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Ford Escorts are reliable
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By Justin Davis
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1993 Ford Escort Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


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Must say that after 164,000 miles and a whole lot of rust in 16 years of existence,this car is still driving strong. It's fun to drive and it hasn't given the last owner or me any problems. Love this little car!


Best Features

5 speed is really fun to drive and it's surprisingly quick for such a little car,fuel economy is also very good.


Worst Features

Shallow cup holders,basic interior and exterior design,and too much rust.


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1993 Escort GT, sad to see it go
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By tarichra4
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1993 Ford Escort Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


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Bought our 93 GT 5 speed with 36,000 miles in 1996, and had to let it go in 2008 due to rust. Was a great car, peppy 1.8 engine gave us no problems except for slight lifter noise and general maintenance. Dist. O-Ring, thermostat and sending unit ,radiator, hoses, small things. Tranny went through 2 clutches, and a 3-4 shift fork and synchronizer. Fun to drive; seems to want to go through front ball joints and outer tie rods though. Ours was blue with gray interior, started rusting around the rear wheel lips, and went like wildfire since. The back half of the car is so rusted in the lower rear panels, and the frame rails are severely rusted. Rear strut came thru, and found more rust on the towers.


Best Features

Quick in traffic, fun to drive. Too bad the rust got to her from the inside wheel lips. Put 100,000 miles on it and would like to find another, but midwest winters are hard on cars,and rust is guaranteed on these Escorts. Sold for parts to fix another GT. We will miss it greatly R.I.P.


Worst Features

Too late now, but maybe a better design in the rear quarters so water doesnt sit in between the gap at the bottom and rust them out. Smart move by putting a Mazda drivetrain in there. If you need parts, go to a Mazda dealer for a 323 or Protege; same parts as Ford. Ford discontinued most parts.


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Best $2300 ever spent
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By The Great Bison
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1993 Ford Escort Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


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Used to drive my mom's 96 LX around with the weak 88 hp engine, my GT makes 40 more hp and the difference is unbelievable! I drive this car around 100 miles per day for both work and school and at 100,000 miles, it still refuses to leak a drop of anything. The only repairs have been the replacement of maintainance parts such as brake linings, and rotors. The mazda engine, 5 speed, and sport tuned suspension makes this car a blast to drive.


Best Features

The mazda 1.8L DOHC engine that screams like a banshee up to 7000 rpm. Four wheel disc brakes, great gas mileage.


Worst Features

More legroom, I am six feet tall and my right leg rests against the center console. The worst cupholders ever designed for a car. O.E. tires are an oddball size, good luck finding them.


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MY LITTLE GT
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By JWILLI
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1993 Ford Escort Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


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I BOUGHT THIS CAR WITH 65,000 MILES ON IT. THIS CAR IS SO MUCH FUN TO DRIVE. I PUT 40,000 MILES ON IT IN JUST A YEAR AND A HALF. WHAT A GREAT CAR. FUN TO DRIVE.GREAT TO LOOK AT.0 PROBLEMS SO FAR. CAR IS 10 YEARS OLD.PAINT LOOKS BRAND NEW, NO RUST. AWESOME SHAPE 105,000 MILES ON IT AND STILL FEELS VERY STONG. I'VE BLOWN AWAY LOTS OF TEENS DRIVIN THERE SUPED UP CIVICS AND ACCORDS. YOU SHOULD SEE MY SMILE!!


Best Features

16 VALVE DOHC ENGINE, TIGHT SUSPENION, AND 5-SPEED TRANNY. NICE TO LOOK AT


Worst Features

IT'S VERY LOAD AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS


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My Civic Racer
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By JW
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1993 Ford Escort Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


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I bought this car as a second car. It has since become my primary car. What a fun car. I can't say enough about the fun to drive factor. It surprises most drivers out there. They see Escort and laugh. When the light turns green. I'm the one laughing. It is easy to maintain. Fun to drive.And Very reliable. I bouught it with 66,000 miles on it and within a year put 30,000 miles. It has never even seen the inside of a service shop beside for oil changes. Good job Ford and Mazda!!


Best Features

The Mazda 16valve DOHC engine,the 5 speed,the handling as well as the looks of the car.


Worst Features

My one and only complaint. It's just to darn loud at highway speeds over 70mph


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