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 JJ on Jun 17, 2009 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon
We purchased this vehicle new in 1995 and we have kept up with the the oil changes every 3000 miles. Had only minor electrical problem in the beginning, but over all little maintenance was required. In 15 years only changed batteries, 2 set of tires and routine maintenance. Gas mileage is great in the city averages 24 on the open road averages 30.
by Paul Cox on Jan 10, 2009 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon
I bought the car with 62k and it now has 122k. I've owned it for 7 years. I change the oil and filter every 4,000 miles. Other than normal maintenance items, I've replaced the timing belt, cooling fan, gas tank filler pipe, alternator, battery and front brake pads. The gas mileage is between 35-39 mpg. By far, this is the most economical and dependable car I've ever owned! I'm 63 years old and will never part with it!
by yellowtail3 on Feb 19, 2008 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon
Good car, very low cost of operation. The wagon is roomy. If you're shopping for one, get the 5spd - it will give much better performance & fuel economy that the automatic. Wagon is roomy; think of it as a 35mpg SUV, without the ground clearance. Run tire pressure little high - 40psi or so, and drive gently - and you'll see regular high-30mpg in town, and over 40mpg on highway. It can be done, I've done it. Fairly easy to work on. Good ergonomics - the wheel/shifter/pedal relationship is good, much better than the '95 Caprice I owned prior to this one. Escort Wagons are a great used car value, if you find a 5spd.
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