I really like this little car. It
handles the tough winters up here in the
Starts everyday, handles the snow & ice
good. Peppy little 4 cylinder, although
I wish I had the standard. I am a 5
speed fanatic. I don't find the car
uncomfortable at all. A lot of other
smaller car will make my bum go to sleep
after an hour or two, but not so with
this one. My previous car was a 1997
Hyundai Accent, which was a great little
car, but the escort has the upper hand
over the accent.
comfort, peppy engine, handling, ac is
always ice cold
Have only put 29,000 on it in the 4 years I've owned. Total mileage at this point is 50,000. In the past 4 years the only repairs were to BOTH tie rod ends. Also have a tensioning belt that isn't centered. Then my engine starting chirping/squeaking when idling. Turns out I need my timing belt and all components replaced. They also found my head gasket was leaking. $1,400 estimate to repair. Seems a bit ridiculous on a car with so few miles that was babied.
Cute and sporty, cheap, gas mileage is awesome.
Engine could use a bit more power- entrance ramps with the air conditioning are nearly impossible. Am also seeing a lot of people replacing tie rod ends.
I have owned this car for just under a year and am happy with it. It has 140000 miles, but still runs strong. Not the prettiest car inside or out, but for a family on a budget with a teenager that just started driving, this is a great car
I bought my ZX2 with 28,000 mls on it.
After 10,000 mls my transmissions broke
and I had to replace it. This was 2,000
miles after my warranty expired! Two
days after I picked up my car with the
new transmission I had to take it back
to the dealer for further transmission
repairs!! I will never buy another Ford
This car is very uncomfortable. The
seat belts are difficult to get to. It's
hard to get in and out of. The seats
are atrociously bad for driving more
then half an hour. I'm numb after
being in the car for more then an
hour. It loses a lot of power with the
AC on. The car is a very rough ride
and is pretty noisy. I personally don't
like this car. If you don't have to do a
lot of driving it would not be a bad
car. I unfotunately drive too much.
I will say mechanically it is not that
bad, I have had worse.
More comfortable seats and better
placement of the seat belts.
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