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Great Buy For A First Car. — Just bought it with 100€ and it was worth of every penny and lasted until all the electric wires suddenly burned. I had a Brazilian version with a 1.6 german engine -not a rocket, but reliable. The real bargain would be the RS Turbo -model.

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

Pros: Great buy for a first car.

Cons: Rust -everywhere and also the burning wires.

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1985 Ford Escort — Performance: Only a 1.6 so is not fast, even though this XR3i is supposed to be a sporty model. But it was built in 1985! Brakes are Ok. Handled Ok. A bit understeery. Build Quality: Good, Nothing to go wrong on this car! Appearence: Lovely. Had £7,000 worth or restoration work not long ago so was lovely. Cost of Ownership: Heavy on fuel for a 1.6, but again this is a 1985 car. Classic car insurence though, so very cheap. Fun Factor: Great fun. Everyone loves a Fast Ford

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

Pros: Classic looks, Everyone looks at it. Lovely condition. Getting rare

Cons: Most have rusted away to nothing by now!

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Glad To Be Rid Of It! — Well it was all I could afford at the time! Should never have bought it, it was a complete shed. Rusted like made! I mist have replaced almost every replacable part on it and it still kept breaking down. Was a delightfull "primer" blue colour!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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White Hot — very nice car not many of them left less than 500 now one of fords first ever turbo'd cars came with a 1.6 8v turbo cvh engine only ever came in diamond white but 2 in black did slip the net & 4 painted in red for data post rally cars

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

Pros: classic looks

Cons: hard to find parts

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85 Ford Escort - Not Exactly A Classic — Well, it got pretty good gas mileage, but I could never get the idle right - always killed if I completely let off the gas. Typical 80's Ford - broke all the time and totally gutless. What can I say - it was my first car, and you always remember that for the freedom it gives you. Also, what color was it? It was blue-green-silver. I never knew what to tell people.

Pros: gas mileage, passed emissions

Cons: gutless, no handling, fell apart regularly, engine impossible to tune

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A Quick Rendezvou And Off To The Next Car.... — Could never get the poor thing to pass emitions so the Escort and I quickly parted ways. For that short time I tried to drive it like a Rally Sport. The interior was still in good shape for a car that was ten years old. Fun lil hatchback.

Pros: Chasis held up very well

Cons: Unfortunately, the engine did not

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1985 Ford Escort — My Escort 1.3L was one of my favourite cars. I always dreamed of owning an RS 1600i or an RS Turbo, but sadly never did. Dreaming aside, the 1.3 CVH engine, mated to a four speed manual gearbox gave adequate performance. It was a reliable car and only ever needed a head gasket changing. B717 ABH

Pros: Strong reliable car

Cons: Only four gears

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Rs Turbo!!! — The Escort RST is a classic old school motor looks great and goes well. The performance of the car is great very quick well give a subaru a run for its money! very fun to drive but touque steer can be a probley but it does make it more fun!!!

Pros: how fast it is

Cons: haven't found anything yet  

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My Mom's First New Car — My mom bought it new at a dealer in California for a mere five grand. Amazing how cheap cars were back then. It was just a basic car, with no A/C, no power options, standard transmission. A nice reliable car that got the job done.

Pros: Nice, solid, means of transportation.

Cons: No A/C

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One Of My Worst Buys — This was a 'runaround car' while I was saving up for my next motor. It was a bag of nails really not far off the one pictured. Can't grumble though because I got it cheap off a good friend. It was a 1300cc.

Pros: cheap on fuel, tax and insurance.

Cons: No power steering and reliability was poor.

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2003 Ford Escort Reviews

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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

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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