I owned a 2001 ZX2 and put 125,000 miles on it. It was absolutely unbreakable - that is until a minivan hit it recently and now it's toast. Here's the repair history: New tires at 90,000 miles (that's right, the stock tires made it 90k!), brake pads at 100,000 miles, and the only mechanical problem was an alternator at 110,000. I used synthetic oil at every oil change and the motor still ran like brand new. The only complaints I can say about this car is that it's loud at highway speeds (a lot of wind and engine noise) and a pretty cheesy interior design, but I'll gladly accept those problems for a car that'll run forever. I'm gonna miss it.
Car will run forever if it doesn't get hit by a minivan first. Motor is solid, fairly gutsy, and gave me 30-32 mpg overall. 100k on brake pads!
Very loud at highway speeds, interior could've used some design help.... But who cares, turn up the radio and drive!
My very first car was an EXP, and my
father bought a five speed so that I
would learn to drive one. I LOVED that
car, and my ZX2 reminds me of it in the
way it drives. It's a fun car. It's
very well made, and although I said
when we were shopping that I didn't
want a 2 door, and I didn't want a 4
cylinder, I didn't even want a small
car...But you know? I am happy with my
little car, and I am upset that Ford
has discontinued them.
5 speed transmission is quick, the car
has style and power. (For a 4 cylinder.)
Don't stop making them, They are so
much more sporty and stylish than the
Focus. I don't want to have to buy a
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