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2002 Ford Escort Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.0
2 Reviews
Overall
4.0
Value
3.5
Performance
3.0
Style
3.5
Comfort
2.5
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.5

2002 Ford Escort Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2002 Ford Escort - The car is cheap but reliable and easy to fix.

Kimberly
Green, Ohio
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
2.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
The engine will last a long time if taken care of properly. The car only uses about 25 mpg on regular roads. The car is fairly quiet. The parts are cheap and can be fixed easily with parts from the junk yard. The car doesn't break down often. They only cost two grand used with fairly low miles on them. The car does however vibrate heavily on idle and does not handle too well in the snow. If the car were to break down, the vehicle is light enough that one could move it without too much difficulty. The wheels are very simple to take off when jacked properly off the ground. However, the oil filter can be in a difficult place to change when you need to do it. I like how the trunk compartment can fold down into the back to give you extra room for transporting. On the automatic transmissions... (more)
Pros
It is cheap, reliable, and doesn't use too much gasoline.
Cons
It doesn't have a smooth ride, and they can idle roughly. The automatic transmissions may die too early.

2002 Ford Escort - It's satisfactory.

Escort Owner
Abilene, Texas
Overall
4.0
Value
3.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
It's 17 years old now and still running. No big issues; haven't had problems with the engine or transmission or anything. It shakes quite a bit when idle, which causes the steering wheel to vibrate and lots or rattling noises. It's got decent fuel efficiency. It doesn't do great on steep hills; though, I'm in Texas so that doesn't really make a difference. The AC went out, but that was my fault for not adding Freon when I should have. I've used it to move between apartments several times, so it's got pretty good storage capacity. Given how old it is, some issues are to be expected. It keeps starting and running month after month, so it's reliable.
Story
I once misjudged how much stuff I had in my apartment before a move. I moved a load to my new apartment before the lease was up just in case. However, I still had to load it down, wall to wall, get move the rest of my things. The car was really low because one of those things was a 40 pound marble table. It still managed to drive 150 miles without issue.
Pros
Decent fuel efficiency and reliability.
Cons
Started shaking as it got older and no mechanic could ever figure out why.

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