1997 Ford Escort Consumer Review: Great Short Term - Careful lon
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1997 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

93 Total Reviews

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

Performance
Comfort
Fun-to-Drive
Interior
Exterior
Build Quality
Reliability Value
Great Short Term - Careful long term
By MightyMet on

Vehicle

1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan

Review

This car did't give me one problem at
all and I never had one item ever break
on it and it was never in the shop for
anything other then routine maintenance
until just recently and it was a big
one. The car has 121,000miles and the
#1 Piston is hitting the valve and the
only solution is total engine
replacement. Car was VERY reliable
until it hit the 120,000 mark. If the
miles are low and the price is right
you should go for it as I really
enjoyed owning it but once you hit that
100,000 you should be thinking about
selling it or trading it in.

Best Features

Pre 100,000Mi reliability.

Worst Features

Do not combine stereo and a/c controls into one componant as it makes it hard to have the stereo replaced. Long term reliabilty. 1997 shouldn't blow and engine in 2002.
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