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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$3,600.00
Average Mileage:
150,422 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new engine (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1998 Ford Escort engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 212011

Escort LS 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,611 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I'll never buy another FORD vehicle in my life! This damn unit has had 2 motor repairs and now it burned the engine control module. I give it adequate maintenance and very little mileage as I work less than a mile away from home. No excuses for such bad performance.

- , Mayaguez, mayaguez, Puerto Rico

problem #1

Aug 192007

(reported on)

Escort LX V4

  • Manual transmission
  • 185,234 miles

I BOUGHT THE CAR FROM A USED DEALERSHIP. THOUGHT I WAS BEING TREATED GOOD. BUT COME TO FIND OUT THAT THEY LIED TO ME FROM THE START. I ONLY DROVE THE CAR FOR 5 MONTHS, THEN MY MOTOR BLEW!!!! LOST COMPRESSION IN VALVE. THIS WAS SUCH A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE, SINCE THIS WAS MY FIRST CAR I'VE EVER BOUGHT. SO IF YOU LIVE IN BREMERTON, WA, DON'T EVER BUY A VEHICLE FROM SHANNONS AUTO SALES!!!! THEY WILL LIE AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU.

- , Bremerton, WA, USA

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