1998 Ford Escort Consumer Review: 158,000 miles so far

1998 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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ZX2 Cool Coupe (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Reliability Value
158,000 miles so far
By 158,000miles so far on


1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe


Great car! My wife and I have been driving this one for a few years now. Bought it at 70,000 miles and have driven it nearly trouble free to 158,000 miles presently. I have no complaints about this car. Here are the few small repairs. Water pump replacement, some small A/C module to restore normal ac function, serpentine belt of course, radiator leaked a little when it was real cold outside, I finally replaced it after watching it drip during startup for two winters and a small water leak in the cab and trunk. Lastly, emergency brake cables are sticking some, the rubber is breaking on them and the weather has gotten to them. This is normal STUFF. THIS CAR IS GREAT! I used to be a mechanic.

Best Features

Reliable as they come. The five speed still doesn't need a new clutch at 158,000 miles!

Worst Features

I'm satisfied.
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