Only a crash could stop it!
By Bryant & Christy on
1995 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon
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.
Good family-size car for the money.
Excellent gas mileage (33-34 mpg
Work out bugs in the electrical system
and allow axle repairs without having
to replace the whole assembly.