1994 Ford Escort Reviews - Page 10 of 19

1994 Ford Escort LX Wagon 1.9 Liter 4 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 Liter 4 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

Good car for daily driving

Faults:

Nothing serious has ever gone wrong with this vehicle. I have had to replace normal items such as spark plugs, fuel filters, and air filters.

General Comments:

This has been an excellent car that I use as a daily driver to let my show truck rest during the week. We purchased it used for around $3,500 and have put over 100,000 hard miles on it with minimal problems.

The performance is lacking, but the car makes up for it with it's almost 40 miles per gallon fuel efficiency.

The interior is roomy and has plenty of room for my stereo equipment, work equipment, and a friend or two.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2003

1994 Ford Escort Java 1.6i 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6i 16v Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired44365 miles
Most recent distance46785 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Try and, but the ones with low miles and excellent body. bit sluggish though

Faults:

Has had new exhaust. previous owner said it has one nearly every two years. common fault with 16 valve cars.

Rear demister had broken so needed the wire re soldered on.

General Comments:

Nothing has really gone wrong. get an anoying squeal from the brakes every so often. yet another escort fault.

In absolutely mint condition. Never seen another escort java though.

Thought it would have been quicker off the mark for a 1.6i though.

Cars even got dual airbags elec windows and alarm. all standard when the previous owner brought it. Which surprised me for an escort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th September, 2003

1994 Ford Escort 1.9 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired9900 miles
Most recent distance151000 miles
Previous carford escort

Summary:

One great car

Faults:

Timing belt at 80000.was expected. water pump 2000 miles later. engine seized at 151000 miles. but hey I got every penny's worth out of her. sold it to a guy who replaced engine.

General Comments:

Best car I ever owned. was always running when my other cars were'nt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2003

1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance134000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Best car I ever had out of all vehicles

Faults:

The only problems I've had with the car was the air meter sensor and ball joints. Just needed to be replaced. No problems since.

General Comments:

Car is a very good reliable vehicle. Runs great on gas. I think its that certain year that the car had its best make. The car is very powerful. I'm putting things into the engine that most cars can't have and its improving its performance. It never let me down. I beat on it so bad one day to see if it's a car that can handle roughness and it had proved itself to be one of the best built vehicles of that year.I've had other high performance cars and I think they should be call rice boxes because they're crap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2003

1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 liter Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Great commuter car!

Faults:

The weather stripping on the driver's side window needs replaced.

Driver's side visor's arm has broken.

General Comments:

This car has been a great commuter car to and from college.

Gas mileage is great (around 30-35 mpg on the highway).

Transmission and engine require little to no attention, except normal routine maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2003

1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75500 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Best car ever, I'm not buying again without a mechanic looking at it first

Faults:

I bought the car from a mechanic and I thought I was getting a deal, but the guy really forced me and my mom to buy it because I guess he hated it.

He said there were new brakes and tires, but that's all I cared about at the time. The guy wouldn't even let me take it to a mechanic.

After I bought it (big mistake) I took it to a mechanic and the person handed me two pages of things that were wrong with it Tie rods etc.

General Comments:

Yes I would buy another escort... which I am, I love it, driving it is so fun... next time I'm not letting anyone take advantage of me. I definitely recommend this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2003

1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9 single cam from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 single cam Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

With a manual transmission, it's reliable, and easy to drive at low engine speeds.

Faults:

Clutch burned up at 105000 miles.

Transmission input shaft bearing went out at 110000.

Coil pack burned out at about 103000 miles.

General Comments:

The Escort is a very good car, considering the abuse it receives.

The manual transmission takes much abuse, but the automatic will not; I've owned both.

The body roll is sometimes more than you'd like.

The handling may seem a little loose, but it's always safe and predictable.

With some modification, it turned into a quick, little car with a strong midrange powerband.

With the modifications, it gives a very satisfying tire chirp going into second gear.

It's never left me stranded on the side of the road.

It has a tendency to run at a warmer temperature than I've come to expect from other cars, but not a problem, as long as it's flushed regularly and kept full of coolant.

After 120000 miles, the last 27000 driven fast and aggressively, it still gets 30 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2003

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 79 reviews