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I'm looking at 94 lx wagon with 80k miles for $1200.00, it looks clean and well maintained and have all service records. Needs a windshield, and the passenger auto belt does not work. Does this seem like a good deal? I have also heard about these cars dropping valve seats. Is there different heads on the 1.9, or one that is more prone to dropping a valve seat. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I hav'nt heard of a valve seat problem. I disconnected my automatic seat belts before one failed. If you can get the belts retracted in the back position, then just pull the fuse. I'm not sure how your state inspection laws view disconnecting automatic seat belts. I bought my 92 wagon 2 years ago with 82,000 miles for $1800.00 and just turned 115,000 miles. I have cruise control on mine which was a strong selling point for me. See if the automatic transmission oil looks red and not like mud. If it was changed a couple times it should be ok. There are plenty of escorts out there, make sure this is the one you want. Wagons seem to be harder on rear coil springs. No big deal.
 

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are the wagons generally hard on the rear springs? i have a 98 and my rear spring is broke about 2 coils above bottom end.....
good excuse for lowering springs/coil overs i guess...


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I've heard many stories of 1.9's dropping valve seats. If I recall correctly, almost all of them happened when the engine overheated. If the car's been looked after you should have no problems. Spings are also a more common complaint I've heard, but still rare to my knowledge. It's not too bad of a problem to do them yourself. As for automatic seatbelts I see posts on the boards all the time about them. Usually it's the motor or the track that broke. As for how easy it is to fix I can't say, I've got manual belts :wink:

Matt 8)
 

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fixitmattman said:
I've heard many stories of 1.9's dropping valve seats. If I recall correctly, almost all of them happened when the engine overheated.
Mine did not overheat.

And the seat belt thing took me maybe a whole hour to fix, in my case the switch in the door latch was gummed up. I had to remove it, clean it, and then reinstall it. I'm not sure why so many people blame the motor.
 

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-fix the belt thing, $15 at a junkyard, and an hour of your time.
-get the windshiled fixed (same place, diff. price)
-resolve what else you need to be done to the car
-ask for $1000 or $900.
-have a nice day! :)
 
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