by parkspro on Oct 14, 2012 Vehicle: 1994 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon
I've been driving this car for awhile, and it works wonders.
I've never had any problems with it, and it holds up to regular wear-and-tear very well.
It's lasted for 97k miles, and from what I've seen with friends (and the one my family used to have), It'll last for over double that.
I'd recommend this for anyone that needs a bit more room than your average sedan or coupe, but still want over 30mpg.
(There is no option for the Automatic version, so I had to put it under the 5-speed one.)
by sfensler on Sep 22, 2010 Vehicle: 1994 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan
Just did a cross country IN to DC avg 35 mpg-200 lb luggage and 450 lb passengers. Even the newest cars don't get that good of mileage. Rides nice with GOOD tires. 5 speed manual make it fun. All interior and exterior mechanics still work. Made some of the repairs mentioned plus new fuel injectors. I keep working of the rust above the rear wheels so maybe I can keep this GOOD little car for a few more years. Added cruise control works as good as factory at a fraction of the price. Don't forget to downshift early on the hills.
by cracker on Sep 13, 2010 Vehicle: 1994 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback
I bought my escort in 2004 with 111.000 miles on it, currently has 172.000 on it and all i can say is it has been one heck of a car, some of my trouble areas was the pump in the transmission went out at 118.000 miles which caused the whole transmission to have to be rebuilt, which if i would have replaced the pump when it started whining it may still be original idk. the a/c and heat have stopped working, but other than that the car just keeps running, no leaks, doesn't use oil, i let the car set for 1 and a half years just got it back on the road a few weeks and runs as good as ever,no problems. but i really like my 'scort and would buy another one.