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#128 of 432 Think Twice on the Escort
Apr 02, 2000 (8:05 am)
My sister has a 1995 Escort wagon that she has put more money into than she should have. I think part of it was her fault for not sticking to the maintenance schedule recommended by Ford. However, she had trouble with things that I never had trouble with on my 1989 Ford Tempo even when it was out of warranty. Most of the problems have been major engine ones like transmission, belts, hoses, alternator, starter, etc. It runs but she wants to get something else that is more reliable.
Apr 02, 2000 (2:27 pm)
Last week I bought a 96 escort wagon, 5 spd.,with 68k, for $4500. NADA blue book priced it at over $4600. I hope this will help. Keep in touch!
#130 of 432 stalling whle in stop and go traffic
Apr 02, 2000 (7:15 pm)
I bought a '99 Escort wagon new last April. I have always had to rev the engine to keep the idle high enough when at a stop. The engine will sometimes stall when I am waiting my turn at on onramp, or in line at a drive thru, and sometimes when I am backing out of a parking place. I notice this happens more when I am on an incline. I mentioned this when I took the car in for the 5000 mile checkup, but nothing was done. When I took it in for the 10,000 check, I took the service manager out for a ride, but of course, it didn't stall. He did notice the idle was a bit low, but he says this is set at the factory now. The problem still exists. Has anyone else had this problem? I have never had this problem with the other stick shifts I have driven, so I know the problem lies with the car. I will be taking the car in for the 15,000 mile check in a couple months, and I want this thing cleared up. Can anyone help?
Apr 03, 2000 (3:17 am)
Has anyone had an aftermarket sunroof put in
their s/w? My wife had an aftermarket unit put
in her civic and has had no probs. I'm
wondering if anyone has had any experience w/
these. I need as much sun as I can get up here
in the Northeast.
#132 of 432 thanx for the advise
Apr 06, 2000 (6:19 am)
thanks for the feedback on the purchase of the 95 escort wagon.I still haven't decided,I think it has too many miles.Although I have had some good comments on the wagon.
#133 of 432 My 94' Tracer Wagon
Apr 11, 2000 (3:51 pm)
I have a 94' Tracer station wagon that I have owned since new. It has 106,000 miles on it and I have had not a bit over trouble until it hit 100,000 miles. My mechanic was baffled by this problem: my #4 cylinder blew and the head needed to be replaced, plus the pistons went bad and needed to be replaced. It cost $825 to fix and that is the only major work ever needing to be done in 5 1/2 yrs. Once, at like 45,000 miles, the motor mounts shifted but that was fixed under warranty. We had maintained it really well, so that could be why we have had no problems. This piston/head problem was really strange, my mechanic said. The pistons, he said, is a common problem with these cars, but i don't know about that. It does make an odd ticking sound, but all the ones, new and old, make the same exact sound. This car has done good by me but it's time to get a minivan. I have decided on the Nissan Quest because the Windstar sounds like a real nightmare. I am trading in my wagon for about $2,000. Only complaint I have about the wagon is that with the 1.9 engine, it is really slow.
Apr 11, 2000 (3:51 pm)
My 94 Tracer wagon (see above post) stalled in park and in park while idling. My problem was the idle motor. Once that was replaced, and the O2 sensor, all was well. Check that out, hope this helps. : )
#135 of 432 99 Ford escort horror story
Apr 15, 2000 (4:46 am)
I bought my 99 Escort wagon in Sept of 99. In october of 99 is when my car started having problems. The thermostat wasnt working....In other words...I had no Heat. To make a long story short, my car has been in the shop 7 times, has recieved 7 thermostats, 1 brand new engine, and a new air conditioning compressor. Can Everyone say LEMON??????I have drivin a ford taurus more times than I have driven my ford escort, (loaner cars).
It is just recently (this week) that Ford has finally decieded to buy back my car and let me pick a new one. I have decieded to pick a 2000 Focus since ford doesnt make escort wagons anymore. Not only has It been an inconvenience, but now its costing me an extra 1000.00 to upgrade. The lemon law in New Jersey is 3 times fixing the problem or 18000 miles or 2 years, which ever comes first. So if you are having problems with ford, dont wait 7 months like I did, fight after the third time and Ford will eventually cave in. Im very upset because this is my 4th escort and I have never had any problems. I guess this has made up for all the other cars.
#136 of 432 escort wagon roof rack
Apr 17, 2000 (4:46 pm)
I am considering purchasing a 1997 Ford Escort Wagon. It is a 5 speed with 26,509 miles on it. The only thing I don't like is that it was a fairly base model when new so it has no roof rack. Does anyone know if I could get one put on it and if so for how much? Thanks
#137 of 432 smell from a/c vent
Apr 17, 2000 (7:37 pm)
In mar 99, I bought an escort wagon, 1999/ll864 miles. thought it was a good buy, fought with the dealer and ford for a year, On Mar 9 ,2000, it was declared a lemon & b ought back by ford, had to repay me all moneys & money I had paid loan co. just a bad smell from a/c vents. NOT!!