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can't complain
By Ben Smith on 03/31/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort 4dr Sedan

Review

i purchased this car from a family member with 105k on it. At that time, the car had never broken down, and ran like a dream (especially w/105k). Every 3k, the oil had been changed and all maintance recommendations were followed. I would average 28+ MPG, even while i was driving like an idiot. After 130k, the transmission begin slipping quite often and fuel economy began to fall off quickly. I can't complain about the cheap parts and quality when an escort makes it to 135k.
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Wifes Car
By GJGJ on 03/29/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan

Review

Wife Loves the car No costs other than oil changes It is a second car for us which is conveint
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barney car
By Ray-Jay on 02/26/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort 4dr Sedan

Review

This has been a GREAT car. I bought this car with 28,000. Currently still driving it with 189,000. Wow ! I can put on the miles! No compalints from me. Just now did brakes for the first time. Only regular maintence...tune up, timing belt,plugs &wires. No trouble with a/c. I'm a Happy ford owner!! Gas mileage a plus with all my driving. Currently car shopping for a newer car! Wish me luck!!
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I love my Ford Excort!!
By Dottie J. on 01/17/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan

Review

This is a dependable little car - easy to handle and gets good gas mileage. I have owned three of these cares in a row now, and I have found all of them to be very dependable. Routine maintenance charges are the only costs I have ever encountered in any of them.
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Best car I've ever owned.
By lovemyescort on 01/10/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort 4dr Sedan

Review

I have owned this car for almost 5 years. 5 trouble-free years. Have only replaced tie-rod ends and front brakes. Have put 50k miles on since I bought it. Outstanding reliability. Exceptional fuel mileage. Just change the oil and keep driving it.
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Just keeps on going-and going-and going!
By slate stevens on 11/13/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan

Review

Bought it new in 1997 for $9999.00 on a weekend sale ad. I thought it was going to be a strippo, but to my suprise it was a "sport model", which included head rests on rear seats, sportier front seats, alloy wheels, spoiler, body colored accents, am-fm casette with 4 speakers, intermitant wipers, chrome tip exhaust, etc. 105,000 miles later, extremely reliable car, just plain won't break! Oil changed every 5,000 miles, replaced front brakes, rear still good! Just make sure you replace that timing belt every 60,000 miles, or it could break and it will damage valves and maybe pistons when it goes.
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Crap
By AlisonE on 10/01/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan

Review

this car has done $86,000/miles and is on its 3rd transmision.. inside parts are falling off.. DO NOT buy this car.. more trouble than its worth.. although it did run fine for the first 3 years.. after that it just fell apart. IT was one thing after another..
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too bad thy stopped making these
By frozennorth on 09/08/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon

Review

bought new, driven to work everyday , 36 miles each way. Tires, muffler, brakes, thermostat, and alternator replaced. That's it except for gas and oil changes.
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I've be happy with my escort
By Shala on 07/23/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan

Review

I recieved my escort in high school and to my liking I still have it, six years later. Dipples my escorts name has took me through snow,rain, wind, and sun shine just fine. durning my college years it brought me home to San Diego,Ca and back to Tacoma and Pullman, WA. several time and I had no problems. I'm proud to say I've enjoyed my car and suprized it's prformed so well. Ford did a good job on my car.
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quality
By p botich on 07/17/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon

Review

it appears ford used quality parts on these cars. even with high mileage thecar is very healthy and reliable.their just to slow for most drivers.
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