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1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX SedanReview
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1997 Ford Escort Sport — My Dawn Marie gave me this little car, when she bought her 2005 MB C230k. Not a bad car, I just perfer European or Asian cars over American anyday. Mine is a red 1997 Sport model, with about 11o horsepower and gets between 25 and 30 mpg on the highway. I do enjoy having this car, what can you say when its free! I can't complain, its been great to me!

Pros: Free

Cons: American, Found On Road Dead!

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Quick And Agile Sedan — Love the styling and the shape of this ride. I have 17"s and amazing Kumho rubber that make this car feel like its riding on rails. Great gas mileage and decent performance. Amazing car to see out of while driving which makes you comfortable going at high speeds. The trunk pounds and the speakers scream. All around great drive.

Pros: Amazing view and handling

Cons: Weak low end acceleration

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Easiest To Work On — Handled beautifully after we picked the Hp up to 140 and put it on 16 inch rims/low profile tires. It´s a good looking car with lots of space for people and golf clubs. Handles great on gravel roads because Ford is a long time competitor in rallying around the globe. Needs more power though like the Escort Cosworth engine

Pros: beautiful handling

Cons: needs more power

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Best First Car You Can Get For Under £1000 — My first ever car and like most people, I loved it! Even though this was only a 1.3 and it only cost me £1,000, I thought that the performance was great! A mate of mine had a MG ZR which had the same top speed as this Escort! It was also very frugal, and used to do about 400 miles on about £40 (from what I can remember). Another of my cars which I wish I hadn't got rid of, but it had brake failure due to age of the car and would have cost more to repair it than it would have been worth. Overall a great car and definately one that I would recommend to anyone as a first car.

Pros: Economical, cheap to run, cheap to insure, easy to drive

Cons: Nothing (I reallye believ this too!)

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1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX WagonReview
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1997 Ford Escort Wagon Lx Hatchback — doesnt look like much, but in this day and age, getting a city/highway fuel average of 31 MPG is pretty damn good for the price. you can find a very good runniong one for around $5000, so jump if you have the chance and are in the market for a car that may not be a pimp mobile, but will sure save you in the short and long run, economically.

Pros: 30+ MPG, solid vehicle, cheap to maintain, cheap to purchase

Cons: not the most asthetically pleasing automobile

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My Baby — This was my first car. I think these cars are lovely to look at, even before I 'improved' it's looks with some extra body work. They are very cheap to purchase, but the fuel costs, and other expenses are quite high, apart from the insurance which wasn't so bad. Very spacious, plenty of boot room. Nice little motor under the bonnet, and fun to drive. I loved this car while I had it.

Pros: Looks, Performance and Enjoyment

Cons: Costs, Maintenance and Age

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My Ford Escort 1.8 Si —

jay has modified the engine for performance and it is currently running at 178 bhp, at the flywheel, proven on a rolling road. more gee gee's to come soon, when he gets his remapping software, ;)build quality is pretty good as it is now double seam welded, so its pretty strong no twisting of the chassis round tight fast corners etc. the wishbones wear pretty quickly as you shouldn't go above 15" wheels on the escorts but polyeurethane bushes are being posted out on monday along with an e-tech strut brace to stiffen up the tracking and handling, which is excellent already due to the offset of the rims. the appearance is that of the world rally car cosworth escorts, due to the bodykit, we are spraying the car diamond white soon,(when the WRC spoiler is fitted properly)and adding the series one turbo graphics, for originallity, although we may stick with the repsol graphics, nothing definate there yet. the milage is reasonable depending on driving style speed and distance, at worst probably around 20 mpg, and at best (motorway miles) around 35 mpg. maintained weekly by jay who is a motorsport mechanic with a hell of a lot of experience with fast fords. the car is one big bag of fun, and is known as the scooby slayer, its also beaten cars such as celica vvti's and an audi s3. it kept up with a mazda 350z upto around 135 ;) but i didnt say that :P . its fun because jay was also a motorsport driving instructor while working as a pit mechanic in formula ford and vauxhall, so he has taught me a thing or two about fast driving, handling a car at high speed etc etc... i love it but dont love kerbs:( jay tells me off, lol.

Pros: Very fast, ,wrc bodykit, 17" wheels, custom chrome exhaust, one off interior, blue lit dash

Cons: Goes thru wishbones weekly, bumpers hit speed ramps and kerbs

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1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX SedanReview
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Handles Great At Speeds,(minus The Vibrations Over 100mph),my First Car!!! — Ford Escort Ghia LX,1.8 zetec,17''Alloys low profile tyres,5-door.big fat exhaust,GTI body kit, had new tailgate,back passsenger door,(rust and dent free!!!) plenty of jobs done under the bonnet,lost count of whats been replaced.(comes with its age tho). was completely standard when i brought it.cheap to insure.cant wait to get my next car!!!

Pros: fast,sticks to road,cheap to insure,easy to clean,gets me from a to b...

Cons: cant have people in the back seats,not unless i wanna loose the exhaust again, thats without it lowered- yet the blokes think it should be??

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Like A Go-cart — I personaly think its a good first car. its a handme down but we have had it for 10 years now and it still runs fine. I like it because, it's like an 800 pound go-cart. and its a hatch back so that increases the amount of stuff I can fit in it. It gets 25 mpg city. which is suprising for only 4 cylinders. it's great when going from place to place but would get a little cramped on a long drive. But the best part abbout it is you always feel like your going twice as fast as you really are. The worst part about it, you can't haul anything that won't fit in the cab.

Pros: Feels fast, Hatch Back, Won't tire of driving it.

Cons: Can't haul things

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Cheap Value For Money — Average made car. 1.8 GTI looks decent & has half decent performance. Not bad for the money

Pros: cheap half decent performance

Cons: rot

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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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