Great First Car
By RDP on
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.
Manual Transmission, Good Engine Performance, Reliable
They don't make this car anymore, so it doesn't matter.