2001 Ford Escort User Reviews

2001 Ford Escort Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"part" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Michael writes:
2001 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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5

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Great on gas, simple to operate [no electronic do-dads], replacement parts are low priced.

Cons

Not really much.

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2001 Ford Zx2 — *The performance is, well it's an Escort. However, a low 7 second 0-60 is still decent in today's sub $20k coupe market. I really enjoy the 40mpg I average with it every time I drive; sometimes higher, rarely lower than 35mpg. *With the car being the lowest priced MSRP car from Ford when new, and all the ZX2s were built in Mexico so it's not surprising that after 127k miles, it has a few rattles. A few items have needed replacing [tie rod ends, 1 ball joint, 1 outer wheel bearing] but nothing out of the ordinary of normal ZX2 issues. *Everyone's got an opinion, and I still like the looks of the car nearly 8 years after I bought it. *Once the warranty ran out [72m/75k mile], obviously the cost went up. However, the highest service cost so far has only been just over $500. I've hit a high of 45.98mpg with the car so far, though I have numerous occasions where the car gets over 40mpg. *I enjoy driving the car everyday, in any weather. I would drive the car anywhere.

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Wade writes:
2001 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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mpg

Cons

plain jane

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Rental Car — looking back on it./...it was a decent car...ppl have worst..it wasnt fancy and it was very plain...but it was reliable and it was good with mpg..

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Shawn writes:
2001 Ford Escort 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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5

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Smooth clean ride.

Cons

I wouldnt suggest avoiding it if u like to save money and i know you do.

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I Love It And Am Very Happy With It. — I love my car because its mine!! Performance- everything works great. Build Quality- Works just fine for me!. Apearance- im not complaining about it i rele like it. Cost of ownership. 23-30 mpg. Fun factor- Hell yeah its fun!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
2001 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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5

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I own one.... FTW

Cons

slush box automatic.... :(

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My Zx2 — The scort has a very ridged chassis, that provides an amazing platform for upgrading. It shares parts with many other vehicles, there for part interchangeability is good. There are a good number of performance parts out there, but not so many that you cant tell quality from crap. It is sleek in appearance to a point that its deceptive and not everybody realizes that its an escort. The best part of all is that there cheap. If you total it you can get another for nothing. Over all it's great car to drive....

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

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Tazz writes:
2001 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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5

Pros

the truck is to small

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love it

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Nice — 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

Primary Use: Family transportation

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diyfixer writes:
2001 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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4

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Fuel efficient, good handling, comfortable, decent cheap transportation if you take care of the maintenance.

Cons

Not many people took care of them and as the are getting usually over 100k miles when you find them you have lots of little things to fix.

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Good Car — 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 find them you have lots of little things to fix. Fuel pumps, clutches, relays, pcv, plugs, wires, fuel filter and general tune up stuff makes it a great running little engine. Do not overfill or underfil it with oil.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Michael writes:
2001 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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4

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the acceloration

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the top speed

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Its A Very Nice Car — 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 only problem i have with it is the back. the layout of the taillights and the roundness of the car looks a little weird but I'm planning on changing that. when the window is rolling down it creates a squeak that I'm looking into. it gets about 36 mpg average, and the car is very fun to drive.

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Jason writes:
2001 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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it's awesome!.  Good performance, MPG, etc.

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it's a Ford

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I Love It! — I love my car except that the person who had it before did some stupid stuff to it. It's fun to work on, not too difficult, and it is super fun to drive and drift around corners. even though it's an FF it is awesome for drifting on snow!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marianne writes:
2001 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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5

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Nice colour, kept its look maintained. The CD changer was in the trunk- that was cool!

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Would have liked more leg room (tall people),  Not a whole lot of room for storing things in, If sitting in the backseat it would cramp your style.

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Our Devil's Road Car — We had a Teal Green colour ZX2. On our honeymoon we went down the wrong street and for an hour of pot holes we found out the hard way to get to the Ferry in New Brunswick hitting up Devil's Road. We survived where other cars would have never made it. "Survival of the fittest" (This one made it)

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Alexander writes:
2001 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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4

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fun

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SLOW! unless u mod it out a lil bit

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Great Car For A First Car — im rating my car as if it were new not the shape it is in now! its a simple fun car to drive it handles well for being a subcompact its a lil on the slow side for performance. but its comfortable gets good milage and is easy on the wallet for gas

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

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2003 Ford Escort Reviews

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2002 Ford Escort Reviews

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2000 Ford Escort Reviews

Its Fun. By Hettboy

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 th... Read More

Buy It As A Starter Car By Josh

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 ca... 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

Economical, Clean, Low Cost Repairs, Great Engine And Transmission By CarGirlReviews

Bought this car in 2001 in Ohio, I think it had about 60K on it. Worked like a charm with low maintenance. No frills, manual windows. Simple and clean, plaint lasted forever and shiny even though it w... Read More

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

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