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Dashboard was cracked in a few places.
Brake pads were replaced and brake rotors were warped.
Clutch died at 124000 miles.
Ever wanted to get 24,000 miles out of a car for almost no money?
When my transmission went out, I just junked the car because it would have cost more than I paid for the car itself! The purchase of this little car was the best $600 I ever spent.
You can't beat the price of an escort, and this car (which I originally bought just to get me through the winter) survived thousands of rush-hour miles, a 900-mile round trip to Chicago, and my constant high-rpm driving.
The four-cylinder engine was not a powerhouse, but it got wonderful mileage (35 miles per gallon) and was easy to drive with the 4 speed clutch.
One problem - this car burned oil very rapidly in the final 1/5 of its life.
Many of you who have bought cars that are in their final stages of life have had to worry about the possibility of it breaking down at any moment. Escorts, however are about as reliable as they come.
By the way, it drives great on ice and snow and started every time in the sub-zero temperatures.
This car doesn't look like much, but I grew to love it. Those of you making payments every two months that are equal to what I paid for this car in full are missing out on the simple pleasures of the Ford Escort Pony.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th December, 2002