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The little red car that could!
By pickleman on 05/15/08 15:21 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan

Review

Bought this car new, and paid only $10,000! This car has paid for itself so many times over, I ought to build a shrine to it! This is the 4 door sedan, the LX sport. It came with special sport seats with rear headrests and different fabric than the base model, plus a better radio, a wing on the trunk, nicer alloy wheels, spoiler, etc. 170,000 miles with only wear and tear items replaced (belts, engine mount, catalytic converter) the front head light lenses fogged over and replaced, several sets of tires and brakes and oil changes pretty much it!
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The Best Escort they ever made
By HELLO on 03/18/08 18:45 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan

Review

I have a metalic green (love the color) 1997 Ford Escort LX and it has been the best investment I have ever made. I have owned this car over 11 1/2 years and have had only small issues with the vehicle outside the routine maintanance up until recently 145,000 miles(starting to burn oil). First of all; the cup holders were to shallow to hold big cups which triggered spilled drinks if making quick turns. The rear stock springs cracked shortly after I had the car but drove it for 9 years anyway. The front tie rods are a stress point which wear out quick if you do a lot of quick radius turning. I guess I can't complain about 40,000 miles when the replacement parts are less than $100.00.
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Great car
By Aaron on 03/16/08 09:52 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon

Review

I'd buy this car again! I have the A/T, A/C, manual windows, man. locks, no cruise. I avg. 30-32 mpg, best road trip 40 mpg (50-55 mph). I use this car to carry some carpentry gear, I've packed it tight w/ lots of tools, carries 10 /8'-0" studs, roof rack can do 200+ lbs lumber, Lumbar stinks, I use a booster lumbar support, drink holders poorly designed, panic button on key fob occasionally annoying. Low maintenance costs, run synthetic oil, snows up front for winter (decent in snow up to 4"). Ford should have made the rear seats removable for cargo & fuel economy. I'm going to install scan guage II for improved mpg, switching back to summer tires, use a K&N air filter.
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My new car
By Gary Grove on 01/24/08 07:21 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan

Review

I like the size and the handling.The gas mileage is great. All maintance was normal. The price fit into budget. I like the color.
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Great Utility Vehicle
By Escort Owner on 01/22/08 06:50 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon

Review

Have had no major problems other than blowing a head gasket at 130K miles. Fixed that for less than $300 with a box of wrenches and a Haynes manual. Drove crosscountry twice, and was main travel vehicle for years. Have hauled 1000 lbs of concrete in the back. Busted the shocks! 4x8 plywood fits nicely on the luggage rack. This car has carried the mail for me and my family for a long time. We used to joke about it being my sons first car. He was 1 when we got it. In a few years he will be old enough to drive it so it just may be. It's not fancy by any means but peppy for a small car. All in all it's been worth every penny.
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1997 Ford Escort
By Unice Redd on 01/10/08 22:25 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort 4dr Sedan

Review

I love to drive and this car was a challenge at first, (5 sp) but once I got the hang of it...Had only one mechanical problem, needed a check up. Durable, dependable, great on mileage, low maintenance.
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The little car that could! 10 years!
By westcoastcop on 12/14/07 15:07 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan

Review

Bought it new, put 160,000 miles on it with only an engine mount and electric cooling fan replaced, and several burned out bulbs. Other than that, routine fluid/filter changes, couple of batteries and one tune up plus some tire replacement and brake pads...thats it! Reliable! Never let me down, never stranded me, never disapointed me! Still looks new, red sports model 4 door, I put a cd player in it when my son was starting to drive it.
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Alright Car
By daf58 on 08/08/07 20:12 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan

Review

Purchased this car at 30,000 miles. Has been very good to me, only minor repairs have been needed. Have owned this car for almost 10 years and I am very pleased, I now have close to 180,000 miles and this little Escort is still running strong.
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The best car I own
By Escort_is_good on 05/18/07 00:41 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon

Review

I have a 2006 Grand Caravan SXT and a 2002 Eldorado ETC, but they simply don't compare to the 1997 Escort wagon. Shortly after I bought it the rear suspension began groaning over bumps. I never worried about it, but eventually it turned out to have broken rear springs -- relatively cheap to replace. Absolutely wonderful engine: I have the 2.0L SPI (split port injection) and it makes the correct amount of power. The chassis is still firm, steers straight, no squeaks, though it won't be long until the rust starts at this age. I'll just keep 'er going indefinitely as a winter-beater, top-notch reliability and ease of maintenance.
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My Escort
By fubar1 on 05/15/07 09:36 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort 4dr Sedan

Review

I really like my 1997 Escort. It has lots of power and I really like the handling on dirt and asphalt roads. My only complaint is that the back of the car is too light and it likes to slide when going through curves on dirt roads at high speeds. But I added weight and it is great now.
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