Worst Lemon Ever Owned!
By Trent Mindeman on
1999 Ford Escort SE 4dr Wagon
I purchased this wagon after reviewing
other buyers comments 2 years ago. My
inlaws also have 2 wagons and have had
At 56,000 miles one front wheel bearing
and the clutch went. 3,000 miles later
the clutch went again and it was
discovered that the transmission was
leaking fluid into the clutch so we
replaced the transmission. Now at
61,000 the car is surging on the
highway and I have a 5 hour trip
planned for this weekend. The mechanic
looked it over good and found a cracked
fan belt, broken rear spring, look tie
rod end and the surging.... well it's
definately the clutch.
Big buttons on radio, cruise on
steering wheel, power mirrors.
The oil filler cap sits in a recessed
casting that collects dirt. It is hard
to clean out before taking the cap off
and no doubt is cause for more than a
little dirt getting into the oil.