1998 Ford Escort SE from North America
Wish I'd never went for "practical"!
What hasn't gone wrong is a better question! I have replaced pretty much everything, including the entire engine less than a year after I bought it! Faulty pistons I was told after they blew up inside the cylinders. Nothing but problems; Fuel pump, water pump, computer chips for heating and coolingx2, ball joints x2, tye rods x2. The list goes on until I can type no more!
Although, when it's running, gas is a fair price.. if gas is fair at all thee days!
Not a very comfortable car; seats are quite hard and leg room is limited.
The lighting in the dash is quite dim, although visibility from the windshield is more than adequate.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th July, 2006
I can understand your frustration. I'm having constant problems with my low mileage '89 Chrysler Lebaron convertible that it shouldn't be having. But, I noticed you bought your car with a fair amount of mileage for an economy car and had A LOT of miles on it at the time of your review. You can expect major things to start going wrong on most cars with after 100k miles, with the exception of a select few models. If your original engine and transmission lasted over 200k miles, you should count your blessings! To have to replace the same parts more than once though would annoy the crap out of me as well. My car overheated and left me stranded 4 months ago. Just last week, it overheated and left me stranded again. I can't take this! I'm looking to buy a '97-'02 Escort as a replacement and they're sounding pretty good to me right now.