2002 Ford Escort User Reviews

2002 Ford Escort Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • 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:3.9 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
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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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PROS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"rattle" 2 reviews

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Nichalas writes:
2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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American Rice Burner

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Only one. The Tranny

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Excellent Car To Have — The Ford Escort ZX2 was built to compete against Honda's Civic. Ford Wanted to show they had power in the Tuner area. Its overall performance is great and weighs less that the Honda Civic. Build quality is ok. The could have lost the round look and went for a little more square. Appearance is is the same. Maint. on the Escort is minor. except for the Transmission. To much hard shifting and you will have to get a new one. Fun Factor. Let's go on a dirt run.

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

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Tedzinski writes:
2002 Ford Escort 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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4

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Very reliable,  economical to operate...30+MPG, four doors, not large so very easy to park in small space, great visibility, power locks and windows, automatic. and cloth seats very comfortable.

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shakes at idle a little because of motor mounts poor insulation.

Tedzinski
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Great Little Car — 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 on the rubber donuts of the motor mounts, but that's about the only thing I can complain about. All round it's great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Allison writes:
2002 Ford Escort 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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MPG

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Not very flashy

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It's A Good Car — It's just a regular car, nothing blends in better than an escort. However, it's cheap to maintain, has great mpg, and is a nice size, so you have no trouble fitting into that tiny parking spot that is too small a squeeze for a regular sized sedan.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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Fuel milage (32-37mpg), solid construction, as well as being fun to drive (5spd stick).

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Small, seat belts are hard to reach from seat

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Great, Reliable Car For The Budget Minded Looking For Fun. — Bought my '02 in Dec. 2005 for $4500 at a junk yard. I needed a car and was desperate found this one on the internet it had 17,000 miles on it and has leather, sunroof, power everything, and a 6-disc CD changer. Now it has 77,000 miles on it and haven't had any problems with it. I'm not easy on my vehicles and this car has handled everything from gravel roads to no roads and everything in between.

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dodgeviper2022 writes:
2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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5

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easy to maintane

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vibrates a lot I call it a big vibrator lol

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Fun Car — 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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tyler writes:
2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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4

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this car still holds fastest naurally 4 cylinder in southeastern ohio 187 mph will run between 10,2s and 10,4s all day

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got to much attention from cops

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Wrecked Car Gone Wild — car runs 10,2s and 10,4s on quarter mile brakes on a dime even at high speed will handle better then a bmw m3 it constantly needs tires 215 45 17 most people think its a s2000 they never guess its a escort if easy on it it gets about 40 mpg if on it round 18 basic maintenance car has 236 hp and 267 ft lbs of torque at the wheels dyno tested at washington state community college awesome to drive hit third gear goose it and watch the speedo dissapear

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ProudZX2Driver writes:
2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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Fast Acceleration

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Idle A Lil But Thats All

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Dream Car — My Car Reaches Up To A Top Speed Of 106. It Takes 6.5 Seconds To Reach 60mph. Its A Nice Looking Car That Has A Sun Roof. My Car Is Fun To Drive All The Time. Get About 250 Miles On A Full Tank Of Gas. The Only Complain I Have About It Is That It Idles When Stopped But Thats All Thats Negative About It.

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

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Richard writes:
2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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Power

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Zx2 — ZX2 is best car I have driven. More power with some great fuel efficiency. Wish Ford would reproduce this car. Original ZX2 owned required little maintenance. Factory tires though are not very good. Car is very sleek and stylish. CD unit though is in the trunk and this seemed to be an odd place to put it.

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Jim writes:
2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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Good cheap car, looks good with a nice body kit, good sporty car, good gas mileage, good trunk space

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noisey when going over fifty(windows), my hood rattles at the latch sometimes, really sluggish with ac on

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Its A Pretty Nice Car To Get You From A To B And Look Good. — Its a nice reliable car that gets you where you need to go with good gas mileage. To fill it with 91 octane at 4 bucks is about 30 dollars and gets u close to 300 miles till ya need more.

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Timmy writes:
2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe Review
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great handling and speed

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4 banger

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This Is A Great Fast, Gas Easy Car — this car is fast for a 4 banger, sporty lookin, and a stick so you can do just about anything in it

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2003 Ford Escort Reviews

exterior is a newer style. interior is nice. not to bad on gas. easy to drive. lately have had problems with steering belts braking and speedometer being 5 miles slower than wat ur acctually going. ov... Read More

Escort Zx2 (lead Footer) By Austin

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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2001 Ford Escort Reviews

Nice By Tazz

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

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

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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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