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If You Ever Buy One...you Wont Regret It. These Cars Get A Lot Of Attention — Love my car. Lot of engine work carried out, complete rebuild with stage 3 head, roller rockers, twin 40's. Only ever needed 3 bits of welding, rear spare wheel well, drivers side sill, and drivers floor at front. Front AP 4pot brakes with EBC drilled and grooved discs. Alloy engine mounts from rs2000 mk2. 13x8 compomotive ML's

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

Pros: Will never be sold!

Cons: Nothing

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Mk Ii Ford Escort Rs 2000 — Respected Rally car, very tunable, great fun to drive, rear wheel drive, seems very dated inside (nowadays of course), not fantastic build quality or reliability,but relatively cheap, however will always remain a classic for those that know and enjoy cars. Still a quick car even these days, and with the noise of the engine, and late 70's construction feels even faster than it actually is, As with most classics expect to spend time and money unless you can afford a well restored example, trust me i know... Custom interior gets recaro's with fishnet headrests and is the one to have in my opinion, and don't forget to lower the rear by 1.75in and front by 1.25, either that or put some heavy rocks in the boot as i did, less power to weight but corners much faster. Recommended as a track or rally car for people starting out, but you probably need to be an enthusiast to keep one for daily or Sunday driving. And don't forget it wears a Ford RS badge (Rallye Sport) may not mean alot to everyone, however joins some very special cars that wear the same iconic badge.

Pros: Handling, engine tunabilityand simplicity, its an RS model, driver feel and feedback from car makes it easier to drive fast.

Cons: Engine reliability, prone to rusting badly

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Ford Escort — Good acceleration, reasonable braking and handling. For a car that was almost 20 years old it went quite well until glen owned it. :) It was a 2 door coupe, cheap to run only got serviced once a year. Just an Oil change. Very high on the fun factor.

Pros: Fun car to own.

Cons: Dont own it anymore.

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The Escort — I loved my MkII Escort. I had 2 in my time. First one was my very first car and learned just about everything I know building and rebuilding these cars. My second one was a second hand Clubman rally car and I bought it and stripped it and rebuilt the engine and body. They were cheap and easy to fix. Not too expensive to get HP from, but the right combo and you have a pretty fast little car.

Pros: Cheap and Fun

Cons: Not to good on the looks

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1978 Escort 1300 Gl — cheap and cheerfull (was then rare now) slow by todays standards but good at the time!! never had a prob with mine

Pros: reliable cheep motor

Cons: useual rust etc

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The Ultimate Modifiable Car. Bar None. — Everyone over 35's owned a Mk2 Escort, right? Well maybe not, but I challenge anyone to find something wrong with these cars. And those that DO, I would wager are lads. And those lads... 50% changed whatever was wrong. Don't like the ol' 1300 Crossflow? Stick a 2.0 Pinto in it! Poor power? Kent high lift cam for £30! The Escort, for me, was the ultimate in car fun. Not as pretty or charming as the Chevette, but for balls-out DIY speed mayhem there has never been a better car for my generation.

Pros: It wasn't built by Vauxhall. Handles better than anything similar. Easy to work on. FUN!

Cons: It wasn't designed by Vauxhall. Copper magnet. That's all.

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Sooooooo Much Fun. — Cheap to buy, cheap to run, easy to fix, rear wheel drive, in the dry corners like a grayhound, in the wet spins like a gyroscope. Unfortuately they are rot boxes but they are really easy to work with. Can leave any hot hatch at the lights if not on the straights.

Pros: Immense fun.

Cons: 70s build quality and basic kit.

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 Ford Escort Reviews

exterior is a newer style. interior is nice. not to bad on gas. easy to drive. lately have had problems with steering belts braking and speedometer being 5 miles slower than wat ur acctually going. ov... Read More

Escort Zx2 (lead Footer) By Austin

This car handles nimbly, probably due to the light weight, but the stock tires don't have very much grip and the suspension is soft (when stock). The car is fun to drive on the whole though, especial... Read More

2002 Ford Escort Reviews

Fun Car By dodgeviper2022

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

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

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

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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