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Ford Escort, Wagon
Jun 13, 1999 (1:23 am)
I wanted to add this to the list. I do a paper delivery route, and deliver 1200 papers every monday night in a rural area of paved and gravel roads. I have been doing these routes since 1986. During this time I have used a 1983 and a 1985 escort wagon, they were darn good cars and held up very well with some maintence of course, but I sure Ford didn't make them for this harsh punishment. We own a 1997 escort now and are very happy with it, a water pump and a squeaky seat both covered under warranty have been the only problems.
Jun 14, 1999 (2:28 pm)
I bought and 1991 escort wagon last october, it now has 40,000 kilometers on it. My gas consumption seems to be high (11 k per litre). Has anyone else had this problem. I have had a tune up, nothing to be found, and ideas?
Jun 16, 1999 (2:28 am)
I bought a used 91 escort wagon at an auction. Other than a timing belt that went out on me in the middle of a lonely stretch in WV and the loss of air conditioning gas, I have had great milage and use of it. It now has 102,000 and I am looking at at new 98 at 12075 and new 99 at 15500. My major question is has Ford fixed the leaking air conditioner system on the escort???
#70 of 432 Need some assistance
Jun 29, 1999 (5:44 am)
My wife and I are considering purchasing a 97 escort wagon. It has 68K, and I was wondering if anyone knew the correct mileage to change the timing belt and the other accessory belts. This information will help in my price negotiations.
#71 of 432 Canadian invoices - still a mystery except..
Jul 01, 1999 (4:14 am)
I hear you Brad. We used the APA for our 98 Acura 1.6EL, but even with their so called consumer protection, they still try to make a buck. The problem with them is: they don't know the difference between dealer cost and invoice, deny the existence of a holdback, and can't tell you whether the prep charge is bogus or not. Why would transport&prep be MSRP$850, when we negotiated down to $668? It makes you wonder.
The APA's broker also sent us to a crooked dealer whose sales manager and owner played games. (Luciani Acura on Jean Talon West in Montreal,QC) The salesman had one of those cheesy Time-Life pocket calculators and seemed troubled to explain financing options, let alone the merits of the car. He wrote down a figure on a notepad and implied "take it or leave it." And the dealership owner...oh my god she was such a witch! She refused to let us drive on the highway for fear that it would add too many miles to her "brand new" demo. Isn't a demo supposed to be used for customer test drives?? Anyway we left disgusted.
Why does the APA do business with these guys?
Instead, we used the invoice list to shop around and struck a fair deal elsewhere.
Your question: why are invoice prices so secretive here? Simple answer: they're out to screw the consumer.
Sorry that I couldn't help you, that's enough ranting for now.
#72 of 432 fordriven
Jul 07, 1999 (5:33 pm)
does anyone know why a '95 escort wagon would
loose the cam shaft pulley?
#73 of 432 fordriven
Jul 07, 1999 (5:51 pm)
my friend has a '94 escort wagon has anyone had
the following problem. Head bold driver's side
front rusting thru ?
#74 of 432 New owner here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 08, 1999 (7:24 pm)
I just bought a 98 escort wagon...
I loves it!!!
Anything I should worry about?
#75 of 432 brown
Jul 18, 1999 (5:33 pm)
I am checking back in to this discussion after driving my new Escort wagon for 3 months. With just over 3000 miles, there are 2 things the dealer will have to check when I take it in for service.
1) The car stalls sometimes when I am stuck in stop and go driving. It also happens at other times, but not consistently. At first I thought I had to get used to the clutch, but I now know the problem is not me.
2) The power window on the driver side goes all the way down with one touch, it should go only a short distance unless I hold the button down.
I also have a question, when I have the airflow on vent, I get outside air, but if I point the dial and the face and foot symbol, it is cold air, like it is when the air conditioner on. This I don't mind when the weather is 100 degrees (like it has been in LA), but is this normal?
Any '99 owners experiencing this?
#76 of 432 thespywhogaggedme
Jul 20, 1999 (1:10 am)
I am looking at buying a new 99 escort wagon in the next 2 weeks. I saw a couple minor issues mentioned here. Is there anything else to know about? Anyone buy a '99 when they first came out and have had a good experience since then?
The wife and I have a 94 Escort LX 4-door sedan and we loves it!!
We are keeping the '94 so we will happily have 2 Fords. '94 seems to be a good year for that car.
I hope '99 (wagon)is as reliable.