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GREAT
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By tink
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car used 3 years ago i had to do very little mechanical work the major thing that went wrong was the timing jumped i am getting ready to buy a 2nd ford escort if that tells ya how much i loved this car my son(teenager) drives the one i bought 3 years ago and loves it i would reccommend this car it very realiable and trustworthy


Worst Features

a cd player and make it a lil more roomier on the inside


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Excellent Small Wagon
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By senior citizen
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1998 Ford Escort SE 4dr Wagon


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Bought this car new for my late wife. I've used it as an around-town car since she died. It's been a great small wagon for that purpose. Very dependable, good quality, minimal repairs, great gas mileage, still looks good and drives well. (I keep it garaged and regularly serviced at the Ford dealer.) I expect to keep it until I die or wreck it.


Best Features

Economical, good handling, good utility (I usually keep the back seat folded down), good quality, minimum need for repairs (only replaced the starter and the interior blower motor in 50,000 miles).


Worst Features

Front seat cushions too short to give good thigh support on long trips (I'm 5'9"), road noise at freeway speeds.


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Cheap, affordable, and great
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By Nambow
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1998 Ford Escort SE 4dr Sedan


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I got this car after it had been sitting for 1-2 yrs. I had to replace the tires and tie rods. It drives good, and is a manual. I average anywhere from 31-35mpg. My car has 119k and shows no sign of giving up.


Best Features

5 speed, good mpg


Worst Features

None, since they do not make it anymore.


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What a good little car
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By redgirl
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe


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Bought car 11 months ago it now has 134,000 miles and I think with a new clutch. It will make it to 150,000. Only thing is it is beat up looking. The person who owned it last scratched it all up. So I am selling her. It took me to Gainseville, and Orlando. I live in Stuart and that's a hike. Again great little car


Best Features

Stick shift


Worst Features

Leg room for driver


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Original satisfied owner.
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By Joe
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1998 Ford Escort SE 4dr Wagon


Review

98 SE Wagon. This has been a good economical vehicle. Simple interior design. 24 to 34 mpg. Scheduled maintenance routines were followed for normal usage. Fair to good handling in moderate snow conditions. Final assembly, U.S.A. (I purposely avoided the non-U.S.A. assemblies). Original tires, Uniroyal Tiger Paw, lasted 70K. OEM battery, 8 yrs. Uncomfortable seating on long drives.


Best Features

Reliable & economical. Good exterior & interior apearance. No warranty issues. Competitive & reasonable cost.


Worst Features

Improve finish at weld points on roof area above rear doors. Rear suspension springs failed (broken at top ends) at about 25K (3+yrs.). Engine noise at hwy. speeds. Engine oil & filter change is more inconvenient if done by owner. Constant contol relay assy.& fuel pump assembly failed at 88k/10 yrs.


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