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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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
265

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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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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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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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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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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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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1999 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool Coupe Review
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Descent acceleration, 5 speed more roomy than my other 2 door

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AC not blowing out of front cabin vents and Im struggling  to get radio working too.

justins822
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So Far, Its Ok. Never Owned A Ford B4 — Although I am not a mechanic, it seems like it would be an ok car for a beginner to work on and parts are relatively cheep. I just bought this car with190,000 miles on it but the engine sounds pretty good and clutch feels good.. Its early yet but, so far, so good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great miles to the gallon. Easy to customize.

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Front wheel drive.

Luke4222
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Fun To Play With — I really like the style of the body. Fun to drive only if its a manual....of course. Its easy to work on. Handles great through turns. Plenty of trunk space for stereo systems. Lots of custom made parts to choose from.

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

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this car runs great pick up is ok and the body is in good shape

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driver seat is very uncompatible not enough room.  it needs shocks.

etg
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Ok But Small For A Tall Person. — This car is a good commute vehicle. The pickup is good, gas mileage is good and body is in good shape few paint scratches but in ok shape. i wil be looking to get rid of in about a month.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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handling, f.e, get-up-and-go

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ride is a little rough, and the 5 speed is rubbery,

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Zx2s Are The Ish — the ford zx2 is the probe gt's successor, its not as fast as it but handles just as well, and the 2.0 ztec is a nice little engine, the car has a very stiff front end so it has the tendency to understeer a little easier than other cars of the same class,

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

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2002 Ford Escort Reviews

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2001 Ford Escort Reviews

Great Starter Car By Brightwell2016

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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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1998 Ford Escort Reviews

Overall There's Nothing Wrong With The Car By DequanBanks

I like the fact that I can depend on the car, it gets me were I need to be with no problems.I dislike that the car wasn't built bigger on the inside But its a great car and very dependable Read More

Good Solid Affordable Driving Car By griffinblak

I appreciate the good mpg. With a mix of highway and city driving I'm always around 28-30 mpg. Straight highway pushing 60-70mph it puts out about 32mpg. Low maintenance, reliable car. It maintains ti... Read More

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