I bought this car as a way for me to
get back and forth from school.
Shortly after, however, I moved out of
town and, to my displeasure, found that
this car is not a long drive type of
car. In the city, it does alright,
except the fact that it has a horrible
vibration that I've been told can't be
fixed. But as far as driving, it is
good and saves me quite a bit on gas.
The gas mileage on this car is
The vibration in this car definantly
needs to be addressed. I have had
several things that have to be replaced
or tightened, from what I can tell,
It is a suprise to get decent power
and good reliability for under
$14,000. I had two transmissions put
in within the first 20,000 miles but
it was my fault the first time and the
dealers fault the second time. My
only complaint is it is rough shifting
but it could be the result of the
The engine is easy to upgrade and it
is a rather attractive design
Very nice car for the price. The 2.0
Zetec is a great engine design that
comes standard on the ZX2 but must be
bought as an option on the Focus line.
Not only does it have better
aerodynamics but its also lighter than
the Focus. Driver and Passenger
seating comfortable even on non stop
(except gas and food) trip from Austin
to Philly with my brother.
Engine responds very well to mods, easy
to remove Ford's intentional
inhibitors. Good power at all RPM's.
The car deffinatly needs a better
transmission, both the 5spd and the
auto are weak. If you get an auto, be
sure to get a tranny cooler.