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#89 of 432 I've driven two wagons........
Aug 28, 1999 (1:59 am)
a 1962 Rambler station wagon with the flat-6 and pushbutton automatic transmission, and a 1982 Nissan Sentra wagon. I now own a 1997 Escort 4 door LX. I've driven earlier Escorts (primarily from a car rental place in cities on business), and I've got to say that I thought they were rather asthmatic cars. In many instances the car couldn't even get out of it's own way. When I was considering a new car back in '97, I hadn't even thought of an Escort until I read the review in Edmund's and saw the dealers were offering rebates. What I didn't know until I got to the dealer was that the engine was now a Mazda 2.0 litre with split-port fuel injection. Peppy performance, decent handling, but a bit disappointing in the gas mileage I think. The wagon must be equally as good, although I would think the handling characteristics might be slightly different. I do like the car. Too bad they discontinue the model in favor of the Ford Focus in 2000 or 2001.
Aug 28, 1999 (2:48 am)
Bought a new 99 wagon se with only 7 miles on it.
Now have over 400 but was getting an oily fume smell out of vents. This smell only happened after car was warmed up and only when coming to a stop after driving. Dealer did a TSB with a deoderize a/c plenum. Still getting a slight smell but not as bad. Called dealer and he said need to drive a couple of weeks for deoderizer to work through ducts but may need to bring back in to do it again. Seems strange that smell only comes after coming to a stop. Anyone else have this type of problem and what was solution?
Aug 30, 1999 (2:48 am)
I have a 1993 Escort wagon with 78,000 miles on it. It has been a really good car but in the last 3 months the check engine light has been coming on once in a while. The car seems to run fine and if I turn the car off if I am stopped and turn it back on the light stays off. I think it might just be a bad sensor but I was wondering if this happened to anybody else? Thanks
#92 of 432 I have a similar problem with air bag light.
Aug 30, 1999 (7:18 pm)
I have 44,000 on my '97 Escort, and about a month ago I started the car on my way home from work that evening. My airbag light started blinking. Then I noticed it was blinking out a pattern. 3-5-6. It would blink 3 times then stop, blink 5 times then stop, blink 6 times then stop. Then the whole process would repeat itself...3 break 5 break 6. Obviously that means something, but calling the dealer and speaking with their mechanics was fruitless. When I turned off the car at home (after 25 anxious minutes on the road), and then restarted it again, the blinking stopped. Personally, if the bag won't deploy in an accident, that's alright by me. I have this thing about stuff exploding in my face, anyway...no matter how good the intentions are behind it.
#93 of 432 CLASSIC1
Sep 01, 1999 (1:57 am)
Thanks for the reply, I guess if my engine still works and your airbag is still intact things can't be that bad.
Sep 04, 1999 (2:05 am)
Hello! I bought '95 Escort week ago. I like this car. I am beginner in cars and I would like to ask experts. Yesterday I saw a puddle of liquid near the front right wheel. The liquid looked like water, but I am not sure. I have not found where it dropped from. I mean I didn't find the leak device. Before it the car was located a couple of hours on the sun and then I returned I turned on the air-conditioner on full power. Maybe it was condensate? Thank you in advance.
Sep 07, 1999 (9:43 pm)
Can anyone tell me what a fair price would be for a 98 Escort wagon with 12,000 miles on it. The only options on the car are an automatic tranny and a/c. I was planning on starting with an offer of 7500.00. From reading all the responses the resale does not seem to be very high.
#96 of 432 puddle
Sep 10, 1999 (3:42 pm)
I think that puddle is from the air conditioner, that happens to our 97 Mercury Villager and 93 Ford Escort Wagon.
#97 of 432 vitalich's puddle
Sep 10, 1999 (10:07 pm)
Yes indeed - no worry - the puddle you see after using the air conditioner is the condensate (water) from your air conditioner.
#98 of 432 several questions
Sep 17, 1999 (7:16 am)
1. When is the time frame for this new Ford Focus? Is demand expected to drive up its price? Will it help drop the price of leftover '99 Escorts? Should I wait?
2. It looks like I have narrowed my search to the Subaru Legacy, Subaru Impreza and the Escort/Focus. I don't care about performance too much. I just want minimal hassle, minimal noise and a little cargo space. Comments?
3. Does anyone know how long the cargo area is from the rear hatch to the backs of the from seats (I need at least 56 inches)? Do the rear seats go down separately?