1996 Ford Escort Consumer Review: Beware the 1.9 Engine!!!!
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1996 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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LX Sedan (1.9L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Beware the 1.9 Engine!!!!
By ofcgddss on

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1996 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan

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The 1.9 engine is the WORST piece of junk EVER! I bought the car with 30,000 miles on it...at 70,000 miles the heads had to be rebuilt; at 80,000 the entire engine blew. This was the most unbelievably unreliable car ever owned. According to websites, MANY people have reported this problem with the heads as early as 50,000 -- yet Ford refused to do anything about it. Common symptoms -- shaking, rough idling, dying suddenly ... dump this lemon as quickly as possible and do what I'm doing -- buying a HONDA

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Put a reliable engine in -- no car engine built today should need heads rebuilt at 50,000 miles!!!! Yet this is a common problem -- DO RESEARCH
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