1998 Ford Escort Consumer Review: Serious problems ZX2

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Serious problems ZX2
By caden on


1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe


I have had my 98 ZX2 near 3 years now. Since buying it with 70k on it, after 100,000 seems it started having problems, waterpump, tension pulley has broken off twice, thermostat. Other routine maintence. Pretty expensive to have the timing belt replaced. But the biggest problem is the auto transmission. Have to have it rebuilt and still doesn't shift correctly. Some unknown problem has drained all of my power, i have to have it too the floor to barely get going most of the time. Great sound system though, small and compact, keyless entry only on the driver door is weird though.

Best Features

sound system, used to be power but not anymore, GOOD gas mileage.

Worst Features

I have heard of too many transmission complaints.
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