by Bradley on Aug 25, 2006 Vehicle: 1993 Ford Escort
I bought my 93 sedan with 65k on the clock and now have 76k+. I get 40 mpg around town and 48 on the hwy. It is a manual! I'm 6'1" and find the car adequately comfortable for 500+ mile trips to VA from NY state. Plan a trip to see friends in San Antonio TX this winter. The car feels brand new, smells new and the body is sharp. That is great considering all the salt on NY state roads in winter. It handles great in snow with care. Cold or hot weather no problem. Never owned a ford but love this car. My 70 year old mother loves it too. The fold down seats are handy. The insurance rates are great on it. Not flashy but I don't need to prove anything to anyone. I just need to think of a name for her. RUBY?
by great car on Jan 13, 2006 Vehicle: 1993 Ford Escort
This has got to be the best car I have ever owned. Phenomenal reliability and durability, especially for an American made car in the early 90's. Other than brakes and exhaust, this baby has everything else original, and I can't ever remember a time it has refused to start, drive, or generally perform like I wanted it to. Too bad they don't make the Escort any more, as the Focus appears constantly plagued by a slew of problems, both cosmetic and mechanical. If you can find a used Escort anywhere between '92-'99, grab it & hold on to it; you won't regret it.
by munchie on Jun 25, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Ford Escort
I bought my car 5 years ago with 77k.
Repair work has been very reasonable.
It wasn't until the car hit around 150k
that the engine needed some work. And
within the last year I just had to
replace the brake pads and the
altenator. But when your car has 170+k
you can't complain. This car is the
best car anyone in my family has had.
by kifisia on Feb 26, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Ford Escort
I have had this car since it was one
year old. It has been a great car and
it would have been even better had I
not taken it to som horrible mechanics.
It is getting old now but it is so
economical that I just refuse to let
go. The dogs love it too. It is perfect
by jgh2020 on Feb 22, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Ford Escort
I bought my LX sedan used with 16,000
miles on it, and have since put on
130,000 more miles. I have replaced
the clutch at 130,000, put in a used
rebuilt A/C at 110,000, otherwise
routine maintenance, tires, etc. I
can cruise on the highway very easily
at 85mph and this car is as solid as a
rock, no shakes or rattles. I don't
worry about door dings, grocery carts
because it is an Escort...bring it
on! It still has tremendous pep in
the acceleration with the manual
tranny. For the money spent, this has
been an amazing car and I will have a
hard time giving it up.
by Louiza on Nov 3, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Ford Escort
A great little car. It would be even
better if I had not taken it to
horrible places such as All Tune and
Lube in Fairfax. They fixed one thing
and destroyed another...Having a great
mechanic is important, and I think
with the help of one, the Ford Escort
93 can keep going and going and going.
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