1989 Ford Escort Escot GT 1.9 HO from North America


Another good job by Ford


The only things that have gone wrong are. The fog lights catching on fire, the seat belt motor went bad at 100,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car handles vary well, It takes corners like a cat.

I have always loved this still to this day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2002

28th Aug 2002, 04:33

Hello, I got a 1986 mercury lynx xr3, 1986,1987 and 1988 escort gt in my possession, and guess what they are all might we say garbage. the lynx has amazing power, but the frame can't take it. and all the escort's I've changed let's say everything engine, trans, suspension, spindles, steering column, rad, heater core, many cylinder heads and so on and on and on... They are great cars to have fun with, but you know what FORD stand for Fix Or Repair Daily, Found On the Road Dead. :)

If you love spending numerous hours on a rice rocket that you can't get any after market parts for, this is the car you want.

9th Apr 2007, 00:02

You "fix or repair daily" so it will be "first on race day," hello get with the program.

1989 Ford Escort RS Turbo 1.6 turbo from Netherlands


A sporty little car


I don't know, I haven't owned the car that long.

General Comments:

This car is a must to drive, it's sporty and beautiful (at least I think so).

I've fitted a Scorpion exhaust to have more performance and a deep sound.

And in combination with my pipercross open air filter, I think I have about 150BHP to use.

I really can't think about other cars any more.

It's more sporty than my previous Sierra 2.0 DOHC and I always thought that was the right car for me.

I can recommend this car to everybody who wants a semi race car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th February, 2002

1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9 from North America


An excellent first car


My engine head cracked at 80,000 miles. I had it replaced really cheap from a junk yard.

My starter died when I was teaching someone to drive my manual transmission. I learned the hard way, don't operate your starter for more than 15 seconds in a two minute interval. It cost about $40 to get a new one.

My rear quarter panel window got broken by a flying stone from a lawn mower. It cost a fortune if you try to get a new one. I got a replacement for about $49 at a junk yard and had it installed for about $35.

My accessories belt got worn at 82000 miles. Real cheap and easy to replace.

The driver side automatic seat belt stopped working for some reason recently. It was still easy to pull it over my head when I enter the car though. That's far easier than having to buckle seat belts every time I enter the car though.

One of my muffler braces broke at about 82000 miles. It cost about $6 to replace though. A real pain to install though.

The horn on the car sounds like it is really a old car. I need to replace it with one that sounds normal.

The trunk support braces got weak due to age. It's a real pain to have to hold up the trunk.

General Comments:

I love my first car. My car is painted in a cool baby-blue body color and a navy-blue low profile body kit with matching navy-blue cloth top.

I also have some cool after market additions to my car:


-Radar detector

-Car alarm (cool to walk towards my Escort and disarm my alarm)

-Steel pedals

-Compact disk player


-Cool running read light on dash board, just for fasion

-Chrome mag rims

-Chrome skirting

-Extremely clean interior.

This car makes a very nice college car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2002

1989 Ford Escort Bonus 1.3 from UK and Ireland


Escort- brilliant


The engine is rather noisy. I believe this is due to the tappets!

The Alternator belt is slightly loose and can make a little noise.

The handbrake is slightly worn but you can still pull it up around a corner and make a nice loud squeal!

General Comments:

This car is quite quick and pulls away from traffic lights well.

Top speed hasn't been tested due to conforming with current UK speed restrictions.

The seats are a little uncomfortable as they do not allow a great deal of choice of positioning.

Seat belts get jammed easily and that is frustrating.

I love this car.

(K IV Rocks)

Easy to modify and purchase spares for!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2002