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#50 of 432 abc4
Oct 31, 1998 (3:24 am)
We own a 1993 Ford Escort LX wagon. We bought It new. It has been very reliable. It has always started during our cold New England winters and is a very versitle little wagon. I agree with Mckee4 about the idea of the Escort having AWD like the Subuarus. Maybe the new Focus will have that as an option. Has anybody heard any news about Ford putting AWD on their cars? Thanks.
Nov 02, 1998 (4:05 am)
Im starting the process of replacing my 96 Escort
Wagon because of collision damage.
What other wagons are comparable in
terms of size , performance , safety and price ?
Would appreciate inputs.
Nov 06, 1998 (3:41 am)
If you were happy with you 96 Escort wagon, how about a 98-99 Escort wagon. Pretty good review in the Sept. '97 Consumer Reports. Let me know if you can't find it at your local public library, I'll mail you a photocopy (RDeschenerecorder.ca).
The review is for the 1997 redesign which, by the way, has a more powerful engine so performance should be improved. From everything I've heard so far, though, fuel economy is still quite good.
The 1999 Suzuki Esteem might be worth a look, as it's engine has been upgraded. I haven't spoken to any recent Hyundai owners, but I do recall the Hyundai Pony being abysmal!
Jan 06, 1999 (7:25 am)
I work as a courier and have driven many Ford Escorts over 100K miles, Im curently driving a 98 with 35 k on it. We have a 97 Model at work that allready has 98K on it. The 97 and newer Escorts are much improved. The power now is almost adequite the previous models where real lacking in this area. The build quality is noticeably improved. The ride and handling has also improved. No real major complaints from Co workers. I think Ford did a good job on Re Engineering from the previous model. These cars are a pretty good value for the money. If your lookin for a low priced economy car.
#54 of 432 94 Escort Wagon report
Feb 12, 1999 (4:24 pm)
I've had my 94 wagon for five years now. Just went over 70,000 miles, and so far no major problems at all. Seems that the auto transmission may need some attention, as it doesn't like to stay in overdrive during even modest acceleration at 40+ mph, and constantly downshifts. But otherwise, it's been a really good commuter car, and I it's been great for trips to Home Depot hauling 8 foot lumber, mattresses, top soil and mulch.
#55 of 432 todd
Mar 16, 1999 (1:40 am)
I have am interested in purchasing an Escort SE wagon, and have been offered CAN $16K (around US $10,400) from the dealer (subject to negotitiation, of course). It's loaded with all the options (not that I wanted them, it just happens to have them) and is a new 1998 model. What's a fair price for this car? Are there any significant differences between the 99 and 98 models that should incline me to one or the other? Many thanks.
Mar 21, 1999 (11:59 pm)
I am thinking of purchasing a 1997 LX wagon from a NC dealer does anyone have comments a regards potential problems with this design?
Is the 2.0 l engine up to it when coupled with 4 speed Auto transmission?
All comments welcome.
#57 of 432 brown
May 01, 1999 (2:15 am)
I will be buying a small wagon soon. Toyota and Honda no longer make wagons, and I really don't want to spend $14,000 for a used one with 40,000 miles on it. I looked at a Escort wagon today. It is a good price ($11,700). I have been used to a Sable wagon (1989). I love the ride, but I no longer need that big of a car. My family is giving me a hard time because it is American, and if you compare the reliability of the Sable to our Toyota, the Toyota wins hands down. I have heard good things about the Subaru wagons, but they are too expensive. The big drawback of the Escort wagon is the back seat. I am a heavy person, and I could not use the back seat seat belts, but I will be driving and the front seat belts are fine. The only people in the back seat will be my teenagers. Any reassuring owners of a "99 Escort out there?
May 01, 1999 (3:40 am)
Brown: Where did you look at the 98 Escort for 11,700? We test drove one today and the cost came to 11,716. I have been trying to find out if this is a good deal and it seems to be. Is your price the lowest the dealer will go? The one we drove was loaded and it was nice. THought it was a good deal and came close to buying it then, but wanted tor research a little more. Now I am wondering about the 99 Escort.
#59 of 432 brown
May 01, 1999 (5:56 am)
I forgot to mention the features. Most of the power items are standard, power windows, power door locks, air conditioning, assisted brakes and steering. No ABS, but I got one of my favorite little items, power side view mirrors.