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Crash Review
By KarenRottie on 05/20/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort SE 4dr Wagon


Review

I was involved in a 60 mph crash and the design of this vehicle saved my life! While the car was totalled in the accident, I walked away with only some serious bruises.
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1998 Ford Escort Sedan
By Christina Williams on 05/10/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe


Review

Reliable. Good gas mileage. Dependable. Great trunk space.
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GREAT CAR
By fromthetown on 03/13/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe


Review

My experience has been great with my ZX2. It is fun car to drive and gets great mileage. I have put very little money into the car except for regular oil changes and a K&N Air Filter. My only complaint is the spongy feeling brake pedal. Besides this the car is awesome. I would recomend this car to anyone, but especially to any college student who needs reliable transportation like me.
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the perfect first car...
By CodyB on 03/05/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe


Review

I love my car!!! I bought one as my first car last year, and it's great. It's great to find the S curves on back roads and fly by my friend with a civic. The only reason I only put a 9 for performance is because it doesnt really compare to my dad's nissan 300ZX, but it's still a peppy little sports car and I love it.
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Best car ever owned
By Horst Odparlik on 02/16/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort SE 4dr Sedan


Review

This has been a tremendously reliable vehicle. I would have bought 10 of them if I had known what little this car would have cost me over the course of these 4+ years.
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Not a fun to drive, but it never dies
By likesoccer on 02/05/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort LX 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought my Escort because it is what I could afford at that time. It had only 20K and looks almost new. I have been driving this car on daily basis for 2 years and put 30k on it. Escort is a plain, compact, low-priced seden. There is really not much fun to drive it. The engine, transmission and brake system works fine for commuting daily, but performance is mediocre. Overall it is a reliabe car and gives me great gas mileage (~28 city and ~36 highway). I have never had any problem with its mechanical quality, even after one collision and one weather disaster. I changes the oil regularly at local Ford dealership. A great car for daily life!
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After nearly 5 years, it's been great!!
By wje on 02/02/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe


Review

I purchased my '98 ZX2 Sport brand new. After nearly 5 years, I've put 40K miles on it. I'm using Mobil1 sythetic oil in my car. It's never been in the shop for a repair. Sadly, my daughter is now 9-years-old and I need to spring for a 4-door car, so I've got to sell my ZX2 :( The car has been a fun car and my red paint shines as good as (or better) than the day I purchased it due to my extensive upkeep on the car. I'm not young - nearly 40, but this has been a fun car to drive.
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Watch out Ferrari!
By Jeffro on 12/15/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort SE 4dr Sedan


Review

Overall, the car has been great since day one. Put more than 35k in one year and it just won't die!
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Great Car for the money
By langevette on 11/11/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe


Review

I bought this car for college transportation. and it is great! I now have over 72000 and still runs great. I bought it with trans. problems and fought the dealer till he rebuilt if for free. ($1500 worth) Gas milage in the mid 30s, but I drive hard.
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good car
By probe user on 10/10/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe


Review

this was my first car, it was a good car until i totaled it. oops. Never gave me any problems the 3 years i had it. good car
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