Ford once touted that its Escort diesel achieved better fuel economy than a cc motorcycle. Thus again does the immutable magic of the E30 continue. The cars are typically in the triple digit range which makes this Escort something worth our attention owing to its cheap by anything-other-than-Escort standards price tag. The U. We did get some sporting models - the SS and then the somewhat spiffy GT - but shizzle, when was the last time you actually saw one of those on the road?
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The Ford Escort is a small family car which was manufactured by Ford Europe from to The Ford Escort name was also applied to several different small cars produced in North America by Ford between and In , Ford revived the Escort name for a car based on the second-generation Ford Focus sold on the Chinese market. The first use of the Ford Escort name was for a reduced specification version of the Ford Squire , a s estate car version of the British Ford Anglia E. The car was presented in continental Europe as a product of Ford's European operation.
Sharing its name with the third-generation European Ford Escort , the model line is the first front-wheel drive Ford developed and sold in North America. Overcoming the tarnished reputation for quality and safety established by the fuel tank defect of the Pinto, the Escort became highly successful in the American marketplace. After , the model line became the best-selling car in the United States, a position it held during most of the s.