1998 Ford Escort Consumer Review: After nearly 5 years, it's bee

1998 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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

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After nearly 5 years, it's been great!!
By wje on


1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot 2dr Coupe


I purchased my '98 ZX2 Sport brand new.
After nearly 5 years, I've put 40K
miles on it. I'm using Mobil1
sythetic oil in my car.

It's never been in the shop for a repair.

Sadly, my daughter is now 9-years-old
and I need to spring for a 4-door car,
so I've got to sell my ZX2 :(

The car has been a fun car and my red
paint shines as good as (or better) than
the day I purchased it due to my
extensive upkeep on the car.

I'm not young - nearly 40, but this has
been a fun car to drive.

Best Features

Split-fold rear seats, excellent heater and A/C performance. 15" aluminum wheels, low maintenance that is required on this vehicle, gas mileage and the Zetec engine.

Worst Features

In 2003, Ford revised the ZX2. The new ZX2 uses a standard head unit for the radio/CD option. Ford should have always used this configuration from the beginning - rather than a proprietary radio.
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