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1994 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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Impressive! — Straight forward little car that could! I'd still happily bee driving her had a deer not ended her. Great mpg, great cargo room (for a compact), wonderful turning radius. She may not have been a looker, but she did everything you could ask.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: 30-35 mpg. She kept going and going and going...

Cons: Not sporty in the least and when fully loaded she had a hard time up steep hills.

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1994 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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I Love My Escort!! — I LOVE my Escort! I've had mine for almost ten years, and has been reliable and can take a beating. I've used it for long road trips, transporting cargo and people, and pretty much everything in between. The manual has more power than the automatic, for sure. It's a good car for beginners who are learning to use a clutch. FABULOUS MPG, anywhere between 38 and 45 on the freeway and averages 35 MPG on windy country roads. It holds its lower gears really well, and on snowy/icy roads, that's a major plus. Add some good snow tires and beefy chains and it gives an AWD a run for the money. Basic maintenance is pretty easy on this car. I can change the oil, fix the battery cables, flush the radiator and change the air filter without a major amount of labor. I did have to replace the engine(after about 200k miles), but it was cheaper to replace the engine on the car than it was to get a new one, and everything else on the car was working just fine. :) That being said... Since the car is almost twenty years old and Ford quit making Escorts back in 2002, the parts are becoming harder to find and when found are costing more. Ford no longer makes the LX body kit(mine currently has the GT grille and it looks WRONG :P), the steering wheel counterweight, or the power steering cables. As far as I know Ford still makes the clutch kit, but what used to be a $300 repair has now spiked to $1200(labor included)! A new fuel pump is costly as well, around $400(DO NOT go aftermarket on the fuel pump, I learned this the hard way). My current mechanic had to make a new part for the shifter from scratch(although I won't complain about that one, the part he made was better than the one Ford made!), and had to modify the steering wheel counterweight since Ford no longer makes it and he was not liking what he was finding in terms of aftermarket parts. If I could change one thing about this car it would be the seatbelts. I have those lovely electronic seat belts that like to jam and cost a fortune to fix. They also don't work worth a darn in a crash. I was involved in a minor fender bender and I flew forward and caught the steering wheel because the belt didn't lock the way it's supposed to. Big safety flaw and I'm not thrilled about it, and am currently looking to get non-electric replacements. All in all it's been a wonderful car for me, and were it not for the rising scarcity of the parts I would highly recommend it. If you take care of it with the proper maintenance it will take care of you. :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fuel Economy, Reliability, Easy Maintenance, GREAT cargo storage when the seats are folded down

Cons: Narrow wheelbase, parts are getting more expensive/harder to find, electronic seatbelts are unreliable and expensive to fix

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1994 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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Buy It — it is an amazing car. it was a cheap buy. the parts for it are cheap. it gets anywhere from 35 mpg on up to 42 mpg. the car is a manual and a lot of fun to drive especially if you like to drift....

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

Pros: acceleration

Cons: it's ugly

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1994 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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My Teacher — first of all a powerful and reliable car.Comfortable and have quality no need to improve performance.It has much space for a family.Appearance is also nice.i cannot say its a fun to drive but its a comfort to drive.i can recommend it to everyone who have less money

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Capacity and comfort

Cons: fuel economy

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1994 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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Winner — Aweome car to drive. Its a real eye catcher and love the body work. All electric equipment inc roof. Handling is like a go-cart with not bad accleration. Its fun and the best car ive ever owned. Good Night and good bye

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: winner

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1994 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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I Loved This Car, It Was Great! — 88 hp engine, not very powerful, not great pickup Steel frame and steel on the majority of the body. Few easily fixed rattles, some old car shudder to it Decent body appearance, nice color Fairly cheap to maintain & cheap to fill up Overall it was a great first car, not super fast, but safe. It ran well and never gave me much trouble.

Pros: It was safe and a great first car

Cons: Not the sportiest or nicest looking body style

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1994 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Good Car — great gar until i totaled it. but oh well. performance was decent for a little 1.9 sohc great gas mileage, needed lil maintenance. easy to work on too. fun factor 4 out of 10 stars, had alot of power for a lil motor, just no real top speed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: gas mileage

Cons: no speed

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1994 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback Review
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1994 Ford Escort 4-door Lx Hatchback — Nothing special about this car, but the 5-door hatchback configuration was sportier and more versatile than the 4-door sedan version of the Escort. This was not a fast car, but it handled well and good good gas milage. We never had any problems with this car, but got rid of it after only 4 years. I loved this car, because it was the only front wheel drive car that was easy to "drift" around tight turns.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive and useful sporty 5-door hatchback design.

Cons: Questionable long term reliability.

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1994 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon Review
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It Works Fine — it is an ok car it does what i need it to do and gets me from home to work and back slight wireing problem trying to fix that now and radiator might be leaking a bit that is all

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: cause i bought it

Cons: wireing problems

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1994 Ford Escort 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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The Best Car In The World — This car can dip floss like no other. Get a manual transmission on it though cause I've heard if you don't it'll not be able to go up hills or accelerate or anything. It got like 38 miles to the gallon if I stuck the clutch in down ever hill and shifted to keep the RPM's low.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Drives like a lion

Cons: Sometimes people throw rocks at it.

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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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