by homerrocks2 on Dec 30, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Awesome to drive! I like the zipping around feeling from the little car and the manual transmission is the only way to go! Bought the car about 2 years ago and it is not aging well...found numerous times we have had to put patch work on it. I will say I'm not sure about safety, it doesn't seem like it would hold up well in a collision but i don't know.
by sapper92 on Jul 16, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Bought this car in 2010 with 68,000 miles,it now has 89,000. Only perpuse is to drive to and from work daily, 75 mile round trip. Gets awesome gas milage, rutinly between 32-37. it all depends on how you drive it. If you try to stay at 80mph, you will get horrable mileage. I stay at 2800rpm or about 72mph on the highway, to get the mileage list above (2500prm or 68mph to get 37mpg). this is NOT a preformance car and shouldn't be driven like one, if you are looking for the GOOD mileage, however it will and does surpass all other models in its catagory.
by hoffman2 on Jun 22, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This was the fisrt car i bought it had 120,000 miles on it and had been sitting for a while when i got it but with a charged battery it cranked right up and drove amazingly all ive done to it was regular maintainance to it and ive had it for 3 years and have 188,000 miles on it now and it still runs beautifully i plan to drive it untill it dies. very good investment i would recommend to anyone.
by RDP on Dec 1, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This was the first car I bought while in college. I bought it with 95,000 miles, and I am almost at 200,000 miles. It has been very reliable, and I have only had to replace a fuel filter and alternator. The clutch and transmission seem to still be going strong. A lot of things are starting to need work, so I will probably be buying a new car. My only problem while owning this car has been the gas mileage. I only seem to get about 25 MPG.
by Drifter on Oct 29, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Bought new in 01, still going strong. The timing belt must be replaced around 115,000 or it may break. Replaced the alternator around 118,000. If you do regular upkeep as directed in the owners manual, it will keep going.
by mickeyg on May 11, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I got my ZX2 from my cousin last year, and it had over 155K miles. The only problem that I have had with it is the timing belt just broke on me. It's a little tight since i'm 6'4", but I still love it. Plus I can always find it in the parking lot since it's bright blue. This is also a great car to learn how to drive manual, it takes a beating and just keeps going.
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