1991 Ford Escort Reviews - Page 3 of 16

1991 Ford Escort LX 1.9 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired159000 miles
Most recent distance193000 miles

Summary:

A good value

Faults:

I love my old escort. I bought it sophomore year in college, and it is still serving me well. I went to school about 1200 miles away from home, and every summer and fall, I had traveled back and forth with it with no problems.

The only semi-serious repair I had to do was replace the alternator. The exhaust pipe broke a couple times, but that was mainly my fault... driving fast on speed bumps. I just had it welded for $40, and it works just fine.

It gets incredible gas mileage (in the lower 30's) and it is also a pretty cheap car to acquire.

General Comments:

I like this car a lot and I think it will make a great first car, especially to students who don't have a lot to spend and want a reliable car. I speak for the 1.9L engine manual transmission wagon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2007

1991 Ford Escort GT 1.9 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired176000 miles
Most recent distance205000 miles

Summary:

You really won't find a faster car for this kind

Faults:

Let me just tell you this before I get started. Once I was driving and the tire hit a nail. So I have to fix the flat and then it was OK afterwards. And also if you have the 1.9 you should add high performance oil changes so it will drive for more miles. That is only that has been wrong since I drive the car.

General Comments:

So how can you describe this car. WOW, can you say turbo? No, but 1.9 power is fast for a civic eater... yes it eats hondas. I mean really fantastic car. If you like to drive on the twist than GO GO GO OOOOOOO around corner with super driving. This ford handles like a F1 car with more power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2007

2nd Mar 2007, 11:41

I do agree. For some reason the 1991 Escort with the 1.9l really is quick. I had one with a five speed, no air, blue 2door hatchback. The body finally rusted away and the car went to the junk yard. Engine still ran like a champ. For more information on this car I found that it was the same thing as a Mazda 323. You can find many aftermarket parts for it. Good car for the price if you can find the right options.

2nd Mar 2007, 14:16

You're right, the '91 Escort is a great (and quick) car, as well as very reliable. They are a real jewel on the used car market, and a much better buy than an import for the money. My family has had both a Civic and an Escort, and the Civic self-destructed before 100,000 miles. The escort was traded years ago, but I'd bet it's probably still running somewhere with about 300,000 miles on it.

2nd Mar 2007, 17:36

Civic eater.

You're kidding right?

1991 Ford Escort Encore 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

It worked

Faults:

98,000 miles clutch plate - cost me about 150 pound to fix. But at 98,000 miles, you expect to have replaced a clutch by now.

93,000 miles screw in the boot, where it fits the number plate, the area around the screw had rusted away to nothing so I had a diaganal numberplate.

General Comments:

I bought the car when I was 18, it had 1 years worth of MOT, and I used it for exactly that. when the MOT ran out I sold the car, which was a shame really because it only really needed a new battery.

It was the Ford Escort Encore, so there was a reasonable amount of toys for its age including ; central locking, sunroof, rev counter.

The 1.3 engine was a little small for the car of that size, nevertheless I ran it with next to no oil, petrol or water, caned it every time I used it by changing at 5,000 RPM and the car just diddnt give up. No matter how much the engine rattled and groaned, it never broke down (Except the clutch)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2007

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 63 reviews