1991 Ford Escort LX from North America
The alternator had to be replaced once.
The rear wheels were getting jammed and the brakes/drums had to be replaced at 70,000 miles.
Its hard going up a hill and accelarating now. Maybe because the engine is getting old. The engine seems to be making a rattling sound after 60,000 miles. Whenever it goes over pot-holes it bumps like something is going to fall apart and the steering rattles... maybe the shock absorbers are gone. Coolant light comes on and goes even though there is nothing wrong with it.
Runs like a dog without much maintenance and repairs. The general maintenance I do is oil changes and air filter change. I have also had the transmission oil change done once. The seats are very comfortable. The brakes seem to have become weak although they don't screech. I have driven the car in Iowa, Toronto, New York City and all over New Jersey. Runs in all types of weather conditions and roads. Starts up even after leaving it for a few months when I go on vacations.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th October, 2002