1993 Ford Escort LX wagon 1.9L SEFI from North America
Cheap, dependable little economy car
Transmission went out about 1000 miles after I bought it. Sat for about a year, then a buddy helped me find a junk yard escort with 63k miles on it and we put its tranny in my wagon. I have heard these auto transmissions are soft, but I think this one was installed incorrectly.
Did some brake work on it myself. Normal wear and tear.
Overall I think this is a very reliable little car. Handles pretty well too. I find it rather comfortable to drive and the ergonomics are fine. I don't know what it is like for rear passengers, but it doesn't look roomy, my kids don't complain though.
If taken care of the 1.9L four banger will last long and sip fuel, but will not get you anywhere in a hurry. Unless it is running perfectly, the engine will rattle and vibrate, causing annoying sounds in the interior.
I like the look of my station wagon. It is not frumpy looking, for such a practical vehicle. If it were faster it would be very fun to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th February, 2005
2nd Mar 2005, 23:14
I just purchased a 1997 LX wagon. It seems to handle nicely, very responsive, and comfortable, but it sputters occasionally-kind of scary, like it's going to conk out. Otherwise it is an excellent vehicle, and I am delighted and feel wise at the gas station knowing my car sips and doesn't guzzle, while others, especially the big SUV owners, try to dissimulate.