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2003 Ford Escort

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125,000 trouble-free miles..
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By crashnburn
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2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

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!


Suggested Improvements

Very loud at highway speeds, interior could've used some design help.... But who cares, turn up the radio and drive!


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practical sports car
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By crash86
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2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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i purchased this car for $6500 with around 23000 miles, 5speed, the whole package. accelerates and turns very well. a lil rough but it's a small car so no surprise there.


Favorite Features

good clutch and engine combo. handles very well for front wheel drive.


Suggested Improvements

gearing, at 70mph rpms are around 3200, rubbery shifter, loud engine, cheap interior, lousy front seats, cd changer in trunk, water drips inside when window's open


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My Little Red Machine
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By bumble bee
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2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased this car new in 2004, but it is a 2003 model. This car had only 17 miles on it when I bought it. I have have 2000 miles on it now, and I love it.


Favorite Features

Sporty, Compact, Peppy, all around nice car


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I love my Zx2
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By Isabella
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2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

5 speed transmission is quick, the car has style and power. (For a 4 cylinder.)


Suggested Improvements

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 Cavalier!


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Nice little car
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By NorthFace
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2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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For the price you can't beat it


Favorite Features

Very peppy and fun to drive. Great on gas and nice looking too.


Suggested Improvements

more head room and easier access to back seat


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