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1994 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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LX Wagon (1.9L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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By Mr Smooth1 on

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1994 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon

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I bought this '94 Escort wagon (70K) in '98 for my High school daughter. At 90K we lost the AC and paid about $1200 to replace. Since 95K, I've had it in the shop continually with engine troubles. At 103K mi, an $85 diagnostic revealed a dead cylinder due to a burnt valve...needs a $1000 valve job. I sold it to a mechanic for $500. I suspect that my daughter burned up the engine (driving too fast, accelerating too fast, passing, gunning the engine) although I kept the oil changed every 3000 mi. I'm replacing the Wagon with a '98 Escort LX sedan (47K mi), but this time I'm getting a 5 speed. I expect the AC will fail around 80K.

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Price. Fuel Economy.

Worst Features

Beef up the AC system. Make the Alternator more accessible
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