My Ford Escort Pony is a reliable
car. It has never let me down when I
needed it. Problems include
malfunctioning automatic seatbelts,
failing gas and unreliable temperature
gauges. Also, check engine, and check
coolant lights come on normally.
Despite these problems the car
operates fine, and is a good fun car.
The 5-speed transmission is great, but
the clutch is weak.
1.9L Pony engine
small and manuverable
folding rear seat
good gas mileage
High performance clutch (more grip).
Better exterior paint and trim.
I drove this car on the German Autobon
for several years. 40,000 miles with my
foot so hard to the floorboards, I would
get leg cramps (you laugh.) Top
end...maybe 140 going downhill. Those
big ole' Granddaddy 5 series Mercedes
and 7 series Bimmers would pass me so
fast they would suck me out into their
lane, but the Escort was a hoot
nonetheless. 7 hours to Italy....4 1/2
hours to Amsterdam....Ahhhh the good life!
Cheap to own and operate. Chicks dig
it!!!!! Email me if you have
similar experiences and would like to
start a club!!!
Absolutely nothing!!!! Why mess with
This is a very reliable car,definitly an improvement over the first gen escort. It has been refined and restyled to be a moderatly beautiful car as well. it has exceptional fuel efficiency, and very low maintenence costs. Proper preventitive maintenance is a must. The seats are comfortable for short trips only(50 miles or less). The 1.9L provides ample power for the car. Owners of the escort should go to www.escortracing.com and check out our message board at the Escort Racing Development Team.
Large faithful folloing of owners. it is a world class car that is respected in every counrty but the US. Highly underestimated.
lower, more ergonomic seats. (ford is notorious for bad ergonomics). and, last but not least, to ford: Bring it back!