1998 Ford Escort User Reviews

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    1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot CoupeReview
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    Fun, Fast Car That's Built Well And Handles Great — Good car! Handles great, stops great, and accelerates hard. It'll pull hard. 190,636 miles, tranny shifts a little hard but nothing a little Seafoam Trans Tune didnt fix. I always have a blast when I get behind the wheel. Some squeeks and rattles but its got almost 200k on it so thats expected

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great acceleration, awesome handling

    Cons: Rust in front of right rear tire

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    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX SedanReview
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    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr Lx Sedan — Performance: Ok, nothing special, brakes in this one were very wooden with no feel at all and the handling wasn't very confidence inspiring. Build Quality: Again, Ok. Appearence: Nice. Cost of Ownership: Good on fuel, more expensive to insure than it should be as Escorts are very easy to steal. Fun Factor: This one, not great, it was a bit wooden and felt very tired.

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

    Pros: Cheap, reliable

    Cons: Boring. Most have a hard life.

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    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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    It's A Great Car. I Would Definitely Get Another One. — I am the primary driver of this car. It is the sport edition of Escorts. It is built well and has only had some minor repairs done to it while owning it. It gets pretty good mpg (25) for what I use it for. When I got this car, it only had 68,971 miles on it!!! It was a car that was used in the military. I really love this car. It's great!!!

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

    Pros: reliable and dependable

    Cons: none

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    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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    Not To Bad — there is no room for turbo and the parts are much to hard to come buy plus the exterior and suspension still have a long way to go but for now ut serves its purpose of gettin me from a to b pretty damn quick.

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

    Pros: loud fun and quick

    Cons: 115mph governor

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    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE WagonReview
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    Get The 5 Speed Manual And You Won't Regret It! Awesome Powertrain & Great Reliablity :) —

    Performance- Has pretty good acceleration for a 4 cylinder and good handling! The ride is a little crashy but nothing not to expect with an economy car. The braking is ok but the petal feels spongy with too much travel. Build Quality- Has decent build quality although it is very cheaply built. The dash as nice "soft" plastics and the rest of the car is bare bones essentials. Repairs are minimal and only appear after ample wear to the part. The car is very reliable. Appearence- I personally think the car looks kinda of angry and when lowered the car has an aggressive stance. Nice look over all. Interior is nothing flashy but gets the job done! Cost of ownership-This car is great on gas averaging around 39 mpg (Imp) or 32 mpg (US). Costs under $40 to fill up from empty. Maintenance is cheap and all the parts are in-expensive. Very easy to maintain. Fun Factor- This car is a blast to drive with the right upgrades. I have a couple upgrades on mine: Escort GT rear sway bar, front and rear strut bars, short shifter, zx2 front seats, Weapon R cold air intake, and a beautiful sounding Magnaflow muffler.

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

    Pros: Fuel milage and fun factor (mind you, you need to give it some gas to have some fun :P)

    Cons: No reasons, accept the occasional rust spot if the car was not taken care of!

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    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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    Hi — getting gas is a lot cheaper than other cars out there. It handles really well. i really love my car. the one thing about it is if i push my car to go faster than 30 it feels like it will stall but then zooms off.

    Pros: none

    Cons: none

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    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX SedanReview
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    My Life Saver — Screw the looks and performance i'd like to see anyone else get in a wreak at about 75-80 mph on the highway and get nailed by a mustang head on and survive this car saved mine and my best friends life. call it an emotional attachment but it was godsend to me for a reason. loved my little red scort

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: very safe, great MPG's, fun

    Cons: could use a v8 but cant we all?

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    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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    98 Escort — Pretty quick for only 110 HP excellent milage no A/C (amazed they still sold cars without it) no ABS (manly men don't need it) ManTran (see above) stock stereo was I believe just an AM/FM stereo (college poverty what what) never had any issues with it looks like a 2/3rds scale Taurus of that era, which at the time I thought was cool (no I wasn't on crack)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cheap, good mileage, decent performance

    Cons: no amenities

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    The First — My first "New" car and a great buy as it turned out. Solid build, good 1.6v engine. A bit sporty, but not enough that you would know or that would effect your insurance. Nice cabin space and leather bits and bobs

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good quality

    Cons: None really

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    Very Good — This car is a great car to drive, it handles really well and is pretty quick for a 1.6, very reliable had no problems with it yet. The interior is nice, has electric front windows and official ford CD player/radio, power steering and air-conditioning. overall this is a very good car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Reliable, runs well

    Cons: No ABS but that doesnt bother me

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2003 Ford Escort Reviews

    exterior is a newer style. interior is nice. not to bad on gas. easy to drive. lately have had problems with steering belts braking and speedometer being 5 miles slower than wat ur acctually going. ov... Read More

    Escort Zx2 (lead Footer) By Austin

    This car handles nimbly, probably due to the light weight, but the stock tires don't have very much grip and the suspension is soft (when stock). The car is fun to drive on the whole though, especial... Read More

    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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