I purchased my Escort in 2000 with
13,000 miles on it. After 19,000
miles of light duty, I was told that I
needed new rear coil springs. I spoke
to several people that owned the same
vehicle, and several mechanics
(including the service manager at my
local Ford dealership), and was told
that this is a common problem that
Ford is aware of, but not footing the
bill for. Otherwise, a reliable, but
not very interesting, econobox. Total
lack of ergonomic ingenuity.
Doesn't really matter, at this point,
but the general layout leaves a lot to
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