by germanlover01 on Apr 8, 2014 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon
This car is an excellent car to own! Gotta love it! It's very realiable little car. Has a nice smooth ride as well as an easy car to shift whereas many other cars are harder. She is the most wonderful car ever. The battery in mine lasted seven years! On that day that it died she got me all the way to my destination on absolutely no charge! This car will give it all it's got to do what it has to do. No joke.
by r0b2012 on Nov 25, 2012 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon
Bought it used with 240000 km for $900
replaced inner tie rod because previos owner hit the curb.
replaced exhaust pipe because I lent it to a friend and he went over a railroad track to hard.
heater core leaked , so I cut a hole in the firewall and replaced it in an hour.
Had trasmission filter changed without flushing just because its never been done.
had to tighten up rocker box covers by puting in
shorter bolts to stop oil leakage.
I think the timing belt was replaced at 200000 km's
Always starts on cold days -30 not plugged in.
30+ mpg or 25 city.
everything else is original including spark plugs
regular oil changes every 5000 km
We have 2 kids in boosters
Still going at 300000km.
by mrebate on Aug 6, 2012 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback
170,000 miles. 2nd owner for
11 years and 100K.
There would be many more of these on the road if the typical owner maintained them properly.
AC never serviced and still blows ice. Orig exhaust still looking good.
4FEAT auto tranny works flawlessly due to regular fluid changes.
Less orange peel than many newer cars.
There have been a few erratic idle issues in the past 5 years.
Rebuilt head installed in
2006 due to bad lifter, and to avoid
valve seat failure issue some owners
I have calculated the TOTAL cost to own and operate (fixed and variable expenses) will be around 22 cents per mile, EVERY cost, including insurance and registration.
I perform the maintenance