1989 Ford Escort User Reviews

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    Its A Van — its great for carrying tools and getting me there and back ! the poor od man is not the best looking van around but he starts in the morning which is more than can be said about me, doesnt drink too much again better than me.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: its a van

    Cons: its a van

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    Old Cab? Why Not. — Performance-stock 1,6 8valve makes 105bhp so its quite nice... mine does around 134bhp now, aiming for 150-160bhp, good brakes, nice handling. Built quality-not bad, some rost after 21 years of working, but I got rid of it... Interior, litlle bit too plastic, but recaro seats are magificent. Exterior-last escort that looked good, anything more to add? Costs, quite a lot, my engine with really light feet drinks about 10l/100km, but with mine feet and mods it does about 15-20l/100km, besides this it's only about fluid checks... And yep it's fun to own ppl with this car, 130bhp with 950kg says much :D

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

    Pros: Really good performance.

    Cons: "Drinks" too much.

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    Uhhhh...... — As far as performance goes, this car accelerates nicely (four speed manual) and brakes well too, but this car turns like a dump truck... no handling t all... It is fun to drive though... No problem with durabilty (several cosmetic issues but not at the fault of Ford)... It gets between 30 and 40 miles per gallon and is very cheap to own... Overall? It's not an awful car but it's not top of the line either.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Manual

    Cons: Ugly as sin

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    Rs Non Turbo — Well freinds, this is one crazy little car, the handling is so funny it leans everywhere, the body roll is ammusing. But it can all be sorted ;) Its only a 1.3 so it aint all that. But give it time and it will blow your socks off. :)

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

    Pros: Old school.

    Cons: its only a 1.3

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    Escort — My first legal motor vehicle, not much I can say bought for 500 quid, smoked like a chimney, only had a 4speed box and was white and shabby on the outside and pretty stark on the inside but hey its my first motor so there! To be fair it was only the 1.3 popular

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: Power, Gears, Engine, Handling etc....

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    U Decide... — well it was a gd lil car was a 1.3 so had a bit of speed behind it drove great handled well...fuel usage was quite gd n it was cheap to run but this car didnt really win me over...

    Pros: gd lil car

    Cons: just lacked that certain some thing?

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    My Baby — This car was my baby. I bought it brand new for 6000. It had 3 miles on it, and it smelled AWESOME! The pic isn't the one I bought, I cant find a pic of it. I got an Escort Pony, it was a 4 speed and had no radio. I had it custom pin striped and a honkin' Sony stereo in it. When I traded it in 8 years later, I had only put tires, brakes, and a timing belt on it. It still had the origional exhaust on it.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    The Only 20 Year Old Car I Would Trust To Take On A Road Trip — Having owned more than 10 escorts I know them very well. The 1.9 liter was faster better on fuel and done better than the 1.6 of 86 and older. The engine went forever in both with 35+ with the 1.9 and 28 with the 1.6. I preferred the station wagon over the other models for extra room without hurting mpg's and in the early 90's mazda started making them for ford but I never owned on of those I just know used models were the biggest bang for the buck in their day, if you didn't mind being seen in one. One of the most practicle cars of all time. With today's economy I would even consider hunting up another one with lowish miles and in decent condition. Then when the economy picks up you can pass it down to a your neice so they can experience a piece of american history, what a nice gift it would make for just a couple hundred.

    Pros: most praticle, reliable. and structually sound vehicle of the 80's

    Cons: You will feel right at home riding your grandma around in the passanger seat

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    Shreks Escort Rst — i have a escort rs turbo i love the way it looks an the way it goes. only thing i dislike is there rep of going wrong and the fuel consumption its still a lovely car. its fun to drive i love it. cant think of anythin else to right just that i havent had it long but in the time i have i cant get enough

    Pros: performance/power. looks

    Cons: there reputation and fuel consumption

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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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