by MAZORD on Jul 23, 2010 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Escort GT 2dr Hatchback
I have owned two Escort GTs, and I LOVED both. There peppy when you want them to be and docile when you need them to be. I have NEVER had any problems with either one, and would faithfully drive anywhere no matter the distance in my GT that has OVER 200,000 miles on it. Decent interior with lots of trunk space gotta love hatchbacks, and decent leg room. ANYBODY that has ever ridden in an old eclipse will LOVE the back seats of these cars. Anybody that wants to have a fast car, the escort is the ultimate sleeper if you want to invest some money of course. check out Ford Escort Coswoths then investigate an engine called a BPT or a BPR both direct swaps for the escorts. 12 sec quarters or faster!
by Jack on Mar 30, 2008 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Escort GT 2dr Hatchback
I have owned a lot of cars including classics but this little one really shines. Engine really comes to life after 2800 RPM . 15" 60's tires & sport suspension make the car stick to the pavement, especially on winding roads. Bought this for $1,700 with Pwr moon roof, wdw,locks, & CC with only 60K. 1 owner car! Replace brakes & exhaust myself. Car has been real reliable and fun. Suspension is tight unlike reg Escorts so you'll feel the bumps a bit. Not the most refined drive train, but like I said fun to drive, and has guts! Very decent on gas & burns regular. So, what more do you want for the price. Great on the Hwy too! If you can find a good GT, buy it. They're hard to find!
by Anton on May 19, 2005 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Escort GT 2dr Hatchback
This is my second Escort GT (manual transmission). Love the suspension which is pretty stiff. Also, when purchasing an old GT, look out for engine mounts, transmission mounts, and front and back shock mounts. They tend to go bad and for a better ride you might need to change them. Engine is perfect, Just so you know this is a Mazda engine and '92-'97 Mazda Miata has the same engine. It is noisy, but if you open the window at slow speeds you could hear the stock exhaust. Good bang for a buck. The ONLY used Escort worth considering buying is the GT with a manual tranny.
by alman on Mar 2, 2004 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Escort GT 2dr Hatchback
i had this car my junior and senior
year of highschool. it starts up every
mourning and never had to worry about
it breaking down. All the times i
wrecked it due to teenage stupidity, i
thought it would break down very soon.
but surprisingly it never gave me too
much problems. it handled great on any
driving conditions. it revs up when
you need it to.(all the wat to
7000rpm) It always felt as It had
wiped out many wanna be fast cars.
by talford1 on Nov 20, 2003 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Escort GT 2dr Hatchback
The Escort has to be one of the most
bulletproof designs Ford ever put on
the road. The GT ups the ante and
makes an econobox into a really fun
package. The interior comfort is
great. My car has over 120,000 on the
odo and I drove it straight from
Florida to Michigan with no
discomfort. Great seats. Some of the
items are indicative of an earlier
mindset (i.e. cupholders that are only
large enough to hold a can), but the
interior is still roomy and
functional. You can't beat a hatchback
for functionality. This thing swallows
just about anything with the seats
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