1997 Ford Escort Consumer Review: Great Car! No problems, hassle

1997 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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93 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Great Car! No problems, hassle free.
By McGill on


1997 Ford Escort 4dr Sedan


Serviced regularly, first issue was
breaks started sqeaking (60k miles).
Breaks were checked regularly & the
mechanics were surprised that they were
the original, 1st replace needed at

Only problem was after I going over
a "v" shaped driveway (v at the point
road & driveway met), Heavier person in
passenger seat & it hit caused a small
leak in the radiator seam.
Gets 30-35 in town, when not running
the A/C and 40 on road trips.

Bought a new car & now found a good
deal on a Aero so hubby trying to talk
me into selling it. We'll see, I've
grown attached to it & the

Best Features

Exterior design. Dependable to the hilt. Ford should have kept making them. After the 80's fiasco they finally got it right.

Worst Features

If still makig them the seat would NEED to be changed. Not confortable on long trips without an extra curved back cushion. Eurognomics should have been more thought out.
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