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1991 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX HatchbackReview
Corey writes:
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A Good Daily Driver. — Its not sporty, its not large, and at a whopping 89 horsepower, its not going to win any races. But if you're looking for a good daily driver, the escort is a good car for you. The 4 door LX model has a 1.9L SEFI 4 cylinder engine, and comes with either a 4 speed automatic transmission, or a 5 speed manual transmission. The LX really only means it comes with an air conditioner. The car is very clean looking and comfortable, and can really take a beating. I only gave it a low quality score because the Ford Automatic transmissions for this model of car do not hold up very well and tend to die quite often. The 5 speed manual does not have this problem. The car handles well for what it is, and will do almost anything you want it to do assuming you're not racing the thing. The vehicle is pretty easy and cheap to fix, and all parts between 1991 and 1996 are interchangeable, making parts extremely common. The Ford Escort shares some common parts with Mercury Tracers and Mazda Protege's.

Pros: Clean, Comfortable, Tough, and Parts are easy to find. Good Daily Driver.

Cons: Automatic Transmission is poorly designed. The Climate control system is a pain in the butt to work on because you have to take the dash out to get to it, Versus it being behind the glove box in the Ford Ranger.

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1991 Ford Escort 2 Dr GT HatchbackReview
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The Pocket Rocket — Ford redesigned the Escort with Mazda (the counterpart is, I believe, a 323) in 1991, and gave the GT model a real engine, a high-revving 1.6-liter 16-valve twin-cam four that had 127 horsepower (17 more than the standard 1.8-liter four) coupled with a five-speed. The result was a car that performed better than any Escort to that point, although, like most four-valve-per-cylinder engines, finding the horsepower required standing on the gas. The two-door Escort was an exceptionally well designed car for the money. Seating was comfortable for even tall people in the front, with very nice six-way buckets. An upgraded suspension and aluminum wheels on Goodyear GT+4 radials were included, as were a front and rear spoiler and the most useless fog lights you've ever seen. For a small two-door car, it also had a decent amount of carrying capacity, with fold-down rear seats and a hatchback.

Owner for 6 years, 4 months

Miles Driven per Year:24,000

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1991 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX HatchbackReview
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Great College Car — This was my first "new" car, with only 50,000 mi. The second week I bought it, drove to Louisiana. Drove it a couple more times to LA before it kicked. I worked as a film runner, driving the car up and down a mountain all day. I ran it into a ditch and it never stopped running. I drove it to and from college, over two hours away, several times. In 2002 it was starting to show its age. If I let it sit for more than a day the battery would die. It needed over $4000 of front end work, and there was some loud clicking sound in the motor by early 2003. The last day I drove it, I had to jump it off at the dealership, jump it again to swap the radios, and again to get back to the dealership. There are days I really miss that car.

Pros: Great MPG. Solid reliability, handling, and looks. Kind of slow on take off, but a 1.9 can only go so fast. It had a lot of room for a 4-door hatchback.

Cons: It is kind of an "economy car", in that it will only go so long before it quits. With all the front end work needed, I can honestly say I nearly drove the wheels off it.

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1991 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX HatchbackReview
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Great Small Car — This is a great small car for anyone who needs a car that gets from point A to B and is easy at the pump. The car is lacking in the power department with only 88hp in it's 1.9L inline 4. However the car can go from a stop quickly with the 5 speed manuel transmission and once up to 55 it can hold its own. For the most part it handles well but lacks anti-lock brakes which can cause control problems in panic stops. Also the car is a little square in the appearance department inside and out and the lacking of airbags is a little scarey. It seats 4 but only 2 adults comfotablely. Overall its a great car for a daily driver with good gas milage but it's a little outdated.

Pros: Gas mileage, Nice visibility,  Reliable engine, Good accelaration

Cons: Lacks anti-lock brakes and air bags,  Appearence is lacking

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1991 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX HatchbackReview
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My Little Red Puddle Jumper — First Car I ever bought, '91 Escort LX (Even if the one in the stock picture is a GT model) Never thought I wanted to own a hatchback, but it was a beautiful car, drove nice, Handled well. They were built for rally, so it took dirt roads well. Bought the car with 400,00kms on it, and it still ran beauty... never had any major problems with it either. probably should have kept her on the road. still starts better than most the cars out there I see ;)

Pros: Solid car, Good ride, Reliable even with the high Kms. functional, comfortable, and it had a sun roof!

Cons: wasn't a GT model. and it had the "Standard escort rust" they all rust in the same spots...

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1991 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX HatchbackReview
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Nerdy Rust Bucket Hides Reliability And A Modicum Of Fun — Quite fun carving traffic with this rusty little dork-mobile, other cars took a look at it and feared the disposable 'scort. Handy hatch and folding rear seats proved useful for hauling cargo. The lack of an armrest is inexcusable for any four-wheeled conveyance, in my humble opinion, and the motorized mouse belt on the driver's side was off track. Still, as reliable as the sunrise, and eve replacing the timing belt was a snap (if not the axle).

Pros: Decent handling (when an axle isn't going out)
Respectable power (even with an automatic transmission)
Low maintenance  costs
Good fuel economy
Very reliable

Cons: Twenty million rust molecules holding hands
No arm rest
Motorized seat belts prove headache-inducing

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1991 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX HatchbackReview
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Amazing Little Car — This car had few frills but lots of features, unlike any American made car I ever owned, this one started every time I turned the key. The back lifted during hard cornering, but it got great gas mileage, fit into tiny parking spaces, had room for four and never leaked! 1.9 liter engine gave it peppy acceleration, big fat tires made it stop quickly and evenly and the A/C and radio were just great.

Pros: Great A/C; gas mileage; almost never had to maintain except for oil changes.

Cons: Were there any?  It was small and people bullied me in traffic (big deal!)

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1991 Ford Escort 2 Dr GT HatchbackReview
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Looks Cool, But Just Really A Sheep In Wolf Clothing. — It was a decent car. It was somewhat sporty and quick, It drove fast and handled alright. But in the end it was just an Escort with a little more polish. All the sporty look made maintenance expensive and tires were high. It required specialized parts that were 3X the cost of the standard escort. Not a bad car but just didn't have the power,speed, comfort, to offset the high maintenance and price.

Pros: Looked different than most other cars. Kind of sporty. Good on gas.

Cons: Expensive to maintain. Ride comfort was for the birds

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1991 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX HatchbackReview
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Reliiable, Cheap To Run, Cheap To Insure, Nice Simple Car — had it about a year and a half now, never seen a mechanic since i have owned it. only maintenance done was - replaced a tie rod end, because it was worn, and the other side.. if yer gonna change one, might as well change both. - one warped rotor on the left front-- replaced rotors and pads both sides -done a few oil changes

Pros: 88 gas sipping horsepower, smooth ride,   in my opinion it looks good, low km... well it was

Cons: fairly slow, door and hatch locks freeze horribly, subs rattle seatbelt motors, rust starting to come out,,,, damn winter    occasional engine ticking upon startup for a few minutes in cold weather

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1991 Ford Escort 2 Dr GT HatchbackReview
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Stunning For The Money — Much more than I expected out of $550. The thing turns on a dime, brakes every time, and is easy on the wallet, getting a cool 38MPG. It has the single smoothest shifting I've ever seen, in any vehicle. With most of the suspension replaced over the past couple of years, the drive experience is just like coming off the lot.

Pros: 0-60 in about 7 seconds.
Cheap performance.

Cons: Not the Best looker.
She's got some rust.

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 Ford Escort Reviews

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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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