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1999 Ford Escort

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By HERB
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe


Review

Drives and handles great. Looks great. Drove it to New Orleans and back last year with no problems at all. Didn't even have it checked out before I left, I have that much faith in it. Just routine maintenance, nothing more.


Favorite Features

I like the way the manual transmission revs. Great looks. Never a problem with the cd changer or the roof.


Suggested Improvements

None. If the rear seats were roomier it wouldn't look the same.


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Ford Failure
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By 1REDZX2
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe


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Bought this for my daughter for features, price and CU rating. Noisiest engine,sounds like a diesel, replaced both driveshafts before 60k, now at 85k one is failing again. Both ABS wheels cracked prior to 60K. Odd sized tires that you'll pay a premium for. At least it still looks good


Favorite Features

CD changer, exterior design.


Suggested Improvements

Better mechanicals. America can do better.


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Great car
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By Mr. Burger
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe


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I have put 194,000 miles on so far and have had no maintenance issues thus far. Change the oil every 3,500, that's it. Am still averaging 35.4 MPG. This has been a great can and expect to get 300,000 miles out of it easy.


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DO NOT BUY
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By Hatemycar
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe


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I have had such a bad time with this car. I have put two transmissions in it and it had left me stranded numerous times.


Favorite Features

The body style and color...that's about it.


Suggested Improvements

They should just stop making it altogether.


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So far, so good!
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By Dover ZX2
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe


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Sporty, quick car that's fun to drive! I bought my ZX2 with 30,000 miles in 2001 for $8K. I have put 90,000 more miles on it in 4 years. This car gets great gas mileage on the highway… my best was 39 mpg. Some gripes: tends to drift on concrete pavement. Engine is loud over 70 mph. I agree with a few reviewers, this car has a mind of its own. My cruise control will stop working randomly. The horn went off by itself … I had to pull the fuse! I bought an extended warranty which was a great investment … it covered the cost of replacing the entire AC system, alternator, radio/cassette, tie rod, and horn.


Favorite Features

Sunroof and great gas mileage (30-37mpg!). 60/40 split seats and tons of truck space. Pretty good in the snow.


Suggested Improvements

Tighter interior (too much noise); more comfortable seats; more room in the back seat.


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