1994 Ford Escort LX Hatchback 1.9L from North America
I'm in love with this car!!
Replaced light under the hood that lights up when opening the hood.
Change the oil. Freed up the auto retracting belt on driver's side in the door track. It would not open up all the time.
Replaced tires with larger ones. One size bigger than allowed, then had the speed gauge re-calibrated.
Removed a plastic tie down on the speedometer cable at the throttle area. This made the needle jump at 50 plus mph.
This car is great on gas, 28 to 32 miles per gallon. Cross winds do push it around until I put larger, wider tires on it.
My air, defrost and heater, radio and other options work great. The speedometer did jump a little at 50 mph plus until I freed it up from the tie that was holding it to the motor (plastic tie someone used).
The car was well taken care of, all servicing performed and was garaged as the body and interior is near flawless. A great back and forth to work car!
This car reminds me a lot of the '88 Chevy Nova (aka Toyota Corolla) in every field, and I loved that car too. The brake light came on until I notice the ex owner just did not add enough after replacing the discs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th September, 2006
I am the original author of this statement:
The number 4 piston cracked when the outtake valve broke and cost 1300. US dollars to repair. The motor hunts up and down the idle range 600 rpm to 1000 rpm, which I think is cuased by 1 tin box mounted on the left side firewall becuase I can hear it clicking before it changes idle. What do you folks think it could be?
Early entry I made about the RPM hunting up and down is cuased by the air compressor for the air/defroster selection. There is a problem in the switch that makes it turn on and off while using it.