1987 Ford Escort User Reviews

1987 Ford Escort Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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Gordon writes:
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5

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It was just a cool car to drive!!

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nothing

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Escort Gt — My Escort was a GT model and love driving that car and did general repairs to it and about the only car I didn't put on any aftermarket parts on!!! It was a white car and worked hard to keep it clean and looking great!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeremiah writes:
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blazing speed

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size

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Perfect — this car is has blazing speed and acceleration! it's handling is unlike any other! it is a beautiful car inside and out. i've owned this sweet ride for almost a year now and i've never stopped loving it. it has only needed new tires and i got some sick ones.

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Steve writes:
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Looks, driveability

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Mediocore performance, did well in my own crash test

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In The Early Nineties, This Was A Hot Car.... — Manual transmission, I had the Oakley Thermonuclear Protection craze going on with a huge sticker on the back window and reflective Oakley stickers on the door handles. It was "sporty", not a aports car. It was "quick" but didn't accelerate that fast. But it looked the part for the time. Yeah, I'mnot really a Ford person, but I liked it.

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Nick writes:
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5

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fantastic fun.

Cons

cost of repairs and vandles damaging it.

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A Fast, Fun Car. — super fast, fun to drive the Ford RS Turbo MkII is a front wheel drive hot hatch. mine was fitted with a high-bread ( high performance) Turbo and Dump valve which expelled the air out the Turbo so as not to have Turbo lag. when you put your foot down the turbo cut in straight away and pushed you back into the Standard Recaro seats. Cornering was fantastic and stuck like glue in the corners. the only down side i had was when the odd little thing went wrong. finding a garage that knew what was the problem was hard at first. but in the end I found someone who knew them. he was a bit pricey but fix everything that i came across. never wanted to sell it but i lolst my job and it needed a new clutch plate. if I had the money I would still own it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jason writes:
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2

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Reliable drivetrain, good gas mileage, great in snow

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Ulgy styling, poor performance, three speed auto

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1987 Escort Gl Wagon — Good car for in town commuting to work. Terrible on highway, no overdrive and no power for passing. Mazda drivetrain is solid but tech is very outdated (throttle body injection) and three speed tranny had problems downshifting from 3rd to 2nd gear under WOT. Drove great in snow but ran rough in cold weather until engine warmed up. Reliable cheap car for commuting to work and nothing more. Would recommend a newer Escort, early '90's.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tim writes:
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5

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It's Mine

Cons

Needs a turbo and alot of work

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Wonderful — This is my pride and joy. My 1987 Ford Escort XR3I Cabriolet 1.6 MFI. It handles predictabley well and has been completley de-chaved. This is in original condittion with even the original cassette stereo that came with it. It has almost every concievable extra that was provided by the showroom! :)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Lucy writes:
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Good at starting and an immaculate interior for an old car.

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It was a death trap!

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My First Proper Car! — Excellent at starting every morning without fail but extremely dodgy brakes and tyres! I crashed it 9 times in 6 months but it was the cars fault not mine! Started out as a nice looking car with a practically mint interior but after all the crashes it was about 12 inches shorter and the headlights faced the sky!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
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Cheap, common, and thats about it.

Cons

The car.

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Not The Best Example Of American Economy Cars. — This was probably the worst most unreliable vehicle I owned. The engines were known for head gasket problems amongst many other things. You could get it with a 3 speed automatic that was horrible, with the option of a 5 speed manual, which was the way to go. American economy cars weren't the best in the eighties, and this car was a good example of that.

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Natasha writes:
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quickness, breaking, handleing, cornering

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none

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My Lil Princess — she is my baby and im so proud of her, she runs 272 bhp and i cant fault her on performance, the only downside is she is now a summer car so she has 2 go away for winter, i love her and when i pass my test ill take you all out in her i promise

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2002 Ford Escort Reviews

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2001 Ford Escort Reviews

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its a good car it is hard to get a car seat in and out of car andit does sit low to ground but ober all I love it it be a good car for a small family great on gas Read More

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2000 Ford Escort Reviews

Its Fun. By Hettboy

It looks good for what's about to happen to it. For a car with one seat and no interior I guess its comfortable. It has some rust under the doors. I plan on welding some metal in there when I build th... Read More

Buy It As A Starter Car By Josh

Appearance- Ugly Performance- Handles well, Brakes well, Overall not bad Cost of ownership- Gas amazing, maintenance not TOO much Build Quality- Needed some general repairs Fun Factor- Decent Great ca... Read More

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1999 Ford Escort Reviews

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