2000 Ford Escort User Reviews

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  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"cheap car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews

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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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Modified (or the SR model) versions of this car are hidden gems.

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Stock, it's under powered, doesn't handle well, and is cramped.

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2000 Ford Escort Zx2 — This started out as little more than basic transportation. With some after market additions, it actually turned out to be a fun car. It was also a pretty good looking cheap car. In stock form, the intake design kills power by straving the twin cam engine of air! The skinny little stock wheels and tires ruin any handling the car may have. With a new air intake system, and bigger wheels and tires, this car was surprising. It handled very well, and with a engine that could breathe, it had a lot more useable power! The 5-speed transmission was nothing special, but it was essential to wringing out the maximum performance of the engine. This car with the Automatic transmission was worthless! Note: these modifications are exactly the same mods Ford made to the SR version of this car! Where this car was lacking was in useable interior space. Headroom was limited, and rear seat room was a joke!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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Overall Great Car

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More Power

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Buy It As A Starter Car — Appearance- Ugly Performance- Handles well, Brakes well, Overall not bad Cost of ownership- Gas amazing, maintenance not TOO much Build Quality- Needed some general repairs Fun Factor- Decent Great car, could use some more power, pretty decent gas mileage, Overall great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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very fun to drive and could just hop in, turn the key and go

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that i wrecked it

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Gonna Build Her Again — this car had a lot of modifications. mainly because stock completely sucked, but modded was a great, fun car. very tough and reliable. looked and sounded great. was expensive to build, but the car was cheap, so all in all not bad price for what she was.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hettboy writes:
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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Very powerful for a 4 banger. Perfect car for figure 8 racing.

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It takes off in second gear if I put it in drive, but if I put it in low, it takes off in first.

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Its Fun. — It looks good for what's about to happen to it. For a car with one seat and no interior I guess its comfortable. It has some rust under the doors. I plan on welding some metal in there when I build the roll cage for it. It is a little tiny bit sluggish off the start, but as soon as it hits about 5 miles per hour it takes off like someone flicked on a switch and turbocharged it. It's weird, but I will be racing it in the mud and as soon as I get moving it will accelerate out of the turns fast. It is very fun to drive, and for anyone wanting to make a great compact race car, I would recommend a zx2.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Connor writes:
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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Great gas mileage, Smooth riding.

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Lots of repairs

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My First Car. — Almost everything from the steering wheel up has broken and needed replaced. The performance on it is weak when stock but can be livened up. Bought it wrecked for cheap so didnt cost too much. Car handles like a go kart making corners fun. If i was to recommend this car it would have to be a ZX2 that isnt stock

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Bruno writes:
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noisy

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noisy on night to...

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0.o? — Lambo door Falken Tire 2 Set of mag ( summer and winter) Xplod speakers MTX Jack hammer sub soon. Great performance but I must change the tranny 'cause the first and second report are deffectives... Must repaint the entire car but i'll wait to the next summer

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jay writes:
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gas mileage

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its a ford

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Buy One — It Runs Goes alrite n gets me where i got to go it is black satin metallic has a obx 4-2-1 race header 5 speed zetec vct engine tan interior gets 38 m p g and drives ok

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Chris writes:
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looks and gas what more can you ask for

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not to much power and if you have a kid not really idea as a family car

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Good Car Drive It Every Where — over all a nice car fun to drive not a lot of aftermarket options but looks just as sharp with out them not the fastest car in the world but good for what it is love it wish i could do some more to it but with a tight budget and not a master mechanic i do with what i got thats about it

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mark writes:
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acceleration

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vibrations

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Not Bad — great acceleration... until u hit 2nd gear. makes up for it in 3rd and 4th though. the smart ass people at ford aligned the engine block, crank shaft and transmission incorrectly in every single 2000 focus and escort, resulting in an insane amount of vibration when the car is idling. the cars still work, but it knocks off allot of hp.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cody_B11 writes:
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it is great all around

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none

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It Is A Ford And You Will Never Have A Problem With It If You Take Care Of It. — This car gets me anywhere I want to go and never gives me a problem. It has power and can do burn out on the road. This car means everything and is a blast. I prefer you to get a car like this.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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