1989 Ford Escort LX from North America
Cute car that tries its hardest to make you happy
Transmission rebuilt at 65,000 miles.
Fuel Injector replaced at 70,000 miles.
Timing belt at 50,000 miles.
Alternator replaced at 85,000 miles (a $600 fix)
I worried a lot with this car about whether or not it would make it from point A to Point B because it ran so badly.
Shakes a lot when passing 40mph, but stops after 65mph.
I had a lot of small problems with this car after the transmission was rebuilt, but nothing big.
A couple months before I junked it, it started stalling constantly at every stop light and stop sign. Would stall even more frequently in the rain.
Besides all this, I love that car more than anything and wish I could have afforded to keep it because it was still running when I junked it and it would probably still be running now. It always tried it's hardest. I'll miss her : (
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th June, 2004