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1998 Ford Escort

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 810 Ratings for the 1997 - 2002 models.

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  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.4/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    7.7/10
    Styling
    7.8/10
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Gets you from A to B

By on Thursday, March 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,034

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Easy handling, lots of space, reliable, good mpg"

Cons: "wagon opening and closing wears out wires"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I have had this car for a couple of months, great for carrying friends and cargo. Had to do a little work on the electrical but hey, it's a 16 year old car what do you expect? Good for getting you there reliably."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Awesome Car!

By on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "RELIABLE"

Cons: "Air conditioning went out"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"My father bought this car in 2003 used with less than 20,000 miles. He handed it over to me in 2010. For his job, he drove the Escort all over the country. I now drive it to work that is 20 miles away. The car is currently up to 155,000 miles and I honestly feel that this car could last 50,000 more. In the history of the car, there have never been any mechanical issues. This car is extremely reliable. Low maintenance, handles well in the elements, and is safe. The car has been through 3 accidents and still runs like a champ and can handle any beating you put upon it. It's not fancy, it's just a car, but it gets the job done, and can perform that job for years to come."

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

BEST VEHICLE I HAVE EVER OWNED, STILL LOVE IT!

By on Thursday, January 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive"

Cons: "nothing"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"WOULD KEEP THIS VEHICLE IF ESTHICALLY IT WAS IN GREAT CONDITION. I HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING GO WRONG WITH THIS VEHICLE IN 16 YEARS. I HAVE RELIGIOUSLY DONE THE RECOMMENDED GENERAL MAINTENANCE. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN OIL LEAKS AND HAS ALLOWS RUN EXCELLENT, EVEN TO DATE. UNBELIEVABLE THAT THE ENGINE IS IN SUCH GREAT SHAPE WITH LOW MILES BUT IT NEEDS NEW DECORATING, SO TO SPEAK. WISH THEY WERE STILL MAKING THIS MODEL BECAUSE I WOULD DEFINITELY BUY ANOTHER ONE!"

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Needs repairs

By on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

I want this car

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Reliable and good for small city driving."

Cons: "No 5th gear and leaky power steering pump"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Power steering pump leaks 5th gear is out, but can be replaced without having to put in new transmission, I took car to a transmission specialist and it can be replaced for $400.00 I drive it now and would like to buy it, but I have to pay for the repairs. I wrote down wrong mileage, it has 123,521 miles. I bought new front tires but it need rear tires. Need a fair price to give to owner so he can decide what he wants to sell to me for."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Good car.

By on Sunday, January 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Reliable"

Cons: "12 years old"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Good reliable car, pretty good condition for that year."

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