1998 Ford Escort User Reviews

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    Displaying 51 - 60 of 84 1998 Ford Escort reviews.

    1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot CoupeReview
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    Power Packed Compact — Great car, gets about 30 mpg city, and has plenty of power to take on bigger cars. I have out ran a V6 Grand Prix before in this. Great aerodynamics and beautiful. One drawback is the 4-banger motor is rather sluggish when the A/C is on. Amazing performance for it's size. There are several rattles when I crank up the bass but is very quiet when simply driving down the road. The longer engine compartment and shorter trunk gives it a bit of an odd look but makes for a very aerodynamic car. This car is a blast to drive!

    Pros: Stick shift, Short clutch, very aerodynamic, powerful for its size

    Cons: a couple of rattles when the bass is up, standard brakes aren't so great

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    Born Again Escort — Bought This car at the end of 2005, Performance blue exterior, totaly stock 1400cc engine. Throughout the time, the paint started deteriorating and the engine went from bad to worse , due to my driving learning. Had a smash this january (which wasnt my fault) and got it repaired using another 1800cc escort. Engine swapped it fully repaired its body work, added electric windows, electric mirrors, K&N cotton filter, resprayed the whole car in Ford diamond white and added a nice set of 16" rims. Took 7 months to repair it all since it had really bad back wing damage in which an escort's case it would be part of the chasis (considered as a total loss in my local ford garage).

    Pros: Great Top speed, Amazing handling, pretty good acceleration which could be better, Endless gears..., very low suspension system ( which i have lowered even more), very good stock fuel injecting system and valve timing  (EFI - Zetec)

    Cons: Very noisy car even when stock (which can also be a pro),Acceleration could be improved (no too bad though. Very High fuel consumption not very good for the wallet!. Pretty crap clutch adjusting system the only major problem i have encountered since i bought this car.

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    1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool CoupeReview
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    My Car! — This car, I LOVE it, its got such good pick up and the speakers are amazing. Normally not a fan of fords, but seriously awesome! Owning it isn't too expensive its pretty cheap on gas,its so much fun to drive too, the way it handles and shifts, oh my, ;)

    Pros: 2-door, manual transmission

    Cons: no sun roof, no power windows

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    My Escort — Its not an American one, its the european escort, 1.6L Zetec-E Finesse Trim. Not rapid, but not slow, with nimble handling that is quite neutral. Understeer is moderate, but not exceesively so, and for the 90ps engine standard usually cornering speed isn't too great an issue. A fun car overall to drive, though I'd prefer the GTi.

    Pros: Rev-happy engine, great handling, practical and comfortable

    Cons: Boring appearance, drab interior, air conditioning robs all the power

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    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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    A Reliable And Good Mpg Vehicle From Ford! — A perfect addition to a guy who drives a gas-guzzling pickup truck: me! I pretty much use the Escort on any long trip I have to make, because of the excellent almost 30 MPG that it gets. With 85,000 miles on the odometer, the car continues to run strong, and will hopefully continue to do so for as long as I need it. It's looks aren't the greatest compared to other economy vehicles of its class... but who needs style when you're getting great gas mileage.

    Pros: Gas mileage, comfort, reliability

    Cons: Ugly

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    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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    I Never Thought I've Have An American Made As My First, But I Like It. — I like my car, even though there's a single power lock, but the gas mileage makes up for it. good trunk space lol. relaible car overall can't complain.

    Pros: good on gas, good brakes, nice size

    Cons: acceleration is kinda slow

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    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX SedanReview
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    Does The Job. — Good car to drive, if a little slow. Good suspension, takes corners well but can under steer when braking - power goes to front wheels. Nice inside being an LX. Parts are cheap and is a nice car to work on. Gearbox isn't the best but is good enough.

    Pros: Cheap parts, Easy to work on.

    Cons: Poor acceleration, Under steers

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    1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool CoupeReview
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    Fix Or Repair Daily — It's a ford, and not in a good way... Never had to do as much work to all my other cars combined as I had to do on this car every 2 months. It's overall performance was decent, and gas mileage ranged between 30-34mpg mixed driving and It still drove when I got rid of it at 160k miles.

    Pros: Easy to work on straight forward design, good gas mileage, decent drivng experience

    Cons: Cheap plastic piece of crap

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    Its A Ford — Had it for a year and a half and actually still have it. It doesnt run right now and no one will buy it! Its just not a wanted car from any aspect!

    Pros: Not alot at all!

    Cons: The SOHC 2.0L engine has alot of problems! Make sure to get the DOHC.

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    1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool CoupeReview
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    It Was Ok. Fun To Drive — my first z had 10,000 dollars worth of mods from body kit to turbo and slammed on 18s, it was sweet

    Pros: good gas mileage

    Cons: ugly body style

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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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