Fort Wayne, IN Ford Escort Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
Overall
3.8
Value
3.9
Performance
3.3
Style
3.3
Comfort
3.5
Fuel Economy
4.2
Reliability
4.2
Top Dealers In Fort Wayne, IN
  1. D Patrick Northside Body And Glass Evansville
  2. Kelley Automotive Group Fort Wayne

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1997 Ford Escort - Reliable car with great gas mileage, vintage look, and family friendly.

Krista
Evansville, Indiana
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
2.0
Style
2.0
Comfort
2.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
My vehicle is a second hand, white station wagon. I like the wagon look and feel. It captures the essence of the vintage era of family road trips. The functional quality of the car is above average, although cosmetically it is a beater. The car transmission is a five-speed manual, which gives great control to acceleration and tends to provide exceptional gas mileage, even for the vehicle's age. It has around a 12-gallon gas tank, which is inexpensive to fill up. On one tank of gas, I can make two 140-mile round trips and drive daily 10 to 12 miles. I typically only fill my gas tank twice a month, which is excellent in today's economy.
Story
I live in a small city and really like to cruise the country. This car has tons of windows, which means there is plenty of room to look at beautiful scenery! My favorite memory is turning my son's car seat to forward facing and listening to his reaction to all the new things he could see! We went for a scenic drive, and he loved looking out at the beautiful fall leaves.
Pros
This vehicle performs well all around. It gets great gas mileage, has ample storage space, and a stock roof rack. With four doors and a hatch style trunk, it is easy to get in and out of the car. Additional benefits are the inexpensive maintenance and repair costs. This car is budget friendly, especially if you can do some of the work yourself. This car can almost double as a truck for hauling small pieces of furniture. I have successfully stowed a three-door dresser, full-sized desk, and chairs on separate occasions. Laying down the bench seat extends the practicality of this car.
Cons
This car has a bench seat without headrests. This is a safety concern for adult and older children passengers that ride in the back seat. There is a leak in the hatchback that causes the trunk area to flood during heavy rain. The car sits low, so driving at night is difficult due to the glare of oncoming headlights. Taller individuals would not fit comfortably as there is low clearance for head space.

1998 Ford Escort - I love this car

AP
Koontz Lake, Indiana
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
3.0
Style
2.0
Comfort
2.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
This is my 2nd car. I have owned it since 2003 and it is still my primary driver. I got it used from my grandmother who was the only owner. I have only had a few minor problems over the years and now am well over 200,000 miles. I plan on keeping my little go running for years to come. The best part of the car is the gas mileage. As a busy mom I spend a ton of time running around. The controls are all basic so no need for changing electrical parts over time. The only bad thing about this car is the fact the suspension needs work on a regular basis.
Story
I had to pack in 5 bales of hay once when my truck broke down. We got 4 inside with the seats folded down and one tied to the roof rack. I was the talk of the small town and got a good laugh out of it.
Pros
Gas Mileage and the turning range
Cons
Bumpy ride

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2001 Ford Escort - Kelley Automotive Group Fort Wayne

AM
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Overall
4.0
Facility
4.0
Process
4.0
Quality
4.0
Service
4.0
They seemed really knowledgeable and weren't too pushy.

2005 Ford Focus - D Patrick Northside Body And Glass Evansville

Johnny
Darmstadt, Indiana
Overall
5.0
Facility
3.0
Process
4.0
Quality
5.0
Service
5.0
The dealership has always treated my family well and they were able to help me out when I wanted to trade in my 2002 Dodge Stratus. There were able to give me a fair deal when it came my trade. My Stratus had 100,000 miles on it and I was still able to get my Focus for 7500 OTD!! with only 30,000 miles on it! Best dealership in town! Thanks!