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Zippy
By cb on 05/13/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

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1998 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe

Review

Great car, fun to drive and great on gas. There is a small rattle in the engine that is from a cap that cannot be removed so it hits the hood of the car causing the rattle.I also had to change the front left tie rod on only 33000 miles. Those were the only problems that have arised; Otherwise I have had no other problems with it.
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Good car
By Sis on 02/29/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe

Review

Great car for the most part. Handled well, good in snow, easy to drive, spunky. Repairs over 4 years included new fuel pump, new tie rods three times, one brake job. The last two break downs were almost the end. The CV joint broke, literally, in the middle of the road. No warning that is was bad. That was relatively cheap to repair. But the same week, we had to deal with the engine light on constantly. The code told us something was wrong with the cam shaft. Apparently, this model has the V-tech engine. Cam shaft repairs would be around $800-1000. What to do with trade-in value of $1800 at best? We traded it in and will probably never buy another.
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Fun to Drive Expensive to fix.
By Erinf on 02/02/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe

Review

I bought this car back in 2000, off a lease. Got the extended warranty. Until 60k the car was fine. I had one transmission problem, which the dealership fixed and gave me a rental for a week. At around 60k things got scarey. Repairs in the 2-3k range, all over the place. It like the car had been built to survive just past the warranty then totally fall apart... hondas and toyotas don't do this, why do fords?
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good for the money
By triniman on 01/14/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe

Review

This is a fun little car that is good on gas and cheaper to maintain. problem free if you ask me
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Good Car
By SSOASS on 11/21/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe

Review

Note: My reliability rating are based on my past 99 escort. Good littel car, fun to drive. Interior recalls all the American sports coups of the 1980's, this car doesnt look at all foreign, unlike some newer Fords. Nice pickup, great handling.
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My ZX2 experience
By SarMK on 11/13/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe

Review

I purchased my ZX2 used about a year and a half ago. With the exception of some trouble getting it started on some brutally cold winter days (which was remedied by a coolant flush which was probably due anyway) this car has been very reliable! I even drove it cross-country from NY to AZ and was pleased with the my car's performance. My only complaint- sometimes it gets a little shakey at the higher speeds, but much better than my last escort! Overall rating- an attractive, reliable car that was affordable for a college student even with lots of options.
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ford zx2
By Dashbrdluvr on 10/14/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe

Review

I've had my car for a few months, and i really don't have anything bad to say about it. It has a lot more power than I thought it would have and its performance is exellent.
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Definitely a Great Car
By ZX24ME on 10/01/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe

Review

I have 90000 miles and no major repairs or maintenance issues (5speed Manual). Sporty and stylish with a modest price tag. I bought it at a time when I never imagined I would own an American manufactured vehicle, and voila, I have been duly converted. Cheers to the designers and engineers. Great Car!
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a good car
By rpm2424 on 09/12/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe

Review

150000 and going strong it great!!!
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Peppy
By focusser on 09/06/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe

Review

I was most impressed with the car's solid feel and responsiveness. The car is 5 years old yet responds with real vigor. Had to replace the front left cable and align the wheels.. otherwise its been trouble free.
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