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$3,995 84,066 mi.

1998 Ford Escort SE

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  • Ext. Color: Blue
  • Int. Color: Gray
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Jayware
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(631) 576-4157
5 (16 reviews)
265 mi. from 20147
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500
by Mike Karanasios from Jackson Heights, NY
December 3, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 5 (16 reviews)
Joel, Bill and Steve are the best of the best! Knowledgeable, helpful, and trustworthy. They have great cars and trucks, good prices and excellent service. I'm very lucky to have found them in Car Fax.
Never let me down
February 26, 2019
5
I bought the 1998 Escort SE brand new back in 1998. And from day one I knew it was a wise and sound decision to have been made. It never required much up keep except for the standard oil changes, tune up, tires and brakes. It was not a high thrill car and I did not expect as much when I bought it. I wanted a dependable and reliable car. I was not disappointed. I drove it pretty much everyday both city and highway, a lot of highway driving. Up and down the east coast from North Carolina to Vermont and back multiple times . And the way the car handled in the snow, very nice, sure footed and stable. I owned for 18 years, each day it started up with no problems. I sold it back in 2016 after it had sat untouched for about 5 months with 181,000 miles on it. After that length of time I thought it would not start without a jump, to my high surprise it fired to life as soon as the key was turned. Every electrical part under the hood was original when I sold it, alternator, power steering and even the water pump. The buyer had no concerns buying it from me after a quick test drive. If you take care of this car and do what is needed to maintain it, it will last. If Ford was to ever make another Escort with the same specs and to the same standards it did for the 1998 Escort I would buy one without question.
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$2,495 155,805 mi.

1998 Ford Escort SE

Fair Price
  • Ext. Color: Gold
  • Int. Color: Beige
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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507 Motorsports
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(360) 339-8002
4.3 (8 reviews)
2303 mi. from 20147
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I got a great deal on a used 2005 Pontiac Sunfire.
by Lauren from Dupont, WA
December 3, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.3 (8 reviews)
I bought a used 2005 Pontiac Sunfire two weeks ago from 507 Motorsports. Before I purchased the car, I had it professionally inspected for any issues (I paid $250 at Brown's Auto Care (nearby), to include a compression engine test - engine tests are expensive -- a regular inspection is about $100). The only issue that was found was a leaky oil seal. 507 Motorsports adjusted the price accordingly. One week later, I discovered that my windshield washer fluid dispenser wasn't working due to a huge crack in the reservoir. 507 Motorsports owner, Jason, tried to fix it for me for free with heavy duty epoxy, but there is still a small crack in it. He said that if I bring him a new water reservoir, then he'll fix it for free. I don't think that the car was sold to me with a broken reservoir (I checked it before leaving the lot, and the windshield washer fluid dispenser worked). After I bought the car, several people (snow tire installers, back-up camera installers, Brown's Auto Care - to fix the leaky oil seal) messed around near that area, and perhaps it was accidentally cracked. At any rate, I bought a car in good mechanical condition (the important stuff is working perfectly) with new tires at 507 Motorsports for a really good price, so I'm happy (I discovered that when I had my snow tires installed that my car came with new all-season tires). My recommendation is that if you are serious about buying a car at 507 Motorsports (or any used car dealership that doesn't offer a warranty/guarantee), it's best to pay $100 or so for a semi-thorough inspection at a nearby auto shop, and if something is broken, the dealership will work with you to fix it before you buy it because they want happy customers. Otherwise, go to a place that sells certified, warrantied pre-owned vehicles (you will be paying much, much more for the car than a measly $100 inspection) and buy your car there.
An Oldy but a Goody
by Meghan from Connell, Washington
December 17, 2018
4
The car is an older model so at first I worried that it would not be in great condition. However, despite it's age it seems to be in excellent condition. Both the outside and the inside of the car look to be very well taken care of. The motor also sounds good and all the fluids have been holding up well. I have only had the car for a short time, but so far it has been running very well. I am very pleased.
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1998 Ford Escort LX

  • Ext. Color: Other
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Other / Unknown
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Magic City Chevrolet Buick GMC
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(877) 654-2735
161 mi. from 20147
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One of the most reliable cars I ever ownes
by Joey rice from Escondido
November 27, 2018
5
Good car very has sufficient and reliable !!! This car is great on gas and has never let me down !! I would refer this car to anyone looking for a easy stress free drive steering is really easy and brakes are really good !!
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$995 -- mi.

1998 Ford Escort SE

  • Ext. Color: Red
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Mathews Ford
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(740) 759-0152
4.5 (109 reviews)
271 mi. from 20147
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Looking for a convertible
by JaneRealtor from Zanesville oh
November 6, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.5 (109 reviews)
I didn’t actually go to the dealer. Contacted them in line Dave Terry was so nice even offered to bring car to me! I was impressed.
It's a Ford Escort
by Wildwoodmushroom from Carson, Washington
July 26, 2018
3
It does what it does. It goes where it goes. I enjoy having a car that goes. Blue is my favorite color. This is the 5th Ford vehicle I have owned.
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$4,995 67,580 mi.

1998 Ford Escort SE

Fair Price
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  • Ext. Color: Blue
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Tyrrell Auto Centers
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(307) 459-4511
2.8 (14 reviews)
1444 mi. from 20147
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Awesome service
by John and Jessica Sax from Wiggins, Colorado
November 6, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 2.8 (14 reviews)
Ryan was very communicative and made the process very easy for us. We live 2 hours from Cheyenne in northeastern Colorado, they stayed late for my wife and I to come up after I got off work. They had everything ready for us and it was a quick process, they handled the financing through GM and got us into an awesome 2017 Chevy Cruze. They sent us a little gift basket after the purchase and we just got some service coupons in the mail as well. I plan on making a point to go to Cheyenne and visit them for my oil changes and everything else I need. Would definitely buy from them again!
Nun else like it i had to!!!
by Mr. Allen from Sylvester, GA
May 21, 2018
5
This car started my driving ability watching my mother drive it with grace. I took it upon my 12 year old self to drive it. I was raised by a woman but I’m more than sure I was Built Ford Tough! Thank you Makers for Bringing the world and America a Great Model.
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$2,750 99,016 mi.

1998 Ford Escort SE

  • Ext. Color: Other
  • Int. Color: Gray
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Superior Ford
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(888) 440-6843
4.6 (2117 reviews)
912 mi. from 20147
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A Female's Perspective
by lorrijw from DealerRater.com
December 3, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.6 (2117 reviews)
I recently purchased a 2017 Ford F150 @ Superior Ford and was really impressed with the quality of customer service I received. I had been to several other dealerships in the metro area and after walking out of one because of the misogynistic attitude and heavy sales pitch - I was disheartened and intimidated to go it alone. I am a 50 year old widow and this was to be my first solo vehicle purchase without my husband around. Mind you - I am independent, strong-minded and am quite capable of making my own decisions. But this was a big purchase and I didn't want to be taken advantage of. I found this truck on CarFax and communication began with Oliver, a sales rep at SF. I went in the next day, took it for a spin and had a great conversation with him. He was incredibly honest, thorough and polite (funny as well:) and I never once felt intimidated or pressured. The buying process was smooth and seamless and dare I say fun? The finance guy (Chris?) was helpful, kind and thoughtful as well and the entire process was painless and positive. I drove off the lot feeling confident and proud of my purchase and experience. I would highly recommend this dealership especially if it's your first time buying.
I bought the Escort new
by ChuckH from Rancho Cucamonga CA
November 1, 2017
5
I bought this car new. It was then driven by me, my daughter and my son. It's a basic reliable car. The odometer has 158,000 miles but the engine, water pump and clutch have only 12,000 miles. I was planning on keeping the car longer when I had the remanufactured engine put in, but plans change. It gets 30-40 mpg. I have gotten 40 mpg on drives to San Diego.
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Used
$1,500 142,171 mi.

1998 Ford Escort SE

Great Deal
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  • Ext. Color: Red
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Shifferly Automotive
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(260) 301-3346
413 mi. from 20147
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Didn’t keep it long
by Doc_Scott from Erie, PA
October 21, 2017
3
I bought the Escort because of the value but I only kept it a few years. There was a lot of road noise, wasn’t a smooth ride and not very comfortable.
Used
Not Priced 167,649 mi.

1998 Ford Escort SE

  • Ext. Color: White
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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CarWorld
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(310) 220-4966
3 (4 reviews)
2273 mi. from 20147
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TRUE BELIEVER
by TRUE BELIEVER from LONG BEACH,CA
December 3, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 3 (4 reviews)
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ANYONE WITH BAD CREDIT OR LOW DOWN PAYMENT TO PURCHUSE FROM REPOSSES AUTO SALES IN LAWNDALE,CA.I AM TRUELY SATISFIED WITH MY NEW CAR AND THE STAFF PERFORMANCE.THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Nice car!
by RBReview from
September 16, 2017
5

Car in Great Working Condition

Low Miles - approx. 138850

No mechanical issues. Very dependable, never had any problems
Clean title. Tires in great shape. Cold A/C. Everything works! Paint faded in few areas. Alloy wheels!

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1998 Ford Escort ZX2

  • Ext. Color: Other
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Other / Unknown
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Ray Skillman Buick GMC South
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(317) 427-5093
4.9 (481 reviews)
463 mi. from 20147
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Look forward to have regular service done here
by Timothy Hughes from Indianapolis, IN
November 5, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.9 (481 reviews)
Took Encore in to have squeaking brakes looked at, nothing was found wrong
Great gas mileage
by Bookrunner from Honey Brook, PA
September 8, 2017
5
1998 Ford Escort wagon, 59.000 original miles, 5 speed manual, 4 cylinder. Runs like a top! Sips gas! Surprising get up and go!
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$1,500 88,000 mi.

1998 Ford Escort SE

  • Ext. Color: Black
  • Int. Color: Gray
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Deanna (Private Seller)
2277 mi. from 20147
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Very reliable
July 27, 2017
5
I really love the car. Ive always had escorts. I enjoy driving it. It is a really good if someone is looking for a first car. Very safe.
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Not Priced 109,531 mi.

1998 Ford Escort SE

  • Ext. Color: Blue
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Other / Unknown
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Basswood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
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(256) 273-3240
5 (44 reviews)
555 mi. from 20147
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Service
by Tara from Geraldine Alabama
November 6, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 5 (44 reviews)
Came by to get car serviced.Was highly impressed with knowledge and respect your service gentlemen gave to myself, the co-workers and customers. Matt and Allen were very professional also indulge you with a fun humor to make time pass by. Just cant say enough for there caring and charming ways. I engaged with a lady in waiting area about how I would love to obtain service on a Saturday. I was astonished to acquire the head mechanic Chris were her husband.Also displeased when she replied " He will never work on Saturdays." I get slightly frustrated with this issue .
Very reliable
by Scoducksz from Eugene Oregon
June 8, 2017
4
This was my first car and drove great. Nothing ever went wrong just basic maintenance. Great on gas and VERY RELIABLE. I've had newer and more powerful cars after and regret giving this car away to my sister. It is not the most powerful car but $20 fills up the tank even in today's prices.
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$1,900 114,105 mi.

1998 Ford Escort ZX2

  • Ext. Color: Red
  • Int. Color: Gray
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Austin Direct Auto Sales
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(512) 402-5013
2.3 (62 reviews)
1290 mi. from 20147
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No Hassel Dealership
by Chloe from Austin, TX
November 5, 2018
4 4 4 4 4 2.3 (62 reviews)
They seem to be basically no hassel - I didn't end up buying a car here, however test drove 2 cars here. Looked out on the lot for about 15 minutes before going inside to ask about 2 cars I found online. They gave me the keys straight away, I drove the cars, then came in and asked about getting one of them inspected, he said there someone was waiting to buy it, I figured that was just a sales technique to get me to commit to the car and walked out, but sure enough the car was sold the next day. My bad. They seem to have a good inventory of the price range I was looking for 5-7K. In retrospect, I think I could have used a little more help.
Perfect
by MMS from
July 20, 2015
4
Perfect sport car good price economy and cheap spare parts. normal interior but you can put your own touch and make it looks good
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$749 129,100 mi.

1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot

  • Ext. Color: Red
  • Int. Color: Gray
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Jinlong (Private Seller)
454 mi. from 20147
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I was very disappointed in the cars build quality.
by Davy from Midland, MI
July 19, 2014
3
I bought a new 1998 Ford Escort SE from a local dealership. Their service practices were pretty bad. I had to have 6 fly wheel bolts replaced under warranty at 15,000 miles, due to being installed loose at the factory, and I had to have the rack & pinion replaced at 25,000 miles, due to fluid leakage under warranty. I had 8 car stereos replaced, due to defective tape players under warranty. I had to have 1 rear seat belt replaced, due to being installed incorrectly at the factory. I had an O2 sensor fail at 26,000 miles, and the bumper-to-bumper warranty did not cover it's replacement!. I had to have the leather steering wheel replaced under warranty, due to material flaking/pealing, I also had to have the steering wheel mounted cruise control switches replaced under warranty, due to the fact that they came loose from the steering wheel assembly. The blower motor failed at 62,000 miles. The over all quality of the car was pretty bad. This car is basically a Mazda in a Ford Skin. I still have the car but, if I had know what a headache this car was going to be, I would not have bought it!
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$2,850 153,000 mi.

1998 Ford Escort ZX2

  • Ext. Color: Other
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Five Star Nissan
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(888) 865-1032
4.5 (91 reviews)
565 mi. from 20147
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New car
by Jeffery Lindsey from Dublin Ga
December 3, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.5 (91 reviews)
I’ve bought two cars from Thoma Golphin in and he is my salesman for life. Super great guy!! I purchased a Nissan Sentra the last time I bought and wil probably see him again in a year or so
runs forever cheaply
by smalltown guy from Lebo,Kansas
July 15, 2012
4
I bought this car new in 98 have put one timing belt and two altnators on it other than that just gas,oil,and tires, got over 305,000 miles on it and still get 32 to 35 mpg at 75mph. I drive it about 320 miles a week
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