'94 Tracer has the best air conditioning unit . With my fav Lincoln/ Mercury service mechanic.. The car is a real gem. The back seat can lie flat and combined with the trunk.. there isn't anything you can't move. i've carried D J equipment.. Christmas trees..glass desks.. yukka trees..6 ft speakers..10 foot lighting..hd tv.. treadmill.. etc... that a friend with a Caddy couldn't.
Air Conditioning.. the best.. and the back seat lies flat and combined with the trunk.. you can move anything.. esp. longer items.. that other cars can't.
putting in a disc player.. but maybe just a sirius.. is about it.. since it came with a tapedeck.
I've owned this car for a year and put 12k miles on it with no problems. 138k, 5MT and I average 33mpg in mixed driving. It does burn a qt of oil every 1500 miles. Easy car to work on and find parts for. Driving position, visibility, and controls are comfortable, but seats lack lumbar support. Car is very slow, but fun to drive with the stickshift. Brakes are ok, steering response is good. Plenty of online info available w/r/t Escorts. I have two small rust spots starting on panel edges, but the paint and interior are in great condition overall...no peeling paint or torn fabric. Three carseats will BARELY fit across the rear seat. Great car overall...I'd absolutely buy it again.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel, alloy wheels, gas mileage, ease of DIY repair/maintenance, roof rack, cargo volume, natural resistance to speeding tickets.
Speedometer breaks ALL THE TIME in these cars. Stock stereo is lousy. No cruise control or foglights.
I love everything about this car. It is a great car to drive and really reliable on gas. I kept my gas for a whole month and then only had to pay about $10. So, it is really reliable. I never had to do any kind of repairs on it at all.
I have owned this vehicle since it was
new. The only mahor thing that has
ever happened to it was when the
timing belt broke on the interstate.
In fact, that wouldn't have happened
if we had replaced it when we should
have. In a time of outrageous
gasoline prices, the Tracer gets me
back and forth to work on about $10 a
week. The air conditioner is still
ice cold, the brakes have only been
replaced once. I love this car and
would definitely consider another
purchase of a Ford product.
I like the leather wrappes steering
wheel, spoiler and aluminum wheels
(which comprise the "trio" package).
The 1.9 liter engine runs smoothly,
and shifting gears on the
manual tranny is still fun! When I
clean the car up and spray dressing on
the tires, it still looks new!
Judging from my experiences with my
Tracer, I can't think of any
improvements that one could make!
Nothing but a disappointment from day
one! Handled okay, had okay gas
mileage, but burned thru transmissions
like a teenaged girl goes thru
boybands! Parts were expensive and even
when under warranty, the dealership
never could fix it right. I went thru 2
engines, 3 heater cores, and 4 (count
em four!!!) transmissions. Engine had
no power or pickup (either of the two!)
and I will not be buying another
Mercury / Ford ever again!
The radio was kinda nice when the tape
deck actually worked!
RELIABILITY! MERCURY TECHNICIANS THAT
ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING!