I just bought a used 1996 Escort. It
was a steal and the mileage, 40,000!
This simple and economic and RELIABLE
car gets me places. I see a lot of
elderly people driving around here in
the 80's Civic hatchbacks and other
subcompacts, so I'm guessing that this
particular Escort was one of
those "elderly cars," being operated
within the warranty as long as
possible. This one's gonna last me a
long while, I know it. So, if there's
a 96 Escort out there for sale, - don't
be a fool - buy it. It's the last of
its kind. Great mileage, decent looks,
easy to maintain.
A/C's got a push-in knob that looks
like the 8-ball. Airflow choices are
written, no cartoons to interpret. And
they GLOW! Functional dashboard, easy
to view and operate. Drink holders came
with black plastic liner, no spilling.
Are you kidding?! NO! Just keep the oil
changed every three months, and use
Mobil motor oil for the motor. I've
owned several cars and this was the
best purchase I've made on a car.