1999 Ford Escort Consumer Review: Look Good for Cheap

1999 Ford Escort - Consumer Review

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

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Look Good for Cheap
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool 2dr Coupe


This is a good, cheap piece of transportation. There's not much to this car, just the bare necessities. Crank windows, no CD player, no A/C. It's got 108,000 miles on it, and has done well for a Ford. Only replaced the alternator and an idler pulley so far (relatively cheap fixes, $400, $100), have done the brakes; rotors and pads front for $50. It's got the 2.0 liter engine and a 5 speed manual so it gets good mileage (25 or so with me driving it hard), has good handling, and is fun to drive. It's due for a clutch, and there are squeaks, rattles, and oil leaks. Interior trim pieces are also falling off.

Best Features

Good performance, handling. Good mileage (25-28). Cheap to own. Looks cool!

Worst Features

Where's the CD player and A/C? Uncomfortable seats, noisy inside, choppy ride and noisy, buzzy engine. Cheap interior.
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