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#263 of 432 Hi Folks- Ford Escort History
Feb 22, 2002 (7:36 am)
It was once dubbed Ford's "World Car" but now it's part of world history. Gone but not forgotten, read about how this nameplate carried the Ford compact car banner for 20 years only to be replaced by that cross-pond rival, the Focus.
Here's the full story from Edmunds' Generations section: A Ford Escort/Mercury Tracer History, by John DiPietro. Let us know what you think.
A 1991 Ford Escort Wagon (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company)
Thanks for your comments.
Hatchbacks & Station Wagons Boards
#266 of 432 Considering to buy
Mar 21, 2002 (1:01 pm)
My wife and I are considering purchasing an escort wagon 1997-1999 model. I am a Hyundai Elantra '93 owner for the past two years, but need a more reliable car and don't feel like taking out a loan to buy a decent car. We plan to have a baby soon, thus the wagon. What do you people think? Here in Upstate New York, I am hoping to spend around $5000 on this. Though it is hard to find a good dealer here (they are pretty overcharging). If you know somebody who wants to sale his/her vehicle around let me know (do not trade in; they pay you less). Any feedback will be appreciated.
#267 of 432 94 Escort LX Wagon - electrical problem
Apr 29, 2002 (11:45 pm)
My girlfriend bought a used 94 Escort Wagon in October 2001. She has been experiencing a weird problem where she turns off the headlights, and removes the key, then when she closes the tailgate the parking lights come back on. Occasionally they come on immediately after closing the hatch, sometimes they won't but when she checks the car later they are on. It is impossible to turn the lights off by the switch, you must open/close the hatch a few times to get them to turn off.
We took the car to the local dealer, couldn't find anything. He said that Ford Rangers had a similar problem and that changing the headlight assembly did the trick (but is a costly part). Any ideas???
#268 of 432 wonderful machine
May 03, 2002 (7:44 am)
2 years ago I bought a '95 5 speed Escort wagon from a local dealer here in mid Wisconsin. It had 107K miles on it and I paid $3400. It now has 152K on it , has not even hiccupped in the past 2 years. I love it. The same dealership has a '99 Escort wagon for $3900 and if I had money to throw I'd buy it just to have for a second car when my '95 decides to tank. A truly reliable car.
May 03, 2002 (7:53 am)
Shazammer here. On a recent trip to COlorado I also averaged between 36-38 miles per gallon. Let those SUV owners cry at the pump.
#270 of 432 Check Engine Light
Jun 07, 2002 (12:52 pm)
I have a 1995 Escort Wagon - 4spd auto.. I am having a similar problem as message #262. The check engine light will go on and off sporadically. Does anyone have any ideas of what could be causing the problem?
#271 of 432 Hi francodm-
Jun 08, 2002 (5:42 pm)
Here's a direct link to Edmunds' Maintenance Guide where you can look up any TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) and/or recalls for your 95 Escort.
For more expedient feedback, you may also want to copy/paste your question on our Maintenance & Repair board. Good luck and please keep us posted on your situation.
Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
Jun 10, 2002 (6:15 am)
I have a '95 escort wagon with auto transmission. It hash 141,000 miles on it and am deciding whether to enter the auto market again or try to get another year or two out of my escort. I have previously replaced its radiator, timing belt, thermostat, rear springs, and rear struts. I should replace the rear break pads in the near future. It is a little dinged up but has no rust. I have used only mobile 1 in it since its break in and have changed oil/filter every 5000 miles. The car owes me nothing. Any advice from long time escort owners will be appreciated.