1998 Ford Escort Consumer Review: hauling Goods & Dogs

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hauling Goods & Dogs
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1998 Ford Escort SE 4dr Wagon


Great in town -peppy drive if you stay
in torque range (3750 & up)--easy
lane changes, great visibility, intr.
noise low. seat best in near upright.
Yoko Avid Touring tires are a perfect
compliment to this wagon! Frim,
stable, grip, and corner. Wagon will
oversteer if you don't go spritely into
the corner--waking up stabliz'n rear
assembly. Ford means 80lbs in the
boot! Heavy loads off the axle are
nerve racking. Drop the seat --pull it
out! Smart pack can put 625lbs of
goods in; predictable ride follows.
Very Utilitarian w/smart looks--Ford
really did a nice exit w/the escort

Best Features

drive;mpg; 3rd & 4th gear ratio (keep up rpm); clean burn; back hatch accomdates big loads ; low used car price tag. Better Econ. than Most!

Worst Features

lateral seat support; torque @2500RPM for short inner city hauls; more sound dampening in hatch. Fuelmiser.TM-- has improved MPG to 31/42 (11.6%increase) 24% less HC; 15% less NOx; 10% less CO2; 68% less CO;---can you say ULEV? see CA -EPA/ CARB ex. sum. #D-421
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