1995 Ford Escort Reviews - Page 21 of 29

1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carDodge Aries

Summary:

Perfect car for the poor, college student

Faults:

For as many miles that this little beauty has on it, I've had the minimal amount of problems. The tie-rod end had to be replaced somewhere around 105,000 miles. The switch for the four way lights is missing and the horn doesn't work, but that's more due to one of the previous owners, not the car. A friend of mine managed to destroy the automatic seatbelt on the driver's side, which, as a poor college student, I haven't had the money to fix yet.

Currently, it's developed a short somewhere in the electrical system that has been draining the battery whenever it's not being driven. I haven't yet found out where the problem is, but I'm hoping that it isn't something major.

General Comments:

For the way I drive, this little car is perfect for me.

It's quick, with a lot of pep.

It handles sharp turns and winding roads well at high speeds.

It's cute, flashy, with plenty of room for a small sedan.

The gas mileage is excellent.

Plus, it has more pickup and power than most people would think.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2003

1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles

Summary:

Good first or starter car for student

Faults:

The defroster switch went at 78,000 miles.

The serpentine belt needed to be replaced at 77,000 miles.

The tie rod end needed to be replaced at 77,00 miles.

The window crank had to be replaced, along with a new ignition at 79,000 miles.

General Comments:

My ford escort was my first car. I only had it 4 months, because just 3 days ago I was hit in the side by another car.

The escort was totaled, but I would highly recommend this model if you are a first-time buyer.

The seats are comfortable, but the cabin noise is very loud.

I will be replacing the escort with a 1995 Honda Civic 2 door sedan. I will install numerous performance parts into it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2003

12th Mar 2004, 22:05

I just bought a ford escort and it is pretty comfortable.

The performance might not be as great as you said, but it is very reliable.

1995 Ford Escort LX Sport 1.9L EFI from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9L EFI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance139000 miles
Previous carPontiac 6000

Summary:

An eager little car with style

Faults:

Nothing major has happenend.

The speedometer dances a bit above 75.

My shifter boot won't seem to stay on all the way. Oh well.

General Comments:

This car has been great to me.

I've had no mechanical problems with it and have kept up with maintenance intervals. I would really suggest using the Ford Motorcraft plugs in this car.

Even when I've gone past an oil change or tune up, it still just charges on like a champ.

The thing starts right up every time, and it just feels like it loves to go places.

Zipping around windy roads is very fun in this car. It being a 2 door hatch, you can really get a feel for its size and toss it around.

The sport package is cool. I love the alloy wheels and the spoiler.

I would recommend this car to most people. It's great on gas and is fun to drive. I haven't driven the automatic, but the 5 speed manual is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2003

1995 Ford Escort Wagon 1.9 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance212000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

If they made a 2003 I would definitely buy one

Faults:

Timing belt broke 108,000 miles.

Brakes about every 60,000.

Battery, twice.

General Comments:

This is the second escort I've owned, the first got totaled after 108,000.

I have been very pleased with its reliability, and serviceability.

I'm over 6 feet tall and still have plenty of room, leg and headroom.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2003

1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired300 miles
Most recent distance106680 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

Far exceeded the cost

Faults:

My trunk leaked at around 16,000 mile, repaired by dealership with couching.

Radiator started to leak at 80,000 miles, this was repaired at my own cost because it was out of warranty. I feel this is normal ware.

Throughout the life of the car, I replaced the tires and brakes twice. This also seemed to be normal war.

General Comments:

The car had good pick up with the manual transmission.

The only real repairs need to this car where those from general ware and tear. I still had the original muffle on the car at 106,000 miles and six years of use.

This car held up great in a crash that I had with a tractor trailer at 40 mile per hour. I had bumps and bruises. Unfortunately this finally killed my car after some great years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2003

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 100 reviews