1997 Ford Escort Consumer Review: Great car

1997 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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LX Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great car
By Aaron on


1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Wagon


I'd buy this car again! I have the A/T, A/C, manual windows, man. locks, no cruise. I avg. 30-32 mpg, best road trip 40 mpg (50-55 mph). I use this car to carry some carpentry gear, I've packed it tight w/ lots of tools, carries 10 /8'-0" studs, roof rack can do 200+ lbs lumber, Lumbar stinks, I use a booster lumbar support, drink holders poorly designed, panic button on key fob occasionally annoying. Low maintenance costs, run synthetic oil, snows up front for winter (decent in snow up to 4"). Ford should have made the rear seats removable for cargo & fuel economy. I'm going to install scan guage II for improved mpg, switching back to summer tires, use a K&N air filter.

Best Features

Driveability, always starts & runs, reliable, cargo capacity, turning/ manueverabilty

Worst Features

Deepen cup holders, panic button unneccessary, make rear seats removeable, make roof rack removeable for reduced air drag when not in use, heated side view mirrors, trunk hatch button & fuel hatch button would be nice
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