1998 Ford Escort Consumer Review: Good, but watch out
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1998 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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Good, but watch out
By wingchunner on

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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe

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I didn't like the way the automatic transmission shifted. It handles and responds well, but because of the lightness of the car, it is affected by wind which at times makes it a little more difficult to control. Changing the serpantine belt is a little coslty .I thought there was a squeecking noise which I thought was the belt (not), then they thought something was rubbing against the transmission, so that was pulled (not that either), so the mechanic believes that the crankshaft is somehow getting out of kilter or the bearing might be worn wrong. It will cost over two grand to replace the engine or repair the crankshaft.

Best Features

looks, gas mileage, fold down back seats gave access to trunk, tight turning raidus,

Worst Features

better support in seats, better sights to gauges (had to duck to see through the steering wheel to see my speed limit. better crankshaft or bearings that hold the crank. More room around the engine. Somebody has to have a better system for mounting license plates, too!
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By night_rider19
on 06/02/11 09:46 AM (PDT)

sounds like you are getting ripped off by your mechanic

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