1996 Ford Escort Consumer Review: My First Car...still going str

1996 Ford Escort Hatchback - Consumer Review

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My First Car...still going strong!
By Kerry3 on


1996 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback


My Ford Escort is the first car I've
ever owned. I loved the style and now I
love the car! I bought it brand new in
1996, and finally got a tune-up (2001)!
I'm not that nice to it, but the only
problems I've had were after 4 -6 years
of Michigan driving, and 4 or 5 trips
to Atlanta, GA. She now has almost
100,000 miles. The mileage is great,
the ride is great; she's reliable,
especially considering what I haven't
done. Routine stuff? Nope, haven't done
them. Sometimes I do the oil. She's a

Best Features

The hatchback style. I love the profile.

Worst Features

The trunk cover could be more secure. Also, the front seat door pockets could be more secure...I use them to push open the door, and now I've kicked one off (took 6 years of abuse, though).
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