I bought my 1998 Escort in Nov 1997
when the new models came out. I paid
about 13K. This car has been very good
to me, I have never been stranded, the
car runs great, of course I did not put
alot of miles on it and I do get the
maintenance done as instructed by Ford.
I have since bought a 2002 Taurus SEL
premium (and kept my Escort too) which
blows my 98 escort away in comfort and
power. However, when filling up at the
pump, the Escort wins hands down.
Good looks, Reasonable price, Overall
it is Reliable (if you take care of it)
unless you get a lemon, fuel economy.
I would have liked a 16 valve engine
for the sedan?