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LX 1.9L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (23 reviews )
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Best Car I've Ever Had
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By Kenneth Havens
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1995 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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Bought this car new. At 105,000 miles I had to replace the front brake pads. At 80,000 I replaced the timing belt, water pump, serpentine belt, and idler pulley. Other than regular maintenance, I've spent almost nothing on this car in almost 11 years. The last long trip taken in this car was with 4 adults, and luggage, and a dog. It got an average of 35 mpg@ 70 mph all day long.


Best Features

Reliability.


Worst Features

Road noise suppression.


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My Favorite car
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By big scott
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1995 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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Most dependable car I have ever owned. Still has original spark plugs in it and still gets 33 mpg!


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Good little car
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By Yves St-Louis/Joe
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1995 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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I recommend this car to anybody who need good reliable economical basic transportation. After 125k other than normal maintenance the only part i changed was the alternator rear coil spring and front wheel bearings. But parts are not cheap Hope the focus is as good as this one


Best Features

Good gas milleage undestructible powerplant easy to live with and good torque from 1st to 3rd gear (manual)


Worst Features

Noisy could use more power and very poor paint quality (paint flaking)


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Only a crash could stop it!
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By Bryant & Christy
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1995 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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155,000 miles and it was still going strong until it got t-boned at an intersection. It was driven pretty hard, over 80 miles a day on the highways at 65-75 mph. It had some significant repairs but overall it didn't have $18,000 in it over almost nine years including purchase price. An axle problem early on was covered under the warranty. The only long-term problem was a flaky electrical system. Recommend tires with higher heat rating to prevent wear if driven heavy.


Best Features

Good family-size car for the money. Excellent gas mileage (33-34 mpg highway)


Worst Features

Work out bugs in the electrical system and allow axle repairs without having to replace the whole assembly.


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Cheap, but tough
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By brewster
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Vehicle

1995 Ford Escort Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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We have owned this car since new, and it has become the car I love to hate. The hatchback/wagon design is immensely practical (why don't all brands have one?) and the mileage, at nearly 40mpg on the highway is great. Also, I agree with other reviewers that the drivetrain is as reliable as a hammer. Unfortunately, the interior noise level, complete lack of power, very weak brakes, and uncomfortable seats make this vehicle miserable to drive for any real length of time. Also, the quality of assembly is clearly lacking--doors don't fit right, wiring was faulty from new, etc.


Best Features

economy, decent interior space and practical design, overall reliability, purchase price was right


Worst Features

Add power! needed better door seals, soundproofing, generally better construction...


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