by sheajay on Aug 3, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Escort ZX2 Deluxe 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I've owned a 2002 Ford ZX2 (5-speed) since 2004. I bought it used with 43k miles and am trading it in tomorrow with over 156,000 miles on it.
Overall, it has been a GREAT car and I wish I could keep it but my needs have changed and I need to get a car with more trunk space.
I think the car has broken down twice- once the fuel pump went out and the other time was a timing belt I put off replacing & it broke. The engine was great and I consider the car to be reliable overall. Also it was great in snow w/all-season tires. I never even had to recharge the A/C or buy a new battery. Great budget car.
by ZX2NOT on Dec 24, 2002 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Escort ZX2 Deluxe 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I actually purchased the automatic
deluxe model and wish I had the manual
transmission. This car is extremely
Both window seals leak air when driving
at highway speeds. The engine vibrates
severely at stoplights due to faulty
engine mounts (Per Ford Service Techs)
The body style is great, good handling,
dependable, but - lacks horsepower,
expect HUGE depreciation loss!
I Tried trading in my 2002 ZX2 for
something better but found out that it
had depreciated 60% in 4 months. Most
dealers only offer $7,000 tops on trade.
Other than a couple of new exterior colors, the Escort ZX2 is unchanged for 2002. The Comfort and Power Groups have been replaced by the Deluxe and Premium Groups, which include new items of standard equipment.