Love It and I Have a Heavy Foot
By Toy Soldier on
1994 Ford Escort LX 2dr Hatchback
I bought it used with 10K miles on it for my ex in '95, but needless to say I have it now. It runs well. I have placed it in the shop twice for acceptable repairs - starter and clutch. The suspension is a little soft so handling sudden swerves might cause some zig-zagging for control afterwards (learned that the hard way) :). All in all it is a reliable car with a strong core and years of engineering behind it. My A/C sprung a leak (in 2000) behind the dash ($800 to replace the entire system). Outside of that it is a great starter car.
Stiffer suspension would have been nice, but since it is out of production ... who really cares.