2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Premium 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car new in 1999, have
over 100K on it now with only 2
repairs, A/c condedensor and a tie-rod.
Last tank of returned 35MPG. No
squeeks, no rattles Faster than the
Focus SVT, in fact faster than almost
anything in its class. You need to go
with the something like the Tubo Subaru
or the new SRT Neon to go quicker, of
course you will spend thousands more.
Reliability, ZERO recalls bulletproof
in every respect
6 speed manual to keep the engine revs
down on the highway, I would bet this
thing would do 40+mpg. Bigger side
mirrors would help. More sound
insulation would be good. and yes give
me a convertible !