1997 Ford Escort User Reviews

1997 Ford Escort Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 39 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:3.3 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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"fuel economy" 13 reviews
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"power" 7 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"cheap car" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Christopher writes:
1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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4

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reliabe econo- car

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not an easy car to work on

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Owning A Escort Is Like Eating At Denny's. No Body Plans To Eat There, You Just Kinda End Up There. — it's pretty good, roughly 650km/ 45L tank, the design has it's pro's and con's, the thing is built to last, no rust issues yet, quite spacey inside, problem area's are the bubbly design style Ford aimed for in the late 90's makes it frustrating to replace the centre unit, also the engine is very tight, making it hard to work on.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kimberley writes:
1997 Ford Escort Review
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Very fast, ,wrc bodykit, 17" wheels, custom chrome exhaust, one off interior, blue lit dash

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Goes thru wishbones weekly, bumpers hit speed ramps and kerbs

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My Ford Escort 1.8 Si — jay has modified the engine for performance and it is currently running at 178 bhp, at the flywheel, proven on a rolling road. more gee gee's to come soon, when he gets his remapping software, ;)build quality is pretty good as it is now double seam welded, so its pretty strong no twisting of the chassis round tight fast corners etc. the wishbones wear pretty quickly as you shouldn't go above 15" wheels on the escorts but polyeurethane bushes are being posted out on monday along with an e-tech strut brace to stiffen up the tracking and handling, which is excellent already due to the offset of the rims. the appearance is that of the world rally car cosworth escorts, due to the bodykit, we are spraying the car diamond white soon,(when the WRC spoiler is fitted properly)and adding the series one turbo graphics, for originallity, although we may stick with the repsol graphics, nothing definate there yet. the milage is reasonable depending on driving style speed and distance, at worst probably around 20 mpg, and at best (motorway miles) around 35 mpg. maintained weekly by jay who is a motorsport mechanic with a hell of a lot of experience with fast fords. the car is one big bag of fun, and is known as the scooby slayer, its also beaten cars such as celica vvti's and an audi s3. it kept up with a mazda 350z upto around 135 ;) but i didnt say that :P . its fun because jay was also a motorsport driving instructor while working as a pit mechanic in formula ford and vauxhall, so he has taught me a thing or two about fast driving, handling a car at high speed etc etc... i love it but dont love kerbs:( jay tells me off, lol.

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Brandon writes:
1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Good gas milage

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It's purple....

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It's My Baby! — It has been in my hands for about 5 years now, and it is still going strong! 183,000 miles!!!

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Josiah writes:
1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon Review
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5

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no reason

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no reason

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Smooth Sailing — I've had this car sence i was 15. and the only complaint i've had was that its not fast enough.but owell it was free and have had some great times in this old beast.love this car could never get rid of it...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cec28007 writes:
1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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5

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Exceptional reliability, good gas mileage, great commuter car

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No performance car, but not meant to be

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Solid, Reliable Transportation — This has been one of the most reliable cars I've ever owned. purchased it with ~30,000 miles on it, and it just passed 203,000 last week. No major issued with the car, transmission and engine are strong and the car does not use any oil still. Wish they still made cars like this, cheap, affordable, and reliable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lisa writes:
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everything

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nothing

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Excellent Car,cant Go Wrong With A Ford — love this car...summer comes, down goes the roof...blast some sounds and away we go....cheap to repair and really good on petrol,the roof has never leaked on me and also was worried i would be able to hear the road noise due to it being a soft top but no really quite.....excellent all round car,would def buy another one....LOVE IT

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Johnny writes:
1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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great mileage

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the engine is guaranteed to drop a valve seat

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Escorts — AI had a few of these, these are two of them, they work great but they will drop their intake valve seat in the number 4 cylinder after a while and the engine will be severely damaged, but once it is fixed they work well, they get about 35mpg highway, I would make some money, the red one cost 500 and I sold it for 1800 so that was good

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Einar writes:
1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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5

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beautiful handling

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needs more power

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Easiest To Work On — Handled beautifully after we picked the Hp up to 140 and put it on 16 inch rims/low profile tires. It´s a good looking car with lots of space for people and golf clubs. Handles great on gravel roads because Ford is a long time competitor in rallying around the globe. Needs more power though like the Escort Cosworth engine

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Brian writes:
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4

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for a laugh

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everyone looks

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Good And Bad At Same Time — turbo diesel with dump valve, cheap to run, lowered suspension, handles well, never let me down, moon miles, 16 inch tyre chewer, crap brakes but good hand brake, loads of fun to drive apart from gettin pulled by the fuzz

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Carlos writes:
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Strong power; Fun to drive; Nice used price

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Weak design; Some plastics; Not comfortable

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If The Focus Is The Beauty, The Escort Is The Beast... — Strong as a little european muscle car! If you accelerate after 2000rpm, it goes like a rocket! So it's fun to drive. It has good handling, better than Focus Sportvan. And it's enconomical... Downsides? It's not very beautiful, in and out. Not comfortable either. People says this engine is not reliable but I've been 2 years with this car, run a lot with it and it was all right...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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