1997 Ford Escort Consumer Review: Never liked it, but it keeps g
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1997 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

92 Total Reviews

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

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Never liked it, but it keeps going
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1997 Ford Escort 4dr Sedan

Review

Cup holders are too shallow, things always spill. I have had a number of O2 sensors and other such things replaced. Had to take it back to the dealer a week after purchase...entire top end replaced under warrant at about 34,000. It now has 150,00 on it. It leaks/burns oil, the radiator leaks, the AC compressor self destructed, the trannyis starting to slip, I've had two exhausts put on it, I've done a couple brake jobs. Like all these cars the rear springs are broken and the front end wears. Also, I have always found this car to be incredibly underbraked. I could, from day one, slam the brake pedal with both feet and not lock up the brakes.

Best Features

Ability to just keep going.

Worst Features

More powerful brakes, a better stereo, bad choice on the rear springs.
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