1993 Ford Escort LX from North America


This little car is dependable and easy to maintain


Last winter I was surprised to find that the heater wouldn't go on, but the mechanic charged me nothing to take the knob off and clean it and it was good as new. The front passenger-side seatbelt only goes when it wants to, but it is easy to unclasp.

General Comments:

I have found that, for the wagon at least, they all rust in the same spot: right over the back wheel. It needs to be sanded and touched up every year because of this. The car has been very dependable for me. My sister owns a '94 sedan version, and my father only recently parted with his '89.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2004

1993 Ford Escort GT 1.8 DOHC from North America


A Truly Unbelievable Little Car... Civics and Jettas can't compare!


Since I have only owned the car for almost one week (as of this exact moment), here's a list of things I know I need to fix on it:

The transmission slips, either I need a new one or it just needs some transmission fluid, still runs, but very hesitant.

Has some rust on the tire wells in the back. Since I took an auto body course, this should not be a problem to fix on my own.

Windows roll down easily, but rolling them up takes both hands.

General Comments:

I had been looking for an Escort GT for a while, and I found this one at a place in my city, for $695...I thought, "Not bad, but still too much for me". A few weeks later, saw it for $295, and was driving it off the lot a few days later.

Bottom line, like a lot of the Escort GT reviews on here: the car has some serious pep to it, and I find myself being thrown back in the seat sometimes. As I pull up to red lights next to little 1.6L Honda Civics with their $5 Wal-Mart Exhaust, their multi-colored body kits, and their absolutely rediculous-looking Airliner spoilers (the big metal ones that look like Erector sets), I smile to myself knowing that they'll be a spec in my mirror in a few seconds.

This car, aside from the rust on the tire wells, and the slipping transmission, is probably one of the, if not THE nicest one I've owned. I was told that it wouldn't take much to turn into a Manual transmission, since there's a mounting bracket for a clutch pedal, and a drilled hole for the clutch cable. Very sweet!

I love the power sliding sunroof, the air conditioning and the cruise control that make this the loaded car it is.

To think, at one point I thought my mom's 1995 Chevy Cavalier, with a 120HP 2.2L was quick. I could annihilate it with my EGT.

People seriously think that all the sporty compact to Mid-sized cars are found in the import market. It's time that Escorts get the respect they deserve. How many aftermarket parts can you find for a Honda Civic? Too many low quality cheap parts to count. How many for an Escort GT? Very few, but that's okay because it means that once they are found, you have a custom domestic Honda-Killer that doesn't cost an arm and a leg to maintain!

Rock on Ford! Rock on!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2004

23rd Jul 2004, 09:13

Granted, the erector-set style rear wings are pretty ridiculous looking, but let's be fair... so are you, trying to drive this rusty, clapped-out Escort like some kind of race car.

22nd Feb 2006, 13:50

In response to the reply above. The 98 Ford Escort and the 93 Ford Escort, regardless of the 98s badging, is not the same car. The 91 through 96 GT models were all powered by a Mazda built 1.8L DOHC engine. The LX models were built by Ford with the 1.9L SOHC.

The early 90s Escorts were all based on the Mazda Protege/323/MX3 platform that was extremely successful for both companies.

Not saying that your response is incorrect. Just pointing out that comparing something with a 98 and a 93 GT are apples and oranges.