1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9 from North America
Perfect car for the poor, college student
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.
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