1987 Ford Escort User Reviews

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    A Fast, Fun Car. — super fast, fun to drive the Ford RS Turbo MkII is a front wheel drive hot hatch. mine was fitted with a high-bread ( high performance) Turbo and Dump valve which expelled the air out the Turbo so as not to have Turbo lag. when you put your foot down the turbo cut in straight away and pushed you back into the Standard Recaro seats. Cornering was fantastic and stuck like glue in the corners. the only down side i had was when the odd little thing went wrong. finding a garage that knew what was the problem was hard at first. but in the end I found someone who knew them. he was a bit pricey but fix everything that i came across. never wanted to sell it but i lolst my job and it needed a new clutch plate. if I had the money I would still own it.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: fantastic fun.

    Cons: cost of repairs and vandles damaging it.

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    1987 Escort Gl Wagon — Good car for in town commuting to work. Terrible on highway, no overdrive and no power for passing. Mazda drivetrain is solid but tech is very outdated (throttle body injection) and three speed tranny had problems downshifting from 3rd to 2nd gear under WOT. Drove great in snow but ran rough in cold weather until engine warmed up. Reliable cheap car for commuting to work and nothing more. Would recommend a newer Escort, early '90's.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Reliable drivetrain, good gas mileage, great in snow

    Cons: Ulgy styling, poor performance, three speed auto

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    Escort Gt — My Escort was a GT model and love driving that car and did general repairs to it and about the only car I didn't put on any aftermarket parts on!!! It was a white car and worked hard to keep it clean and looking great!!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It was just a cool car to drive!!

    Cons: nothing

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    Wonderful — This is my pride and joy. My 1987 Ford Escort XR3I Cabriolet 1.6 MFI. It handles predictabley well and has been completley de-chaved. This is in original condittion with even the original cassette stereo that came with it. It has almost every concievable extra that was provided by the showroom! :)

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

    Pros: It's Mine

    Cons: Needs a turbo and alot of work

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    My First Proper Car! — Excellent at starting every morning without fail but extremely dodgy brakes and tyres! I crashed it 9 times in 6 months but it was the cars fault not mine! Started out as a nice looking car with a practically mint interior but after all the crashes it was about 12 inches shorter and the headlights faced the sky!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good at starting and an immaculate interior for an old car.

    Cons: It was a death trap!

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    Not The Best Example Of American Economy Cars. — This was probably the worst most unreliable vehicle I owned. The engines were known for head gasket problems amongst many other things. You could get it with a 3 speed automatic that was horrible, with the option of a 5 speed manual, which was the way to go. American economy cars weren't the best in the eighties, and this car was a good example of that.

    Pros: Cheap, common, and thats about it.

    Cons: The car.

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    My Lil Princess — she is my baby and im so proud of her, she runs 272 bhp and i cant fault her on performance, the only downside is she is now a summer car so she has 2 go away for winter, i love her and when i pass my test ill take you all out in her i promise

    Pros: quickness, breaking, handleing, cornering

    Cons: none

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    Perfect — this car is has blazing speed and acceleration! it's handling is unlike any other! it is a beautiful car inside and out. i've owned this sweet ride for almost a year now and i've never stopped loving it. it has only needed new tires and i got some sick ones.

    Pros: blazing speed

    Cons: size

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    In The Early Nineties, This Was A Hot Car.... — Manual transmission, I had the Oakley Thermonuclear Protection craze going on with a huge sticker on the back window and reflective Oakley stickers on the door handles. It was "sporty", not a aports car. It was "quick" but didn't accelerate that fast. But it looked the part for the time. Yeah, I'mnot really a Ford person, but I liked it.

    Pros: Looks, driveability

    Cons: Mediocore performance, did well in my own crash test

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    It was my first car. Had it for seven years. Had trouble with the head gasket and had no time or money at the time to repair it. It was very fuel efficient and a blast to drive. I really regret getting rid of that car. Would like love to find another one as a second car.
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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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