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1999 Ford Escort

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 24/Hwy 34/Comb 28 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1999 Ford Escort Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 816 Ratings for the 1997 - 2002 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.4/10
    Quality
    8.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.4/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    7.7/10
    Styling
    7.8/10

Great little car.

By on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

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: "Great for second car."

Cons: "Doesn't have a lot of toys on it. Pretty basic."

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

"I've had this car for 18 years and it still runs great. It had a better pick-up, better a/c, and $8000 cheaper than my wife's 1999 Honda Civic in which we got rid of in 2002 because of problems. Paid $10,000 for it in 1997 and have really saved money on it."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

I've enjoyed this car - no longer needed

By on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 192,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Cup holder too close to shift control arm."

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

"In the 3 years owned, the only repairs needed were brakes, rt control arm and sway bar bushings - all done this year. Runs great."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Don't get an automatic!

By on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Trunk space; sporty drive; reliable engine"

Cons: "Flaky Auto transmission; rusty rocker panels"

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

"I've had 2 of these: a Manual and an automatic. The Automatic transmission control wires were insulated with a plastic that is not resistant to transmission fluid or heat. The control wires will fail, leading to costly repairs, and to be truthful, more of these cars are in junkyards due to failed Automatic transmissions than wrecks. Most people faced with a $1700 repair bill on a $1500 car will opt to scrap the car. My manual transmission car was in a collision, and I swapped the transmissions out and basically got a brand new car. This is not really economical for most people, but since I had the other car and all the components readily available, it worked for me. The biggest problem aside from the automatic transmission is the ease with which the rocker panels rot out from the inside. Especially in salt-spreading states, there are very few of these with intact panels. Only option is to cut out and weld new - again a high cost-to-value ratio of the repair, as this is typically $800 to fix. This car is a blast to drive, and is very comfortable on the interior. Very roomy for a compact car - I am 6'2" and fit (albeit not comfortably) in the rear seat. The back seats fold down to increase the cargo area, which is already very generous for a compact car."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Terrible every-day Travelling Vehicle...

By on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Spacious, roomy, comfortable seats, and it drives."

Cons: "Almost everything else. Unreliable, and the noises"

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

"I've owned this car now for awhile, and I've got to say that it's actually quite terrible. The road noise is horrific, the rattles, the break-downs, the obnoxious way it steers and handles. BUT that being said, it's spacious and worth every penny I spent on it (being as it was only $700). Can't complain much for a vehicle that has gotten me to work every day. The interior lacks a lot, along with the obnoxious oval and rounded out EVERYTHING. Both the heat and air conditioning pulls power from the engine and it can barely make it up hills. Oh, and the car shakes and rattles going on the freeway. Don't expect a quiet ride... On the bright side, it'll get you to where you'll need to go? That's all that matters, honestly. I've dumped more money into repairs than what the car was worth but it hasn't died at 210,000 miles which is nice."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

A phenomenal car.

By on Sunday, May 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 262,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Mileage, quick start, very reliable"

Cons: "suspensions are a bit bombs"

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

"I got this car when I was in college with about 230,000 miles and 3 years later it has 262,000. I have never taken it to the shop. It never gave me any problems. Great gas mileage, it is very easy and comfortable to maneuver. You feel in control when driving it. It has a quick start. This car is under-priced and for sure it is a lot better than a Toyota Carolla. Carrolla is very awkward to drive in comparison to this Escort."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

great little second car

By on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 64,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "reliable, economic, very good mpg!"

Cons: "a little low for old knees!"

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

"this Escort has been a very reliable piece of transportation, plus it has good styling. Needs repair at this stage but I think it's very worth it. Couldn't get another run-about for $2000!"

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