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My Old Banger! — actually, i loved it. it was reliable..never broke down in 15 yrs..the body work was a bit poor..it had lots of rust that i took out. it was simple to maintaim..changed the oil, brake pads and oil filter myself..i wish i never got rid of it! Didn't cost a cent to run, except for petrol.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: reliable , simple

Cons: body work

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Fun To Drive — I owned the car for about 10 years and used it as a daily drive.It was the 1600 sport which I had converted to 5 sp and fitted a weber carb and K&N filter. I had the interior covered in leather and resprayed it yellow with black 15 inch mags.Gas milage was bad but that was more my right foots fault than the cars

Pros: looks

Cons: age

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My Car Is Cool — what i like is that the car handles very well and excelerates quickly and what i dislike is that the car keeps breaking is it me or is it the car that just cant handle me and my heavy foot of led

Pros: fast,got carictor and is cute

Cons: it keeps breaking on me

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My Rs2000 — I love it, It puts a smile on my face when ever i look at it let alone drive it, Sure it isnt the most reliable car but it's almost 30 years old. i have never owned a car that attracts so much attention and peaple seem to all ways wanted one at some point in there life. And the mk2 rs escort will still win Rallys even today, now thats pedigree.

Pros: Performance, Handling, looks, epic fun.

Cons: You will always be fighting the dreaded TIN WORM!!!

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1979 Ford Escort 1600 Sport — Stunninig 70's Sport Back, love the direct feeling of non computer aided rear wheel power....

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A Nice Toy And Passtime — I find the Ford Escort to have a lot of potencial. There are many visual enhancements available but you will still be unique. The body and is rather durable and can withstand quite a blow without majour entegrity damage. The 1600 crossflow engine lasts well if treated with care. All said, it is not my opinion that this car will make for a good means of trevelling long distances, but excellent for town driving.

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Basic Car With Pretty Good Handling And Performance. — A wolf in sheeps clothing and lots of performance parts available. Most people dont know what it is and the 1.3 or 1.1 boot tag + age of these vehicles really confuses the boy racers when out performed. Not an out and out speed-demon but can easily out handle and accelerate its modern counterparts but lacks top end speed. It is still winning motorsport events against subaru impreza's and other quality rally machinery from today albeit in non-standard format.

Pros: Good performance on a budget

Cons: buying one cheap is getting more and more difficult on a budget

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What Were My Parents Thinking — I grew up with and eventually learned to drive a Ford Escort Panelvan. This thing was only good for packing camping stuff in. Other than that, it had rust, cockroaches, yes thats right, bad handling, bad performance and hippy looks.

Pros: The Hippy looks

Cons: Slow, unreliable and it had cockroaches

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1979 Rs200custom — this car was one of the best ford ever made rwd fun to drive great in its day, nowadays stil brings a real big smile to my face to drive one

Pros: rwd 2.0 pinto easy to work and tweek  more power

Cons: did like to rust a bit

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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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