The 'door unlocked' indicator on the inside of the tailgate was excellent.
The wagon held all of the baby supplies.
The back seat was small for adults but fine for a car seat and a seven-year old. Fitting three adults back there was a joke - like putting 20 clowns into a Mini Cooper, not to mention that the Escort would bottom out.
Acceleration was AWFUL.
Gas mileage was about 40 city and 42 highway fully loaded and with the automatic transmission.
The brakes were okay.
The interior held up well to the abuse we put it through. Without seat covers or sun protection, it looked as nice as the day it probably looked on its original lot.
I cherished every minute of having the Escort (except for the windshield water spitting episode).
I can honestly say that I miss my Escort. I drove it like I stole it, and it always begged for more. Yeah, it was lame and had the word 'boring' written all over it. But, WOW! What a car!