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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
125,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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1998 Ford Escort body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 142007

Escort Sport

  • Manual transmission
  • 125,000 miles


This little car runs great! We bought it for our daughter because she loved it, the price was right and it drove like a dream. The one BIG mistake we made was not looking at the body. It looked fine but as time wore on, it was anything but. It began rusting massively under the doors and now has rusted through in those spots and also above the wheel well by the gas fill door! I don't know what to do as it runs great but can't afford to get all the rust fixed. I was hoping there was a recall on this, but don't see one.

- , Chester, VT, USA

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