24 reviews
1997 Ford Escort
1997 Ford Escort
Available Price Range $316-$4,584 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 32 SeatsN/A

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My first stint behind the wheel of a Ford Escort was not pleasant. It was 1983 or thereabouts, several years before I became an automotive writer, and the Escort in question was a Hertz rental in Los Angeles. The car was awful. Even allowing for the suspect nature of it being a rental, it was wretched, it shook, it rattled, it stalled out at stop lights. I was so disgusted I took it back to ... Read full review for the 1997 Ford Escort

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by car_fan7 from Chicago, IL on December 28, 2010

This is a good starter car, i learned how to drive with the Ford Escort. ~Good gas mileage ~Compact ( so it's easy to park) ~Very reliable ~Good acceleration ~Easy to handle ~Easy maintenance (parts a... Read Full Review


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