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1991 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon Review
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Blue Bomber — Overall it is a decent car that is slowly being worked on as it is just a beater car to get around town and I am currently in save mode for a 1993 5.0 notchback. The Escort would be great if the engine would run dependably and I could figure out all the clanks and knocks heard in the rear end going over bumps.

Pros: Pros in my case were I bought the car for super cheap(800) and it was a very reliable vehicle for around 3 months before it started giving me problems.

Cons: The haynes repair manual is sketchy at best on the 1.9L engine and does not cover alot of major components on this engine.  If you are a DIYer, the engine compartment is very tight to work in.  The fuel filter and the no 4 spark plug were a PITA to get out.

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1991 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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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 2 Dr GT Hatchback Review
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Get One — was a great car, sounded amazing, wasnt the prettiest on the eyes, maybe it was back in 1991. was quite a money pit, wish is expected once you pull it out of a field. loved the seats and the pop out back window

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fast for what it is

Cons: parts are all phased out through ford

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1991 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon Review
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Basic Transprotation. — Nothing special about this car, but the wagon configuration was roomy and more versatile than the 4-door sedan version of the Escort. This was not a fast car, especially with the automatic but it handled well and got good gas milage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Roomy interior. Good gas milage.

Cons: Anemic with the automatic transmission.

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1991 Ford Escort 2 Dr Pony Hatchback Review
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Pos — This was a beater car me and a friend bought to have some seasonal fun, until it kept trying to catch on fire and breaking. It was a good jumper, but it didn't last long. We got good footage from it all!

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

Pros: Good for Jumping-light weight

Cons: Unreliable

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1991 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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Loved It, Wish I Still Had It. — I absolutely loved this car!!!! I acctually wish I had never gotten rid of it. For being a little car the 4 cyl always had a little extra get up and go. The 5 speed was great for gas mileage. Never really had any major problems with this car. One trip I made a 90 mile jog in under an hour and still got 37 mpg!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great gas mileage.

Cons: Not so great interior room.

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1991 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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Typical Mid 90s Ford — In the end a good car with a strong engine (1.6). Had it for a month or so. Rare with a two doors configuration. Sold for almost nothing but sure it will last for years to come. Powersteering would have been nice...

Pros: robust engine

Cons: no powersteering

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1991 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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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 4 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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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 4 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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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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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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