1997 Ford Escort 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Great car
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1997 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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

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By Aaron on

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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.

Favorite Features

Driveability, always starts & runs, reliable, cargo capacity, turning/ manueverabilty

Suggested Improvements

Deepen cup holders, panic button unneccessary, make rear seats removeable, make roof rack removeable for reduced air drag when not in use, heated side view mirrors, trunk hatch button & fuel hatch button would be nice
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