1997 Ford Escort Consumer Review: Good basic car
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1997 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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Good basic car
By Godboldm on

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1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon

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I got this car after graduating college. Basically because I wanted an economical car that could move stuff. The Escort wagon seemed like the perfect choice. I was really impressed by how well it starts in cold weather conditions. With a new battery, it has started up great, even with a windchill of -30. The cold did take a toll on the interior, one of the rear locks (the thing that sicks up) snapped off. I guess it got really brittle in the cold. So be careful! It is a bit sluggish, but what can you expect from a basic economy car? It has delivered what I expected. So far, I cannot complain.

Best Features

Gas mileage, roof rack, cargo room, maneuverability.

Worst Features

Cup holders, interior components, lower back support, noisy cabin.
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