1997 Ford Escort Consumer Review: My kids hate this car! Mom lov

1997 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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

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My kids hate this car! Mom loves it!
By LKB on


1997 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan


This car has been very very loyal to me. Great gas mileage and very few repairs. I have driven it for 6.5 years and it has proven to be very reliable. It's not a pretty car; my kids don't want to be seen in it. I told them they'll be begging my to drive it when they get their licenses; I would have done backflips at 16 if this was my car. But I won't review the cars I had to drive with the rusted floorboards. It is great for a small person with 1 or 2 kids; nothing fancy and you do get plenty of road noise -- so turn up the radio!

Best Features

Awesome gas mileage; about 30 MPG. My LS does have power windows & doors, so if you close your eyes, you COULD be in a nicer car.

Worst Features

Cup holders in front console are way too shallow to hold any cup of any size; good for change though. There is a middle holder that is a little deeper. Emergency brake is really touchy; its pretty close to the gear shift and if you are not careful, you'll engage it.
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