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escort zx2
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By zx2driver
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2003 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Premium 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought in Jan 1999. It's a fun car to
drive, it's been really reliable, it
looks better than the focus does. It's
pretty quick, but a turbocharged zx2
would be awesome. It can be awkward to
work on because of the the design, but
it's nice.


Best Features

the overall design (though i've seen newer designs in which the front end is changed - that didn't turn out good at all) and the pick-up since i have a manual transmission (i heard the autos were a bit sluggish), i'd recommend the turbo... it'd be amazing.


Worst Features

turbocharge the design for the s/rs, and make more, either add a 6th gear or change the gear ratio so highway driving is improved with the standard transmission.


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Good Teenage Car
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By Babygirlmegz
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2003 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Premium 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Good Car, Reliable, a good little car
for a student to have


Best Features

Sunroof, cd player, easy to use everything, and the safety features


Worst Features

A center consoul, some sort of arm rest would be good. When you open the sunroof, like the driver window, tap it and it automatically goes back.


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The Idle
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By zx2owner
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2003 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Premium 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had this vehicle for over a
year now, and while it is fun to drive
and rather reliable, there is one
concern I have about the automobile.
I recently took the ZX2 into the
dealer ship for a vibration in the
steering wheel (well actually the
whole car) when I am at a complete
stop. I was told that all the ZX2s
have the same problem, and that it
just "idles hard" since it is a four
cylinder engigne. However, many
automobiles are four cylinders and do
not recieve the same problem. I was
told there was nothing that could be
done to alleviate the problem.


Best Features

The interior of the ZX2 is rather comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.


Worst Features

Fix the issue with the vibration.


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This car should be taken off the lineup
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By sweety89
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2003 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 Premium 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Well the main reason why i dog this cra
is because atfer driving mine for like
3 months it started breaking down i
take it to get looked at and i find out
that it has no motor mont then it took
3 months to get one because they
claimed it was an international part.
The other part i do not like is how
things are so low you do not even have
a arm rest you have a little hole and
the stero is awful and when you put a
after market one in they have to put a
ugly black stero holder


Best Features

The gas mileage


Worst Features

The whole car redisgn the car and make it looke good. Every car company has the inexpensive coupe just because its inexpensive does not mean you do not take as much pride and building as say the explorer. The car should come standard with ABS and a cd player.


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48 year old female
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By Treesx2
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2003 Ford Escort Coupe ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is my 4th escort. I had ground
effects, tinted windows and chrome rims
put on this one. I get out of it and
people ask me if that is my son's car!
I love it. They all ask the same
question, what is that? When I say an
escort, they all say NO WAY!!! Its as
if I wait on people to ask me the same
questions, it happens with such
frequency. I love this one more than I
have loved my last three. And I thought
I loved them, I put over a hundred
thousand miles on each of my escorts.
Reliable and thats why I keep coming
back.


Best Features

The gas mileage is terrific. I also changed out the shifter to a chrome one, It just makes it more fun to drive.


Worst Features

UUUGH, please stop skimping on the front seats. I had to buy expensive seat covers from J.C. Whitney with lumbar supports so I could tolerate the seats. Remember, I am not a teen ager!


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