1995 Ford Escort Wagon 1.9 from North America


This car looks nice, but is not a car I would ever buy again or recommend anyone else to buy


I purchased the car on Thursday of last week. it is Tuesday of the following week and the car has been cutting off since I bought it. The car dealer thought it was an airflow valve issue so that part was ordered and once it was installed it did not good. Now the ford dealer that the car lot took my wagon to says it is the intake gasket. So here I sit still with no transportation. I was very impressed with reviews I had read originally about mileage and reliability, but I am very frustrated.

General Comments:

I got rid of my trusty 1995 Beretta when I purchased the Ford Escort wagon and I am slowly regretting my choice. I think I will go with a Chevy in the future.

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

Review Date: 17th May, 2005

1995 Ford Escort LX Wagon 4 cylinder from North America


Reliable and cheap to fix


I have replaced the entire exhaust twice, including the muffler.

I have replaced the alternator, battery and radiator twice as well.

I have replaced the brakes, rotors, brake pads and shoes.

I replaced the rear struts and coils.

It needed new lifts for the hatchback.

I put a new lock on the hatchback as well as the original one was jammed.

I have had a new transmission kit installed.

I have put two refurbished heaters into the dash. (New one's are no longer available)

I have also put in another few hundred dollars worth of hoses and belts into this car.

General Comments:

The car is cheap looking. It has rust over the wheels, which seems to be a common problem with this car.

It has tremendous power for such a small engine. I can pass newer/larger cars with ease. It also picks up speed really well.

It is obviously not the coolest car out there, but it was a great starter-car for me and never failed me on long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2005

1995 Ford Escort LX 16v from UK and Ireland


This Car is the worst car I have ever owned


Complete new exhaust system need to be fitted, including the Catalytic Converter.

Clutch started slipping at about 90000 miles.

Both Front Suspension Struts had to be changed three times due worn Ball Joints & Bushes.

Starting Ignition needed to be replaced due to ware!

Door Locks worn and sticking.

Door Keys & Ignition keys worn.

Both front Brake Calipers broke when new pads were fitted. Both Calipers need to be replaced.

Both real oil cylinders needed to be replaced.

Automatic Boot UN Lock Button would never work.

General Comments:

The general performance of the Car was extremely sluggish.

The usual rust on the body work you can expect from a Ford.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th May, 2005

8th Mar 2006, 18:29

That is so funny. I have a 1995 Ford Escort Hatch back, I can agree with you that this is the worst car!! Let's name a list of things that are wrong with mine: The driver's seat belt does not go back and fourth when you open door, trunk leaks so bad that this winter I went out to my car and there was ice hanging under my car. It takes me about 15 min. to defrost my front windshield because it leaks, the heater core is going out, all the key holes are worn and it makes it hard to start the car or open the door, I had to replace the alternator when I bought it, both of the rear struts need to be replaced A.S.A.P because it feels like the wheels are going to fly off... the list goes on! I hate this CAR!!!

23rd Mar 2006, 09:33

Well, I don't know where you got your cars from, but I have had 3 escorts and all of them have proved to be very reliable, comfortable and cheap cars to use and maintain. I find it difficult to believe that you are both being entirely honest with your reviews, and seriously doubt that your escorts are nearly half as bad as you say they are. I have allot of faith in most fords and this is backed up by years of driving lots of them. want a cheap reliable and user friendly car? buy a Ford Escort.

5th Apr 2007, 10:16

Hi yes guys ford escorts are cheap, but if you get a good one it will do well. we have had to replace lots of parts on ours and now the only thing left is the clutch that needs to be replaced. its very fast and have had 120mph out of it not even at top speed at 4500 revs. this is not a car for FAMILY!" so if your going to get one and you have a family don't get it unless you only have one kid cause its not comphy enough so don't lol. but if you're a person that likes doing up cars or you're a boy racer this is the car for you!

26th May 2011, 17:47

My driver's door lock was sticking, and the local Ford dealer told me it needed a new one (expensive), so I used WD40 on it, and after a week it worked fine. This was 2 years ago, and it's still working smoothly.