2000 Ford Escort 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Don't expect over 100K miles
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2000 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Don't expect over 100K miles out of this
By hopingsoul on

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2000 Ford Escort 4dr Sedan

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I bought this car with 700 miles on it and it performed very well with no problems until 115K miles the engine blew. I changed the oil every 3-4K miles, so I thought it would last. It had this most annoying vibration after about 50K miles and I was told it was the motor mounts. Then I started working 60 miles away and it performed fine, except for the vibrating. I was sitting in traffic for about 30 minutes, no over heating, no warning and it stalled and that was it, there's a hole in the engine. Other than poor life span, I thought it was a great car. The only thing changed was an alternator. A parts house told me these engines are notorious for blowing unexpectedly.

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Gas was great, I got 35 mpg on freeway, 25 city.

Suggested Improvements

Fix the vibration, make it last longer.
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