1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8L DOHC from North America
Gas saver, huge money pit, don't buy
Starter was out when I purchased. (173000)
Engine is very common to leak oil into plug wells, which causes sputtering, loss of mpg, and power. Replaced plug wires. (175000)
Car burns up a lot of oil, added a quart every time I filled up with gas.
Engine blew. (176000) Rebuilt.
Hydraulic leak, no use of clutch, (mechanics fault) (176000)
Left front CV joint busted twice. (176500)
Front strut breaks from harness. (180000)
Fuel pump fails at the same time as strut breaks. (180000)
Transmission oil leaks, went bone dry and screwed up transmission, this car won't be fixed after this. The car still drives, but not well at all. (183000)
It lasted me 6 months before the engine blew. This car was a huge money pit. Over $4,500 put into this car since purchased. This car was very good on gas, maybe 38 mpg. I would not recommend this car to anyone, want a reliable car, get a Nissan. End of story.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th August, 2006
28th Aug 2006, 18:25
I cannot blame the car on this one. It has 176000 miles. It is a Ford Escort. Even Hondas have issues like this if they are not maintained and driven into the ground. It soundsllike the reviewer got took by the seller, who had to know things were going wrong.
8th Apr 2007, 23:41
Every once in a while there is a lemon in the bunch. If you get another it would be much better.
24th Dec 2007, 08:45
You're kidding... right? 170k and you expect it to run good? Please do buy japanese crap, get ripped off twice as much. Parts are expensive and STILL don't last long.
17th Apr 2008, 01:25
Japanese crap? Dude, 1991 Escort GT's 1.8 DOHC engine is the same engine from the similar Mazda Protege engine.
15th Aug 2010, 20:13
Yo dude, your Mazda Protege is made by Ford! That's why it has same motor.
27th Aug 2010, 14:47
Ford owns Mazda, but the 1.8 DOHC is a Mazda engine used in the Protege, Escort GT, Tracer LTS and also the Kia Sephia. It is a good little motor.