Excellent temporary car, wouldn't recommend long term
By brendan12090 on
1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon
Have had this escort for a little less than a year and it has just been terrible. Everything has had to of been replaced including, all four struts, both lower ball joints, full exhaust, and little repairs along the way, I should have just bought a new car! Although it has many problems, it refuses to die and for that I gave it a 4 in reliability. Moving on to a Toyota because of their reliability. But for cheap temporary transportation it's a good car and gets relatively good gas mileage. Cheap to repair but nothing is extremely cheap. Engines aren't too bad and the transmissions aren't terrible either, but the body style is absolutely ugly and it rusts so quickly!
Gas mileage, Roof rack, that's about it
Body style, interior comfort, interior style, but they don't make it anymore so it's speaking to deaf ears.