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Escort Rs Turbo — slighty softer than the series 1 turbo. great in its day but can stilll hold its own today, turbo rush at very little cost! mine is of the road at the moment as needs a bit of a rebuild! but only because i want to put a faster engine inside it.

Pros: the turbo

Cons: the cost of fuel because of that turbo

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Got It For Free And Works Great!! — I love my car!!! Its the bomb!! It has a custom paint job!! It only has 90 horse but if i can shift it just right, then this bad boy gets up and goes!! I love driving this car because its a manual, one of a kind, on one has one like me, and its a small 2 dr. hatchback!!! And i got a new chrome side mirror which is hot!!

Pros: Its a manual

Cons: NOthing!!

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My Beloved Pony — The car I had senior year of high school was a 1988 Ford Escort Pony I got for free. It was rusted, had chalky paint, had the nastiest interior ever, and burned oil like crazy. I still love this car more than any I've ever had. It was cheap to own and run because it required no maintenance at all. It handled like a go cart, but was slow enough to keep my from speeding. Did I mention this is still my favorite car out of everyone I've owned?

Pros: No maintenance needed, people won't try to break into it, you could write stuff in the chalky paint, had headlight secured with duct tape.

Cons: You'll never attract chicks with it, but why would you want a chick that vain anyway? Also had a weird problem where it wouldn't start in the cold.

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We Needed A Car. — This is as close a pic as I can find. Ours was a station wagon my father-in-law found for us in Moundsville, WV. 4-speed, small engine, I had to down-shift to get up the Ft Cherry hill near our home. It worked and was a reliable car.

Pros: Did it's job.

Cons: Ugly.

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Rs Turbo Series Two — Every year they bring out faceless, soulless plastic cars and the RST just looks better. It`s so tuneable and 200 bhp is easily achievable on the series 2 as they were de-tuned from the factory for road use

Pros: fast easy tuneable

Cons: need a bank to run one

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My Xr3i The Red Devil — it had a full RS body kit and sounded like a beast i loved this car so much it was so much fun to drive, it sounded amazing just crozzin but when you opened her up she just eat the road

Pros: looed, sounded amazing

Cons: drank fuel

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Xr3i Not Rs Turbo S2 — RS Turbo looks with XR3i performance, sad, but, was on a budget at the time.

Pros: Fun to drive

Cons: Fell to bits

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Possible Go Get 'er — My car is a 1988 1/2 Escort Gt. I only wish it was the cosworth though.. intreior on these cars is actually pretty high tech for late 80's its got numerous sensors with cool indicator lights and visuals.. motor choice would have to be the 1.9 H.O. .. the 1.9 sohc is just not as powerful... parts are reasonably cheap however mine developed a wierd electrical problem that i cant fiqure out.. Also an intresting fact.. if your looking to fix one up, make it a sleeper, and need a nice set of rims for it but are having a hard time fiquring out which one's will work... ask for rims for a Ford Focus.. they have the same bolt styling.. Would be a good buy for a first car or a nice little european project race/rally car.

Pros: shift indicator for optimal gas milage(only in 5sp stnd), cheap parts, not too bad on gas.

Cons: shift indicator gets annoying, develops random problems and leaves you hanging to figure them out.

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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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