hey everyone, jonathan here from NY, just got my 1996 Escort LX coupe 1.9L with 94k miles in the beginning of june and just found this site today! I've gotta say it looks like a great site and have already browsed many topics and im sure ill be back to check it out some more soon. Like i said, got my escort back in June from a private owner and have had to put some work into it but love the car! Replaced many parts already, just a quick rundown: replaced resonator, new muffler, tailpipe...replaced drivers front tie rod...had to have the trans taken apart to fix crack freeze plug (coolant was leaking badly), and had a new radiator put in as well since it was leaking a small amount too. Now the car is back to running perfectly. A/c works great, only thing i gotta do soon is get a tune up seeing i dont know when the last one was done, but the car overall looks like it has been taken care of very well (last owner was an older woman who im guessing didnt abuse it too much)...thanks to all for having such a great site availalbe!!!