Excellent first car. Small and slow!
The fuel pump just went bad in an intersection one night.
-Cracked water pump.
Every time I turned my car into a parking place or parked period, water and antifreeze would pour out from under the hood.
-Braked have been replaced twice.
-Been in one accident.
-Speedometer rolled over in 1999.
I am a 17-year-old Escort owner. I would recomend parents to buy this car for their speed seeking teenagers. In my opinion, it is by far the slowest car on the roads today. And it is also cheap.
It occasionally stalls. But come on, it's 13 years old!
The seats are very comfortable and I put in new speakers and a CD player to make the ride more enjoyable.
It's a semi reliable car, it's old, and it's in pretty good shape. The best I've seen around.
It gets me where I'm going, it's better than walking, and the best thing of all, I can go about 2 weeks on $10 (full tank) worth of gas.
Escorts are awesome! I hope to have a 1999 Ford Escort ZX2 someday.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd June, 2002