1992 Ford Escort LX 1.9 from North America
A bargain that just keeps on giving value
Clutch pressure plate springs failed. (115000kms)
Battery died. (would happen to any car)
Exhaust pipe has been replaced twice in the time that I've owned the car.
The Escort from 91 till 95 used mainly Mazda 323 parts which made it very reliable, but that certainly doesn't say anything about how quiet or comfortable it is. It is very fuel efficient and economical, but very strenuous on long trips.
This car is getting quite old now and still nothing major has failed. Although, many of the plastic parts (made by Ford no doubt) have been rattling for years now.
Everything is still working like it did when I bought it car and considering that I paid less than $4000 for it, it's extremely economical.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th March, 2003