).


Suggested Improvements

Burn the stupid thing.


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