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It Was A Good First Car — It had rust spots everywhere. U could stick ur hand thur the hatchback. It would stall out in cold weather if u took ur foot off the gas. It was white with red interior. It got good gas mileage. The front headlight was held in by zip-ties.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good gas mileage

Cons: It didnt look good

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Teh Suck — my first car. 2 tone blue, 2 door, 1.6L 4 speed, piece of freakin crap! i hated that car every second i drove it, quite frequently running into stuff on purpose and hitting it with inanimate objects. the only redeeming quality of that car was the stereo system i installed, which was worth more than the whole car.

Pros: teh stereo

Cons: its an escort

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It Was An Ok First Car — My first car, it was a cheap car and it did not give me any trouble at all. 4 speed gearbox. 1,6 litre engine My mistake was selling it to my boss, the problems starded just after the sale when her daughter rolled it in an accident, it had to be taken to the junkyard.

Pros: Good mileage, cheap

Cons: Small

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1983 Ford Escort 1.3gl — My first car so of course it was the best, fastest car on the road!! In reality it was a good car, very reliable and served me well while I owned it. I had the 1.3GL model which did 0-60, eventually but did seem to go on forever top speed wise!!

Pros: My First Car

Cons: Nothing!

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Ford Xr3i — This was my second car was average for my standards.The rubber spoilers and skirts and colour coded bumpers and miirrors looked modern for the time.Ford had changed the engine to CVH differing from the Mk2 escort which i thought was a poor engine and didnt take a lot of stick as the mk2.I rember the breathe pipes would eventually fill with oil and eventually the in its last days after owning it for 6 months the engine would shut down.Then i would sit for five minutes and then id be off again giving me another ten minutes driving time.Thank god for lay-bys.over all didnt really like these cars

Pros: Cheap parts,looked cool at time

Cons: Crap Engine

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Had Hours Of Fun In This — Great fun, head turner in its day. Was ok unitl the turbo went and then it started to cost money. Great handler though, nice rough drive.

Pros: Handling and performance good when it was on song

Cons: Highly Nickable and one time

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Desiel Escort Was Way Ahed Of Its Time. — I used to sell cars for Ford back in 1983 and had a Diesel Ford Escort as my company car- It easly got 60 miles a gal. and drove like a sports car.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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Mk Iii Xr3i. Lovely Looking... — stock xr3i, added ashley exhaust again and 60mm suspension kit, and k&n. handling wasnt as good as the XR2 even on 16" wheels. :( looked lush though with multispoke wheels dropped on the floor in a lovely silver!

Pros: looked great in a retro way

Cons: didnt handle as well as fiesta. :(

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Fine Car When You First Start Driving... — X reg 1.6 Ghia in sky blue. Got the car from my dad as a gift. Performance was ok so was the build quality. The sun roof was leaking when it it rain. But I liked the car, my 1st car...

Pros: It was free

Cons: Not an easy car to drive

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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

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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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