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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1996 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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never let me down

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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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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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1996 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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Cheap for driving to work every day

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Not fast, and if you try to push it, it'll break or kill you, which ever happens first

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Perfect First Car — Too heavy to be any good at overtaking but has enough power to do well on the motorway, understeers a lot and tries to kill you in the rain. So far the only thing wrong with the engine is a leaky gasket. Starting to rust very badly on the wheel arches. Fairly good looking, but impossible to tastefully modify, even alloys look over the top.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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Good on gas and fun

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its had problems

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Good Starter Car — good performance but i dont like the look of the back, i like the stick shift. Goes fast for a 4 cylinder and handles well, sometimes loses traction because its so light. I like the interior and it is very comfortable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Ford Escort 2 Dr GT Hatchback Review
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Manual, roomie, and fast

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No Power Controls and 2 Door

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Great Little Car — This was a great little car to have. Had no blind spots, fast, reliable, had a good amount of room for being a small car. Manual with no power controls. Was fun to fix up and husband loved it when we changed mufflers on it so it was louder. lol

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Nice ride and good looks.

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Breaks around every corner.

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If I Had To Buy One Again I Would Put A Honda Motor In Lol. — This was a very Fragile car... lol. It was the car which broke down the most. Was not very light on petrol. I had to replace the clutch on it and the radiator. It was a very good looking car as it was the 1.8i Motorsport but not fast at all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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price is cheap

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benzine

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Performance Car — a good performance car. not an expencive car. but repairs are very expencive and body and motor part are expencive too.it have climate and injection. its comfortable too. it have 4 door remote control. ı recomend all peole who wants cheap car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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1996 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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It works (most of the time)

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Everything else, oh and when you roll up to a hault it stalls so you have to restart it at most junctions or traffic lights

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Escort Encore — 1.3 Encore model no colour coding so it was obvious from the outset that it was the cheap alternative, appalling handling, powersteering failed, tracking was iffy, wet weather turning created masses of under steer, struggles to accelerate and crappy interior. And to ad insult to injury some previous owner has stuck a 5in rage exhaust on it so everyone behind is clearly laughing at you thinking why have you put that monster on a 1.3. So thanks previous owner.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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the couler

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its diesel

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Phat — bright orange escort van, 1.8 turbo 17 inch black alloys full leather couler coded dash board full boot build waiting to go in. wicked to drive complete bird puller. needs abit paint touching up apart from that the rides all sweet

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Ford Escort Reviews

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2002 Ford Escort Reviews

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bought this car in 09 and have done very little too it and runs when no one elses will die hard little car and fun to drive looks good going fast have had it to 120 and no problems and fun Read More

Great Little Car By Tedzinski

Love the size...small yet four doors for convience and a suprisingly large trunk. Car is never trouble, I just turn the key and go. Its quieter than my new Focus. Wish Ford had done a little better o... Read More

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2001 Ford Escort Reviews

Great Starter Car By Brightwell2016

Love my little zx2 She takes off like a Rocket at lights and let me tell you i love leaving those big V8 mustangs in the dust , This little girl runs ! My zx2's name is foxy I bought her for $1,000 wi... Read More

Nice By Margaret

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

Renminicense By Seefer

My scort...mmm..bring me back memories, was the car i bought when my first and only son came to the world, i was in need of a car reliable y with a good mileage per gas, so this was sent fron heaven, ... Read More

Soccer Mom By lkn2cln

This car gets you from A to B nothing special or fancy. It does the job.Does pretty good on gas,Has decent amount of foot room,nice size trunk.It just isnt very fast takes forever just to leave the li... Read More

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