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Used 1998 Ford Escort Consumer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

Can't be killed

jaxson, 07/18/2009
ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe
17 of 17 people found this review helpful

This car is ridiculous. Got this in 11/01 used from some dude who wanted a car with cruise control. Had 56K miles on it, almost 8 years later I have 143K on it. No problems at all with this thing. Runs as smooth as it did the day i took it over. Oil is always clean, probably dont even have to get an oil change every 5k miles. I still have to replace the timing belt. The tie rods had to be occasionally replaced every now and then. But thats it. I wish this thing would die already so I can feel justifed to get a new car already!

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5 out of 5 stars

I really love my Escort

Terry, 06/24/2016
LX 4dr Sedan
14 of 14 people found this review helpful

This is my second Escort. I purchased my first 98 escort new and drove it to well over 300k miles. It was sadly taken out by a tractor trailer while parked, but was still running strong. I am on my second 98 escort (took me months to find one) and it's also great. Purchased it with 108k and have taken it all over the country since. Just like my first escort, this one just keeps going and going. I like dependability and economy in my vehicles and this car serves them both up with a smile.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4.5 out of 5 stars

escort 330 k miles

dan299, 05/31/2013
SE 4dr Wagon
21 of 22 people found this review helpful

bought the car with 156000 miles about 6 years ago..im at 330;000 and still running good had to replace the clutch,,but u should expect that with that mileage...other than that just regular maintenance.......

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4 out of 5 stars

98 wagon

mdwalker13@comcast.net, 10/23/2015
SE 4dr Wagon
12 of 12 people found this review helpful

Bought used in 1999 with 25,000 miles. Not a lot of power but fun to drive around town. Reliability has been better than average, interior and body/paint have held up well and average 30 - 32 mpg. A great second car and will keep it until it dies.

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4.25 out of 5 stars

Fantastic City Car

jhs7, 10/08/2011
ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

I've driven this car for the past 11 years and have had very few problems with it. It has enough power to be fun to drive, and to get you around slow trucks when you need to, while still getting good gas mileage. The best thing about it, though, is the amazing amount of cargo space for an economy coupe. Between the surprisingly roomy trunk, and the fold-down seats, you can actually haul quite a lot of stuff. I am regularly surprised at how much I can stuff into such a small car. On top of that, it's one of the best-looking cars in its class, (IMHO), it turns on a dime, and it fits in almost any parking space. The only thing it doesn't do well is snow. But then, what little car does?

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