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1988 Ford Escort Review
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Car Works — It runs drives and will move that what a ford escort is good at lol. Performace is about as good as a lawn mower. Its a car it moves thats about all it dose it wont brake down very easly

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: it runs

Cons: paint engine

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1988 Ford Escort Review
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My Rs Turbo Cabriolet — i wish it was a 3 door and not a cabriolet!!! its very nippy as its lowered on spax,fast road cam! stainless exhaust,ive fitted recaros,cd,speakers,amp subs ect ,cheap to insure as it classed as classic

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

Pros: looks ,and handles great

Cons: the roof i wish it was a 3door

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You Can Never Go Through Life Without Owning A Ford Xr3i — Oh i loved this car, my 1988 ford escort XR3i converible, acceleration was fairly good, braking was pretty poor, handling wasn't that good till i lowered it 110mm, then it was fantastic,. the build quality was probably fantastic after it left the factory but by the time it came to me almost 20 years later it was all a bit tired, 19 gearboxes and a new exhaust centre pipe weekly over the course of 7 months. the appearance was very goody, it was a visually appealing car, if not a bit hairdresser, the cost of ownership was immense, cost me an absolute fortune to keep on the road from the £3400 yearly insurance bill to the constant mechanical failure, by the end of ownership the car owed me in excess of £15000.

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

Pros: because it is just fantastic, great fun, if you lower them 110mm that is anyway

Cons: errr...everything really...transmissions, leaky roofs you name it the car had it lol

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1988 Escort — Not Much to Like about it really, More rust than car, Struggled to get up hills, Silly blue wheels and i spent silly money getting it repaired al the time. Other than that wicked to drive, wicked stereo, important for any first car, drained out all the horrible noises

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: other than breakdowns, cheap to run

Cons: breakdowns

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My First Ride — well it was my first car i bought it for a meer 300 never spent a dime on it mechanically it smoked like a chiminey and only spent money on it to make it look better rims paint spoiler and stuff like that i ended up hitting a curb during winter months and then drove it until the rotors were paper thin i think of the days of when i did not know what it meant to replace rotors or do alighnments when there was a shimmy or a shake or even lack of braking power although it is a standard it was not that hard to stop

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: rear seat folds to fit a larger sub box

Cons: ford (FOUND ON ROAD DEAD)

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Big Pimpin — White on white 88 Escort. White candy pearl filled with gold flakes (haters call it rust). 15" white rims. Inside is all buck, which is leather and wood. Its in great condtion, low miles and the engine runs great. If catch at the red lights all u gonna see is my 4" pipes...2 FST 4 U...

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

Pros: PIMPIN

Cons: None!

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My Escort 1600 Sport — preformance was good for the time, it hadeld fairly well and was cost affective. The apperance for me at the time was great as it was a 1600 sport so it was fun to drive. It was econimcal if driven properly. This car was fun to drive.

Pros: Great fun car

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If You Want A Car That Sucks — well if you have seen a pile of crap before you have seen my escort,if you want a car that sucks and only goes 85 mph then go ahead and get one but overall this car sucks,lol oh and did i mention it goes 0-60 in 14.-- seconds,wicked fast i tell you lol jk

Pros: nothing

Cons: the looks

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88 Escort Pony — While it accelerates slow after second gear, it's pretty reasonable for it's small engine, the few repairs I've had to do with it are usually inexpensive, $400 at most for the transmission, I really love the look of the 80's box cars, so of course I'd like this one, and the gas mileage is a dream, I get clean over 50, and on hilly roads I can almost push 60 with neutral gear, it was a really good buy for $600.

Pros: Great gas mileage, starts even at 20 below, overall has been a reliable car for me.

Cons: Slow acceleration, tops out at 73mph.

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Fair Car — This was my first car, and I liked it well enough. I learned to shift on it. I got it for free. It didn't look great, but it worked, and it had some good power. It got about 26 miles to the gallon.

Pros: Good mileage

Cons: Looks kinda ugly

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 Ford Escort Reviews

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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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