1999 Ford Escort User Reviews

1999 Ford Escort Review Ratings

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  • 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:3.5 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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 30 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"cheap car" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 10 reviews
"small power" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews

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Don_Blue writes:
1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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4

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Reliable Reliable RELIABLE. Cheap to own.

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EVERYTHING accept the low cost to fix, which it never needed anything.

Don_Blue
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The Best Beater. — It was a car you have to keep your foot all the way down on the pedal to keep up with rest of the people, 17 mpg and never would break down, everything broke off on the inside and the paint would peel easy, the rust has eaten the whole car, the engine would not die, never could even do a burnout, weak, dependable and goes through enough gas as my Tahoe.

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

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Craig writes:
1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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low maintenance, high mpg, quality is good, and used price tag cheap

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not a good car for tinkering, performance is less than desired and the dash does not match any of the other trim.

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Very Reliable — It is a very reliable car. I also like that it is rated poorly because they are cheap to buy. I have owned 3 escorts so far but am looking for a change in the near future. No need of repairs. Performance could use a little upgrades but Ford made it difficult to even put a header on. Appearance is great outside it looks very modern especially with the black headlights smoked and the trim all painted. Cost of ownership is around $1 a month so far and gets 35mpg going back and forth to work (very little highway) It is not really that fun to drive (automatic) but VERY reliable.

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Mohamed writes:
1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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high prformance

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small

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Bb — I bought this car in 2005 with a hair over 100,000 miles on the clock. The photo shows the car as it was when I first bought. It was a nice looking car in good condition, and the Volvo reliability reputation was a clincher for the sale. Well, things went downhill and fast. ... (Read more)

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Seefer writes:
1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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Good car, noble car, start to taugh me all i know about cars!!

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Little power...

Seefer
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Renminicense — 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, and i really love it, i trust in it with my life and the life of my family, gives so many things, bring tears to my eyes, so many experiences on that car, and my baby, i miss those day, i wish i never have sell it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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lkn2cln writes:
1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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It's my car

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It is so slow at take off

lkn2cln
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Soccer Mom — 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 light

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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chassy writes:
1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Wagon Review
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It was a very dependable little wagon,had air,power windows and pretty peppy for it's size.great on fuel,carried lots of stuff(surprising what you could fit in there)

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upper rear shock mounts did rust out and had to have a welder add new metal

chassy
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Great Little Family Wagon — did not spend a dime on it other than normal tires,breaks,oil changes. Near the end I had to have the rusted out rear shock mounts repaired by a welder but the car had seen 11 good years by then. We toted around three kids and the dog plus supplies for trips to the cottage and it served us well. When the kids were younger and our cottage was farther away we had a Marquis Wagon, then a Taurus Wagon,then we bought a cottage closer to home and the kids got older and didn't always come along but when they did - we still all fit (not quite the same as a Marquis but for it's size it was excellent.) I know they stopped making the Escort but if you are planning to buy one just check rear shock mounts (rusting was apparently common)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Eric writes:
1999 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot Coupe Review
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Fast, agile, great mpg, excellent platform to build off of.

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Mediocre-at-best build quality as far as fit & finish is concerned. Plastic interior etc.

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Escort Zx2- The Name Just Wasn't Fair. (and Was Dropped In 2001-2002 To Just Zx2) — Though technically an Escort, the ZX2 was really the progenitor of the new ZX3. The 2.0 Liter DOHC I-4 Ztech was a fantastic platform to build off of for "tuners". So much so, in fact that they recycled most of it for the Focus power plant. Coming with 130hp out of the box, it beat the Civic EX in power (127hp). Having a better weight/power ratio than a Focus, as well as superior gear ratios, it was notable quicker and more agile than a similarly equipped Focus. My ZX2 went through various stages of performance modifications: Cold Air intake. K&N Filter Charger Diablo Superchip Borla Exhaust Limited Slip Differential Removed speed limiter... With 93 Octane, I was running about 180hp at the flywheel, 150ish at the wheels. After removing some extra weight, the power to weight ratio was pretty impressive. All this and it got 35-40mpg if you babied it... not that I usually did. I loved the car. I miss the car. I want another one.

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Jessica writes:
1999 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot Coupe Review
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Pros: Low fuel consumption, very responsive acceleration, appealing design, neat interior finition. Inexpensive car and insurance coverage. Can be equipped with power everything.

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Too many variations on the same model: HOT or COOL models don't mean anything, it all depends on what the buyer picked in the options list. Not enough room in the back. Seats are a little hard and not too comfortable for the longer trips.

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Rare And Sporty! — Rare and sporty! If you're hoping to find a car that will get people to look again when you drive by, a ZX2 is the car for you. Since they were only sold in '98, '99 and '00, you don't get to see one every day. Its 2.0 L VCT Zetec engine can take on any Civic, so you won't have to worry about losing your bragging rights! Great visibility all around, small to fit in tight parking spots and easy to customize. Gotta love it!

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Craig writes:
1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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good fuel economy
low cost repairs
low profile
good on power
great on handling and fuel economy

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low to the ground
no arm rest
no cruise control

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Dont Like It — Good on performance low cost repairs low profile good on power great on handling and fuel economy no arm rest no very fun to drive for long periods of time max time for driving at one time is half hour no cruise control

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joshua writes:
1999 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool Coupe Review
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Agile, quick, simple, and cheap.

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Rustier than Mars.

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Don't Buy Without Inspecting The Underbody, But One In Good Shape Is Worth The Hunt. — I purchased this car from an Iowa dealer after my Saturn died. Car was definitely driven by an aggressive driver just like me. From a performance and fun standpoint, it was quite powerful and very lightweight for a budget car. It also did pretty well at the gas pump, averaging 30 miles per gallon. On the downside, the car had a number of mechanical issues relating to rust and corrosion. The passenger side door sill was rusted out (I've noticed this particular issue on a majority of ZX2s), the shift linkages were rusting to the point that power shifting was nearly impossilble on the 5-speed, and the rear sway bar was literally wired to the car. I retired it after about 140,000 miles on the odometer, but if the electrical issues could be worked out and the rust placated for a reasonable length of time, the car was relatively sound and quite economical for the budding corner artist.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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