1999 Ford Escort Consumer Review: Don't buy

1999 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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SE Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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By HC on


1999 Ford Escort SE 4dr Wagon


I was the 3rd owner and bought this car for every day use. The car condition was considered “clean” and previous 2 owners kept excellent valid maintenance records. This is my first car so I stick tightly to check up schedule to reduce any mechanical problems. I got around 28-30 mpg highway and 18-21 mpg in town. There were many problems with this car. The biggest two were tranny and engine. This car sucked too much money form me. At ~94,000 miles the transmission slipped (after 20,000 miles used). Sometimes, it stuck at low gear and won’t shift up when I gassed it up or slipped, shift down and lost speed, very dangerous if it happens when I pass a car. I got it fixed. At ~130,000 miles, the

Best Features

It has a lot of space comparable to SUV and doesn't break your bank for car insurance like SUV does.

Worst Features

Please, make a more reliable car. On the highway at night light form cars behind would blind you because the car was so low.
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