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Best 2nd Car
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By COKLRider
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1993 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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Bought 8/07 w/94k miles. Only had to replace the MAF sensor when I bought it as the previous owner put tape over the check engine light. Use it for commuting (35 mi/day) mostly. Great AC, fun to drive, cheap on gas (better than my 72 Bronco). No oil leaks. This is my 2nd Escort SW, first being an 84 diesel. Both have been great.


Favorite Features

AC, Auto trans, great mileage and reliability.


Suggested Improvements

No sense in this as it's no longer manufactured.


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Automatic versus Manual
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By Canadian Driver
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1993 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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Before I owned this car, a manual transmission 4 door wagon, I owned the same thing, except for in an automatic form. My opinion, the manual is the better of the both. Even my wife loves driving it, which is odd, because she'd always prefer automatics. It can get a little dicey in the winter, especially where I used to live in B.C., but it's the funnest car I've ever driven. I could have a little more leg room, but I'm only 5 foot 8, so it doesn't matter. My Escort is the plainest Escort you could ever get, but for some weird reason, it has power mirrors. The seats are manual, the locks and the windows. But that's what I love about this car.


Favorite Features

-1.8 litre engine -Manual transmission. Low height of car


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The little wagon that could
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By jimmywagon
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1993 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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I bought my wagon two years ago, not knowing it would be the greatest used car I have ever purchased. Excellent gas mileage, and lots of room for storage. Sure, lots of new parts are on this wagon, but the Mazda powerplant still runs flawlessly at 150K miles.


Favorite Features

The cold air conditioner, the folding seats, the fact that everyone hates my grocery getter, while cops refuse to pull over a wagon.


Suggested Improvements

The engine's performance takes a serious hit when the AC is on. I'm talking like.. a 50% decrease of performance.


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Wicked little Beater
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By Quanger
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1993 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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Only replaced minor things. Biggest problem was the heater core at around 150xxxmiles. Just replaced the brake pads (front), minor tune ups, oil changes, etc. The AC leaks somewhere but its not a problem since I use the car as a winter beater now. It gets GREAT mileage. The clutch needs to be replaced soon. Changed 4 winter tires (13" lol).$300bucks installed. Once went on fishing trip, you guys wouldnt even imagine. 6 passengers! (1 guy in the trunk lol). One cooler full of beer, portable bbq, tackle box, rods, etc. We must of had a combined weight of 1200lbs. Performance thrown out of the window. I love this car!


Favorite Features

great mileage, cheap maintenance, very reliable, awesome in the winter with the right tires


Suggested Improvements

Arm rest, better material for the sun visor, better spring mechanism for the door handles (the rears seems to get stuck), peeling window trims, foggy headlight lense, better cup holders, more power for the engine.


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This has been a great car
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By Betty2
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1993 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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I've had this car since it was new and it has never failed to get me where I want to go. It has been kept outside, and has always started, at 95 degrees or zero degrees, just turn the key. The kids are older now and we need something that holds 6 people, which is the only reason I'm going to sell it.


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Love My Escort
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By SCMunchkin
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1993 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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I love my escort & it has been very reliable. Have taken many road trips with it & never had any problems.Other than normal maint. I have only replaced the clutch,the dr side cv joint and heater core. I have never been stranded in all my travels. In 02 it finally gave out w/163000 miles. Had motor replaced runs great now and odometer reads 200589 (actual is 63000 on new motor). Interior good cond and exterior no rust just some scratches and bumper damage from some idiot backing into me and not said a word. I have used and abused this car for multiple purposes. Think of buying another car but not sure I want to part w/my baby.


Favorite Features

Great MPG, low maintenance. Great for hauling almost anything.Love the power seatbelts, never have to worry about remembering to put it on.


Suggested Improvements

I agree with everyone else about the black strips under the window peeling, so I pulled mine off and spray painted the strips black, looked better than the silver.


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Good Car
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By Mpboyd49
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1993 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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I brought this car to have my first car. I have used it to go back and forth to school everyday. I have not had many problems. I brought the car with 119,000 miles on it, it now has 135,115 miles. Normal oil changes and etc.


Favorite Features

The large space in the rear. The fold flat seats. I like the seat belts.Good gas mileage, it has gone down some with the miles.


Suggested Improvements

Better engine, when a/c is on, really takes a while to get going. More leg room in the back seats.


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timing belt
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By timingbeltwarning
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1993 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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All around economical and reliable veh. Starts excellent in cold weather -35 celsius. Recommended timing belt change=60,000 miles Mine failed at 69,000 Luckily no damage. Dennis


Favorite Features

nothing outstanding. Just practical


Suggested Improvements

get rid of the motorized seat belt system it will sooner or later


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good hauler
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By michiganman
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1993 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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I used this car to haul 8ft lumber in sdie with hatch close. Also. I installed a hitch to haul small trailers with home improvement items. The car was abused, I guess, but kept going strong. I replaced the exhaust and struts twice, and clutch once but little else. To keep the AC from running constantly, I tinted the 7 windows. Big winter boots tended to rub the brake pedal when using the gas pedal. A small seat cushion helped smooth out the rough Michigan highway roads and is required for long trips. The car was worth every penny I spent on it. Great gas mileage.


Favorite Features

Ability to put long items inside with hatch closed. dependable engine w/ no oil used.


Suggested Improvements

more ground clearance in snow.


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Great Car
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By ford-4-me
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1993 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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This has been a great car. Orginally bought after a divorce when needing an in-expensive car to get me by. Well, 10yrs later, still have it. Minimum maintainence, Replaced tires & battery & rear springs. Thats it!! Great, dependable car, fun to drive especially in snow. Still looks (near) new today.


Favorite Features

Faily sporty looking (w/ Tinted windows) Hauls family w/ luggage, low- key (no tickets, break-ins, theft)


Suggested Improvements

some of the black trim items are fading/peeling.


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