1996 Ford Escort Consumer Review: This is a hidden gem!
ADVERTISEMENT

1996 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

39 Total Reviews

LX 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

ADVERTISEMENT
Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
This is a hidden gem!
By Escortfun on

Vehicle

1996 Ford Escort LX 2dr Hatchback

Review

This gem is fun todrive, very economical (38mpg in hwy450mi one tank). Costs nothing to maintain, other than the oil changes etc., and it is reliable and practical (it easily fits my bicycle). The manual I own is peppy and accelerates with the 5th from 55 to 80 very quickly. It can go (tested recently) over 110 mph! I have driven this baby accross the US (it has 140K) for 6 years, and it NEVER left me stranded. I love this car so much, that even though I am buying a brand new sports car, I will keep it, because even a price as high as $4000 is little for it. You found a 96-Escort? Buy it and do not think about it. A REAL bargain!

Favorite Features

Mechanical reliability Fuel economy Lots of baggage space,with foldout back seat

Suggested Improvements

Check engine light often comes on for no apparent reason! But ignoring it is the way to go.. Hey Bill Ford Jr.! Bring this car back in production please! This is the car that made FORD great, not the Explorer rolling-over monsters!
Recommend (0) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411