1997 Ford Escort Consumer Review: 300,000 kms and still going st

1997 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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LX Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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300,000 kms and still going strong!
By emersome on


1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon


Bought my Escort Wagon used and best money I've ever spent on a vehicle so far. Plenty of cargo space but small enough you can park anywhere. Put winter tires on it and is amazing around town; have passed half-tons stuck on the side of the road. Can even do some light off-roading. Easily put 2 kayaks on top and has enough clearance that you can get where you need to go. Little slow off the start but once its going has lots of pep. With regular maintenance its been very reliable and is still zooming along at 300K. And fuel mileage is awesome! Had a hatchback Escort before and wasn't too thrilled but the Wagon has really been impressive.

Best Features

Fuel mileage. Cargo space for non SUV. Capability in winter.

Worst Features

Better factory sound system; hard to put in after-market if you want to improve it. Rubber/plastic mats and a liner for the back.
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