1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Auto from North America
Reliable car for anyone
My master brake cylinder was starting to go at about 83,700 miles.
I had a transmission tune-up and a oil change done when I first bought the car in October 2007. The tranny was so dirty that I may need another transmission tune-up again.
The thermostat is shot, but it's giving me hot and cold air.
Otherwise it was just minor thing1s that you would expect.
I expect to put new brakes, probably new struts, timing belt (if necessary) and make sure the car is still reliable in 2008 and beyond.
When I bought the car in October 2007, it was in a minor accident because you can tell of the discoloration of the driver's side passenger door. The door will open, but it struggles to open.
The car handles very well in the snow, ice, and the rain thus far. Now I'm impressed with how fast the car can go, but for some reason there are times it feels like it runs "cold" to me. Cold like it not fully warmed up, but when I drive the car during the day it gets better.
I would like to buy the next step up from the Escort, which would be the Ford Focus one day. I would like to buy the Caliber, but the Focus is improving it's reliability year by year.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th December, 2007