I recently had to give up my Escort for a newer vehicle, but not without some reluctance. I purchased my Escort 4D Hatchback in September of 2003 and it proved to be one of the most reliable cars I've ever owned. I drive some serious miles for work and recreation, and aside from a few minor problems over the three and a half years I owned it, it was always reliable and got me to where I needed to go. I did have some problems with the tires and tie rods (which I've heard is a common Escort problem) and anti-freeze would leak from time to time (also another common Escort problem), but I never had to deal with any major mechanical problems.
It handled well and always started-up for me, no matter how cold it was. It never gave me any serious problems and required very little maintenenace.
There were some problems with the rear door locks jamming and the automatic front drivers-side seatbelt stopped working.
I just bought the car for $700 about two months ago and did I ever get a deal! It had 129k on it but it drove like a dream, heck the air even worked (at first anyway). I drive it everywhere although I really wish my air hadn't died. But other than that the car is rust free, clean and everything else works; it's a good running car with no problems and there's about 132k on it now. Great gas mileage which is good since gas is nearly $4 a gallon. I recommend it for anyone who is looking for something cheap to grip.
Handling, and gas mileage. Plus it's not too shabby when it comes to acceleration. I lucked out and was able to get one with a sports cluster.
Well...can't really think of any. Should've kept making the car.
I bought my car from a private owner in
September of 2003 and I can honestly
say I did not want the car. I wanted
more of a sports car. But I have been
completely satisfied with my car. It is
not the best looking car out there but
I have had absolutely no problems with
it. My car has high mileage and is
still very reliable. I drive it alot
and I definately don't drive it easy.
My 1993 Ford Escort is a strong and
very reliable car. I am pleased.
My mom bought the car in 1997 and the
only money she has had to put into it
was basic maintenance. It was mainly
used around town but is great on the
highway as well. It is now my college
car and a lot of miles have been put
on it, and has always been driven very
hard yet runs amazingly. The body has
always been poor but mechanically it
can't be beat.
5 speed transmission, rear folding
seats, economical on gas, and sporty
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
The mazda 1.8L DOHC engine that screams
like a banshee up to 7000 rpm. Four
wheel disc brakes, great gas mileage.
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.