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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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.

Hettboy
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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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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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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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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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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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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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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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It sounds like nothin else, corners hard enough to throw you out the door if you're not buckled in tight AND holding on tighter

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People who don't know their potential might think poorly of it, but then again, if they don't know then I shouldn't really care what their ignorant opinion is

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Who Knew An Escort Could Turn Heads? — 0-60 on a good launch: 6.5 sec. Handles like a boss, new brakes so those are beast status too. A few rattles here and there, then again, that might be from the awesome HKS exhaust that is nice and loud, or it could have something to do with driving around with 2 12" Subs bumpin' at full output. Overall it's a sick first car for sure!

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

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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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it is great all around

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none

Cody_B11
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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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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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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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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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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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2003 Ford Escort Reviews

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This car handles nimbly, probably due to the light weight, but the stock tires don't have very much grip and the suspension is soft (when stock). The car is fun to drive on the whole though, especial... Read More

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2002 Ford Escort Reviews

Fun Car By dodgeviper2022

bought this car in 09 and have done very little too it and runs when no one elses will die hard little car and fun to drive looks good going fast have had it to 120 and no problems and fun Read More

Great Little Car By Tedzinski

Love the size...small yet four doors for convience and a suprisingly large trunk. Car is never trouble, I just turn the key and go. Its quieter than my new Focus. Wish Ford had done a little better o... Read More

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2001 Ford Escort Reviews

Great Starter Car By Brightwell2016

Love my little zx2 She takes off like a Rocket at lights and let me tell you i love leaving those big V8 mustangs in the dust , This little girl runs ! My zx2's name is foxy I bought her for $1,000 wi... Read More

Nice By Margaret

its a good car it is hard to get a car seat in and out of car andit does sit low to ground but ober all I love it it be a good car for a small family great on gas Read More

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1999 Ford Escort Reviews

Renminicense By Seefer

My scort...mmm..bring me back memories, was the car i bought when my first and only son came to the world, i was in need of a car reliable y with a good mileage per gas, so this was sent fron heaven, ... Read More

Soccer Mom By lkn2cln

This car gets you from A to B nothing special or fancy. It does the job.Does pretty good on gas,Has decent amount of foot room,nice size trunk.It just isnt very fast takes forever just to leave the li... Read More

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1998 Ford Escort Reviews

Overall There's Nothing Wrong With The Car By DequanBanks

I like the fact that I can depend on the car, it gets me were I need to be with no problems.I dislike that the car wasn't built bigger on the inside But its a great car and very dependable Read More

Good Solid Affordable Driving Car By griffinblak

I appreciate the good mpg. With a mix of highway and city driving I'm always around 28-30 mpg. Straight highway pushing 60-70mph it puts out about 32mpg. Low maintenance, reliable car. It maintains ti... Read More

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