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1998 Ford Escort Review
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Nice Cheap Frills, Great Package — Best £800 I ever spent, Its got PS, EW, RCL, SR, Heated Front Screen, 1.8 115ps (standard form) engin plus more. Its been ever so slightly modded since Ive had it though, its now got the following; Full RS2000 Body Kit GTI 15" alloys Plasma Glow Dials Full Sound System GTI Half-Leather Interior DVD player Smoked Headlights One-off modded rear light clusters Full PowerFlow Exhaust system -40mm GMAX shocks and springs. All in all, its a bargain.. it handles exceptionally well, the bright white paint turns heads and its performance is enough to see off most cars, even bigger engined ones.

Pros: Looks great, cheap to run and maintain, goes well, 16v Zetec engine is as reliable as they come.

Cons: A bit "rattly" inside, noise can be a bit much for some, lack of air-conditioning and ABS brakes, only a 2 star safety rating.

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1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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Reliable — This is my everyday driver, it has 117,000 miles on it, and you will not hear me say too many things bad about it.

Pros: great gas milage, very reliable, easy to maintain, easy to fix

Cons: rattles

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1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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25

First — my first brand new car never put a cent on it and lasted me 8 years and still runs great

Pros: lots of trunk room

Cons: brakes have to change often

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1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool Coupe Review
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Fast For A 4-cylinder! — Car still performs the same way as when I bought it 50,000 miles ago! This is my emergency vehicle, and I trust it to get me to my patient QUICKLY!

Pros: Good "get up and go", looks fantastic

Cons: small

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1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool Coupe Review
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It Drives Like A Dime — it drives like no other! i own this car! it has 92k. it is green with a pin stripe. it is a manual 5 speed.

Pros: it drives smooth

Cons: it idals high

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1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot Coupe Review
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The Most Reliable Car I Have Owned! — I have owned this car for 2 years and i have not had one issue with it was so ever. it is exelent in the snow. handles anything i throw at it. It is great on gas as well that is a huge plus with the price if gas today.

Pros: Pleanty of room, great response on brake and steering.

Cons: there are none.

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1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool Coupe Review
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Good City Car — When I settled on a school in a big city, I went looking for a good used car that would be ideal for that. And I found what I was looking for. The car has a 16 Valve, 2.0 L engine, despite being a little over 2000 lbs, so it has a lot of pick-up. Fits into a lot of tight spaces and handles well around curves. Very reliable engine. The biggest expense so far is getting an O2 sensor.

Pros: Accelerates quickly. Very dependable with a manual transmission. Great fuel millage (at 10 yrs old, car gets 30 mpg mixed city/hwy). Fits into tight parking spots.

Cons: Room. This is not a family car by any means. Very little back seat space, small trunk. Even in front, driver can be no taller than 6'.

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1998 Ford Escort Review
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Some Replacements Could Be Easier — i have had my escort now for 3 years and never really had any major problems with it. had to replace the timing belt just after purchasing it only regular maintenance now can't complain

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

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1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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Great Little Car For The Price — Loved this car! I bought it new with only 320 miles. Drove it for 7 yrs and was up to 143,000 miles! Never had to do anything other than basics like brakes and belts. Sorry that my teenager ended up totally it!

Owner for 7 years, 9 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

Pros: gas milage awesome, nice sound system

Cons: too small for my growing family

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1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Wagon Review
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I Have Had This Car For Almost Nine Years With Only Minimal Problems. — I have had this car for almost nine years with only minimal problems. The maintenance has consisted of new tires and battery only. It does what I need it to do, get me back and forth with no problems.

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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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