1998 Ford Escort Consumer Review: Best first car ever...

1998 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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

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Best first car ever...
By Jldude on


1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe


I bought this car 6 months ago, and have put on 10000 miles since. Have never had to replace anything yet. I use synthetic racing oil and the engine is just as good as any import. My biggest praise of the car is its mpg. I get a hair over 40 on the highway. I've never gotten below 35 mpg. Also the engine is very fun at higher speed with the 5 speed. The biggest complaint that I have with the car is the noise. The tire noise is actually much louder than the engine noise on the highway. It is a very rough engine when it's idling at a drive through. If Ford still built these with a higher overdrive and a better interior, it would dominate.

Best Features

Engine power, fuel economy, light weight.

Worst Features

Standard keyless entry, power everything, much higher overdrive, better engine mounts, awesome factory sound system, and of course, I wish Ford still made them.
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