This is my 2nd Escort, my first one was a builder car. At the time the car was still pretty new so I liked it, but it had it's problems. My second one is identical to the first and I love it. But what is not to love about great gas mileage, and pretty much just general maintainence. It has 154,000 on it and just had plugs, wires, and an alternator put on it.
Very comfortable, 5-speed, cheaper tires than most newer cars. Overall a very sharp looking car.
Automatic seatbelt swiches that last longer, and speedometers that outlast the car.