I have had this Escort (my second) since Feb. 2002 and currently have almost 81,000 miles on it. Other than new tires, new brake pads one time, one light bulb and the normal oil/filter changes, I have never had a bit of problem with this car. Since it was $1,000's less than an import of the same size, I am very happy with it!
Fun to drive, GREAT gas mileage, easy to park, looks great.
Too noisy inside, developing a rattle in dashboard.
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