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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Scott writes:
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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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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Hettboy writes:
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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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Chris writes:
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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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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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Steven writes:
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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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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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Anthony writes:
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alot of fun!!

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engine and parts werent the best quality

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They Should Revive It!!! — i loved this car!! i only sold it cause it was starting to brake down on me and i could afford the repairs all at once. :( although it looke really nice and pretty, it lacked everything in the engine department!! Ford only put 140 horsepower in it. if they ever made a new one with the same design, but with more horsepower and tourq, oh and a much better clutch system....lol..... i would deff. buy it!! like mabye with 200 horsepower turbo with at least 180 pounds of tourq or more!!!SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!! but nnnoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! they stoped making that car in 2000.. and they only had 14 in Canada.. 3 in Montreal and mine was one of them.. i miss that car. lol

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

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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

Good Car By diyfixer

Fuel efficient, good handling, comfortable, decent cheap transportation if you take care of the maintenance. Not many people took care of them and as the are getting usually over 100k miles when you ... Read More

Its A Very Nice Car By Michael

its a pretty good car, but I'm not done with it yet. its performance is excellent, it accelerates and breaks excellently, it handles fairly well, and its fun to drive. its appearance is alright, the o... Read More

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1999 Ford Escort Reviews

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

Great Little Family Wagon By chassy

did not spend a dime on it other than normal tires,breaks,oil changes. Near the end I had to have the rusted out rear shock mounts repaired by a welder but the car had seen 11 good years by then. We... Read More

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1998 Ford Escort Reviews

Fun To Drive By Robin5457

It's fun to drive but not the most comfortable ride due to the lack of interior space. There were a few costly repairs, namely bad bearings and a hard-to-get-to belt that had to be replaced twice. Oth... Read More

Surprising Satisfaction For A Cheap Deal By Vikas

Bought this car used from a private seller. The car had some prominent scratches, paint-losses and dings from the previous owner, owing to parking lot damages. That did not bother me much because I wa... Read More

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