1996 Ford Escort User Reviews

1996 Ford Escort Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 32 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 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:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews

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Doctor-pip writes:
1996 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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4

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never let me down

Cons

the stigma which comes with it

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Old Faithful — at the end of the day it was an old car not built for speed but family in mind, was great and built tough and lasted for ages. very cheap to repair and great on fuel, plus had loads of room

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Christopher writes:
1996 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon Review
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Great on gas.

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Its a small station wagon. My 1st.

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Id Buy Anouther 1. I Really Like The New 1's. — Lots of HP 88 in total. Has tonnes of room Great for packin all the kids big an small. We have owned for two years. Bought it for $400 have spent maybe $220 in parts so far. It needs a new Rad and Battery Thats about it. Maybe some new tires and rims would be nice and a BIG TURBO and NITRO haha ta kick it up a notch. So far so great.

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

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Jordon writes:
1996 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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3

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interior is very nice and is some what comfortable.
easy to do the work on
looked alright outside too

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pretty much the rest. parts didnt last and were expensive.
no guts what so ever. Wont own another one thats for sure

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No. Dont Even Think About It — I had one and nothing but problems with it. maybe i just got a lemon but either way it was just not fun. the interior is nice and the outside is decent other then perfomance wise to sum it up. NO BALLS, this thing had nothing in lines of performance. could be the automatic transmission that didn't help. parts are a pain. expensive, the mas airflow costed 200$ and only lasted 2 weeks. GARBAGE!

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Chris writes:
1996 Ford Escort 2 Dr GT Hatchback Review
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Cheap to run

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Nothing, it does the job it's meant to do.

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The Common Escort — Performance - Fair Build Quality - Only thing loose is the heat sheild, makes a bit of a rattle at low revs when changing gear Appearance - A bit dated now Fun Factor - Good chassis, crap turning circle, just enough acceleration to make you smile.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cherie writes:
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paint

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diesel standard engine

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Cherie - Le - Freak — airbrushed, blue fur interior, ceiling lights and mirrors in back, loud horns one weird van!standard diesel but such gorgeous paintwork..she is a real head turner...glitter paint, grim reaper on the bonnet, sun strip reads cherie le freak! she is a beauty no other like her....

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Richard writes:
1996 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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it goes on forever..its a ford

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its aubergine

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Reliable Little Runner — its only got the 2 doors...which is a pain in the ass..and the colour..its cald BELLADONNA, ye right!! its more like aubergine..1 women owner, apparently..but its still goin after 12 years..so cant really complain...gets us were we wanna go..thats what counts..in it

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Alan writes:
1996 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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Good sporty design.  Decent performance.

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Not very reliable.

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Don't Bother. — I only owned one of these for nearly 2 years. During that time I must have paid to get something fixed every month. It was costing me an arm and a leg. Brakes didn't work very well. They were too weak. Engine needed throwing away and having something more better built putting inside. It was burning oil before 60k miles. Had engine rebuilt and yet car was still unreliable. Only got rid of it because I crashed it (cos of brakes) and got written off. The only thing I liked about the car was its sporty looks and the performance (when the engine was working fine).

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Rachel508 writes:
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great handling

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regular TLC required

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Old Faithful — fun to drive great on corners and loved being thrown round them

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Mark5731 writes:
1996 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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Fairly nice looking.

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Not really found any yet.

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Nice Clean Managable Car — Dark blue on a 'P' plate. Bought for my wife. Suits her very well and her bum doesn't look big in it. Looks respectable yet not overbearing. Car has similar qualities.

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David writes:
1996 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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Reasonably Comfortable

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Front wheels spin too easily

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1996 Ford Escort 1.8 Ghiax 5 Door Hatchback — Performance: Quick enough, brakes are Ok, Front tires run out of grip very quickly when cornering and pulling away enthusiasticly. Build Quality: Good Appearence: Good Cost Of Ownership: Good on fuel and insurence Fun Factor: Good to drive, steering weights up nicely, Not excessive body roll

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

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