Ford Escort Review from Costa Rica

1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0 spi SOHC

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 spi SOHC Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance174000 miles
Previous carGMC Yukon


Reliable if it has low mileage


Gas tank leak, alternator, suspension parts, engine blew a piston, synchros on 2nd gear, muffler, and more I can't remember.

General Comments:

This car is known for being reliable, but I bought mine in poor condition and with high mileage. I drove it as such for 2 years, and just finally rebuilt the entire car. Here in Costa Rica, car's are very expensive, and it is worth repairing a motor and transmission instead of buying a new car. I also had the bumpers painted.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2010

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review