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1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Bit Of Pep. — My first car, so not much else to compare it to except an 06 Expedition and a 07 Honda element. Overall i like it, handles well and i get about 275 on one tank. The interior is ugly though with a faux black leather dash and the rest of the interior being tan cloth. Some what roomie front seats but the back should be reserved for those under 3'10".

Pros: Ok gas, rear spoiler, red

Cons: Red is faded, car too small for the tall, it runs on gas.

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1997 Ford Escort Review
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45

My Last Ford For A While And It Was Top Of The Range — Black with black leather, setting the trend for things to come, wood inside, the best size for a Zetec at 1.8, very smooth and went like hell, air con, really nice car for 2k at the time and I managed 50MPG in it once to kent and back!!

Pros: See review

Cons: not the best history

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1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Pretty Good For A Ford — At 105k miles, this car is still running pretty darn strong. This is my mom's car that I also drive, but my brother AND my sister both learned to drive in this car, so its been through A LOT. Performance: Its a late 90's 4 banger. Nothing special. Ok power, its an automatic :-( so I know it'd be peppier with a stick. This isn't going to be my car, or else I probably would've added a good intake maybe an exhaust to help out in the power department, probably some pulgs & wires too. That'd probably wake this car up, since it feels restricted. Build Quality: Pretty good, no major defects. Its not an expensive car, its just your average sedan. Only a small vibration noise in the dash, but thats because the bulb on the left side of the gauge cluster burned out, so the dash had to be taken apart to replace the bulb. For being a high-mileage Ford, its doing pretty well. I know if it was a Honda I wouldn't have to worry, but this car is doing really well. Its not burning oil or anything, and it still runs strong. Appearance: Could do with some factory allow wheels. Steelies & hubcaps are so lame... also foglights would be nice, for appearance and safety. Its not a turn-your-head-and-watch-it-go-by car, but the cool thing is that its purple :-D one of like the ONLY purple cars in Kansas City.

Pros: IT'S PURPLE! :-P
Its been surprisingly reliable for a Ford

Cons: Its your average car, nothing special.

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1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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It's My Baby! — It has been in my hands for about 5 years now, and it is still going strong! 183,000 miles!!!

Pros: Good gas milage

Cons: It's purple....

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1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon Review
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I Hate Fords — This car was rubbish. The performance was awful, the styling bland, the gas mileage mediocre. And then it broke. I will admit my wife didn't take the best care of the car, but one of the pistons broke clean off the rod rendering the car useless. Good riddance.

Pros: Cheap, utile

Cons: Unreliable, ugly, slow, copious amounts of understeer.

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1997 Ford Escort Review
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1.8td Encore — This was my 3rd car that i had owned myself which i bought with my own money. This had cossy alloys on it from my 94 Escort that i swapped around ;) Never ever broke down. went like stink because of the decent £180 Pirelli tyres it stuck to road like glue.

Pros: Decent looking car. would definatly get one thats chipped again though. Not the bog standard 97bhp which is what that was orginally.

Cons: just mainly the drab mundane interior

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1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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It Was My Baby Mercedes!!! — It provides a good service for those years and now it's my sister's car and she love it!!!

Pros: It was a sport car (Escort ZX2)!!!

Cons: Too small

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1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Escorts — AI had a few of these, these are two of them, they work great but they will drop their intake valve seat in the number 4 cylinder after a while and the engine will be severely damaged, but once it is fixed they work well, they get about 35mpg highway, I would make some money, the red one cost 500 and I sold it for 1800 so that was good

Pros: great mileage

Cons: the engine is guaranteed to drop a valve seat

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1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon Review
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Minimal Repairs And Running Upwards Of 150,000 Miles — This car has given me no problems except for now the rear passenger window motor has burned out. Running at 150,000 miles and still gets great gas mileage and drives fine. nothing to complain about and hope to get it up past 200,000 miles.

Owner for 10 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:7,000

Pros: gas money

Cons: its a wagon

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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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