Im tardy in reporting what I have done with my 2nd gen Escort. Its a 94LX wagon. In late April we drove it 2000 miles from our winter home, in far south TX, up to Alexandria VA, where we spend summers. (south TX is hot in the summer!!) It ran fine for the 5 day drive. We stopped in four places overnight to visit with relatives along the route. I think I got 39 mpg, cruising at between 65-70. I had some times when the car would almost stall after coming off of interstates, because of a very low idle. This only happens after longish drives, where everything under the hood would be fully warmed up. I will be replacing the Idle Air Control Valve, and hope that fixes it. I may also replace the Throttle Position Sensor.