1998 Ford Escort Consumer Review: awesome little car
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1998 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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ZX2 Cool Coupe (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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awesome little car
By jldude on

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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe

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Bought this car 7 months ago, haven't had a problem since, never had to replace anything, sure there are worn out mounts and all, but it's typical. Does 0-60 in 7.8! Cannot say enough good things about the fuel economy. I get 42 mpg on flat highway at 65, and 36 aggressive city mpg. Biggest complaint, the vibration and noise. Tires and/or suspension seem to amplify road noise, engine runs at 2900 rpm at 65 which can get annoying. And wheel hop when accelerating at traction limits is ridiculous. But it has a large comfortable back seat and a very inexpensive car to own. Great little car, wish Ford still made it with a Mazda suspension, Zetec engine, 6 speed and standard power EVERYTHING! Oh and yellow!

Best Features

FUEL ECONOMY, acceleration, handling, reliability.

Worst Features

Much higher overdrive, liquid filled mounts, 17" wheels, Mazda interior quality, 4 wheel disc brakes, standard power everything, factory high power sound, no speed limiter lol! And of course, to still be in production.
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