Hey Scotty I just bought a 97 ford escort 5 speed stick shift just for a gas saver for back-and-forth to work what’s your opinion on the escorts I only paid 750 bucks for it there’s already 200,000 miles on the car Do you think it’ll have much life left

they are rather cheap cars, don't expect much more out of it really. But you didn't pay much. If engine or tranny goes out, junk it