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A Great Car — i love this car for the performance the hadleing and the classic styling its the best old school car money can buy the when the turbo kicks in then u know ure in for a fun drive this car takes me back to my child hud as soon as i saw it i new i had to have it its it astrong and relierble car if looked after with its perky 1.6 cvh turbo engine u carnt go wrong 0/60 is a decant time its not mega quick its not to bad on fuel the interiour is comfy with its rcaro seats elc windows centrel locking elc sunroof its just a all round great car evey boy racers dream car for get ure r5 gt turbos get one of these

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

Pros: for the thril

Cons: nothin

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The Volvo — Love the car! My grandpa gave me that car. It is exactly what a first car should be like for everyone. It was barely runnable, ugly, and never stopped making good stories to tell to friends and family later in life.

Pros: Have good stories in it.

Cons: It doesn't run anymore

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Light Weight Madness — Despite being an ugly tin can, I actually loved this car. It was quick and nimble. I'll never forget the day the clutch tensioner broke (had to perform some manual transmission magic to get it home) and especially trying to close the driver door in the rain which required sticking your hand between the window and door and lifting up while slamming the door.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Quick, good economy

Cons: More fragile than Britney Spear's sanity.

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Fwd Beast — goodd but u shuld be able to pick wat escort u have coz ii got an s1 rs turbo..ii love that car brill car ive had it for 15 years mit condition good drive new leathers seats 5inch scorpian exhaust dupvalve t4 turbo 255 BHP !!!

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

Pros: good acceleration

Cons: nothing

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My First Car. I Loved Hating It. — This clunker was a hand-me-down from my brother, who adopted it from my late grandfather. There wasn't really anthing good about it, other than that it was free. Its engine was an asthmatic, carburated hunk of junk, its suspension did nothing but keep it upright, its automatic transmission was dull and unresponsive, and its brakes felt as econo-box as they could get. Not only was the exterior a sad knock-off of better Japanese hatchbacks, but it was this lame, ambiguous, blue-green-gray color. It might have turned out decent gas mileage, if it weren't chronically malfunctioning. It was hard to get started, and then if you stepped on the gas, it would kill. I actually drove through stop signs with this bucket of bolts because I knew it would be difficult to get it going again. After every mechanic in town failed to fix it, we sold it for $1000 and I pity the fool who bought it.

Pros: Really tight turning radius.

Cons: Evertything else.

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Rs Turbo — A black RS Turbo with recaro and all the other extras.It would cruise the motorways effortlesly and looked stunning with big alloy wheels and shinny black paint in the late eighties. I enjoyed ownership and would like something similar nowadays.

Pros: a flying machine

Cons: stearing felt soft and the rev limter was to severe on fast take-offs.

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Rs Turbo — rs turbo say no more after a nice rebuild forged rods pistons 1.9 block stage 3 head hybrid turbo this car is rapid, acceleration is out of this world handling is sweet lowered 40mm braking is good. it has had no welding good for a d reg motor the interior has standard recaro interior no rips and no colapsed bolsters exterior is standard wheels are standard rs turbo 15s the car has white paint. fuel in this car is very jucy due to the performance. maintanance mainly i do oil and filter change using mobile 1 15 50 every 500 - 1000 miles. this car is truly unbelivable and i love it

Pros: read review

Cons: none

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Laa Laa — It does not work properly. It is way too slow and ugly. I was always on the top of my toes while driving it but it never let me down. Now it is too old and in a really bad shape to drive. Now it is waiting to be burried.

Pros: It was a good car years ago.

Cons: Now it's not working anymore.

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86 Escort Gt — It is a fast and reliable little car with good gas mileage. Its old and shows its age, but still gets the job done well. Only thing ever replaced on it is the clutch, that is besides the normal stuff like tires and brake pads. Great in performance for everthing except for top speed. Then again it is only a four cyilinder.

Pros: 38 mpg!!!!!!

Cons: Older than me and has some dents

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Where Are The Velociti's? — great little front wheel drive car, chuck it into a corner and the back slides out like i hav never experinced in any FF, great handling.

Pros: lightweight

Cons: not everybody likes the looks

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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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