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1995 Ford Escort

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Only a crash could stop it!
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By Bryant & Christy
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Vehicle

1995 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon


Review

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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No Problems with This Car
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By Kevins432
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Vehicle

1995 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan


Review

I have owned this car for 9+ years
with only normal maintenance
(oil,filters,air-filter and such).
It has performed wonderfully. When I
purchased it I wanted a small,reliable
car and that is what I got. I could
not be happier with my purchase.


Best Features

Reliable, great gas milage. NO PROBLEMS.


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Cheap, but tough
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By brewster
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Vehicle

1995 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon


Review

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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great car
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By alman
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Vehicle

1995 Ford Escort GT 2dr Hatchback


Review

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.


Best Features

peppy engine, reliability, exterior style. comfortable seats, amazing handling


Worst Features

ford to bring it back with better interior style. more hp


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Great Bang for the Buck
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By talford1
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Vehicle

1995 Ford Escort GT 2dr Hatchback


Review

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
folded down.


Best Features

The Mazda 1.8L and Manual Trans can't be beat. This car isn't really that fast, but it always gives the impression that you are going about 10 mph faster than you really are.


Worst Features

Restore features that were standard on prior models - lighted vanity mirrors and trunk/fuel releases on floor. Fortunately, these are easily restored w/junkyard parts. (visor wiring is still in a-pillar behind headliner and routing for remote releases are still under carpet).


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