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Approaching 200,000 and counting
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By rimrocks@hotmail.com
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2003 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Deluxe 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased my ZX2 new because I needed a car and this one fit my budget at the time. I had intended on keeping it 2 to 3 years and then trading up. Needless to say that was quite some time ago and I have no plans on getting rid of it yet. It is dependable, economical, and fun to drive. I drive in the mountains and the 5 speed manual transmission is a real kick. We go over a mountain pass to Yellowstone Park and the ZX2 handles it well enough to have the Harleys pull over to let me pass. I have done minimal repairs to it and do not expect that to change.


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A great little car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mark_s3
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2003 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Deluxe 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought this car new (13 miles) and drove it 143,000+ miles. I love this car. Got standard transmision that makes it even more fun to drive. Vibrations from the motor can be rough in idle, but it's not too bad. Gets 34 MPG in stop and go traffic. Very comfortable inside and sporty outside. Never had a machanical problem with it, and it's been very dependable. The ride is very smooth even after all those miles. Plan to drive it until the wheels fall off! It is MY car! **Sorry for any misspellings**


Best Features

Cruise Control, Power Windows, Keyless Entry, Powered side windows, Manual transmission (5 on the floor), Heated back window.


Worst Features

The model is discontenued? Bring it back! The window over the speedometer rattles when the car is warming up. Car can eat tires, and gets misaligned easy, needs constent alignment. CD Player won't play CD-R media (sound great with FM, XM (via FM Transmitter) or Music CDs. All these are minor issues really.


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Interior Room
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By targetshooter
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2003 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Deluxe 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I am 6'2 / 260 and I fit just fine. I
drive it on long trips and the seats
are fine. Great get you there car with
enough power to handle what you run
into.


Best Features

I like the entire car


Worst Features

I like the entire car!


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Cheap and fun
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By Admiraltogo
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2003 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Deluxe 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought the ZX2 as basic commuter
transportation. With a $2,000 rebate
offered by the dealer the price was a
steal. I've found the ZX2 to be a
very fun car to drive (I drive 80
miles a day, on mostly country
roads). It has also been trouble
free. I have to fight my wife to
drive it on some days (she drives our
GM truck).


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Won't buy another one
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By De
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2003 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Deluxe 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My 1999 ZX2 jerks when going slow such
as a slow take off or stop n go on the
frwy. Service Mgr told me thats normal.
Feels like it wants to stall. Taken it
in 7 times. No leg room in back seat
and if you'te tall your head hits the
top of the car. Air conditioner stopped
working at 35,000. Good on gas,
reliable. Great take off. The jerking
has turned me off. Can feel like I'm
learning to drive a stick and can't
balance the gas and clutch. Other than
that - it's okay.


Best Features

Sporty without the cost of being sporty (including insurance). Reliable, great on gas. Great take off.


Worst Features

Can't believe they sell a car knowing it jerks (or is Serv Mgr full of it because they don't want to fix the transmission?) More head room in the back for passengers. Design cup holders to hold large large cups from BK, McD's, etc so they don't tilt and spill.


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