2003 Ford Escort User Reviews

2003 Ford Escort Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 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:3.7 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
  • 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"tires" 2 reviews

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Andy writes:
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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4

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great gas mileage, fun to drive

Cons

if you hate 2-doors

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My Car — Gets me from point a to point b with a little zip! Great gas mileage, fun to drive, are a few words to describe! If your looking for basic transportation, this one's a winner. 107,000 miles, and practically no problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Victor writes:
2003 Ford Escort Review
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5

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Everything

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None

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Ford Escort — It is a amazing car, with a very well made interior, a very good engine, and a solid structure. Very stable and balanced, with a high engine compression, excelent brakes and a very good acceleration. I've changed the clutch kit, and added 18" wheells. Excellent car to travel, and enjoy rides when stressed.

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Jay1407 writes:
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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4

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Stylish, fun to drive

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Automatic clutch has shown signs of premature wear, high purchase cost

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Ford Escort? Cool! — It's cool, comfortable, sporty, quick but not fast, it's a nice fit for our family with 2 children. It's the WRC (World Rally Cup Edition) with the ground effect spoilers. Very nice! It has cruise, and is a nice driving car. The suspension is very nice, the handling is very good. It's peppy, and fun to drive. I dislike that the clutch shows signs of letting go after only a year and 7000km. The rear center seatbelt jammed up. The dealer experience was good, but the selling price was high. For $25000, some people might have felt it was exhorbitant for a 3-door coupe. If you keep the mileage low, and don't mind paying the extra, (and feel you have to buy North American) then it's a good buy. I expect the maintenance costs will be high if we hang onto it for several years. We rust-check it twice per year.

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Dan writes:
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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5

Pros

not too many people have them

Cons

i wish they changed the entire body style, instead of leaving the rear end the same as the others

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2003 Ford Escort Zx2 — the overall performance of the car is awesome. it handles extremely well, acceleration is pretty decent, and the motor runs nice and smooth. although it is a bit rough on suspension its not too bad. the appearance is great and not to many people own this style. gas mileage is magnificent city and highway and keeping regularly scheduled maintenance is not too expensive. this car is definitely fun to drive but as i read in another review it tends to attract other sports car in which this one does not compare too lol.

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Brandi Leigh writes:
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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5

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great car

Cons

bad tires

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My Baby — what i hated is the black leather interior. it was gorgeous, but damn, in the summer that thing was hotter than hell, and in the winter it was sooooo cold! it also needed new tires. other than that, it had awesome bass system, it was really just an overall great car.

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Kenny writes:
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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5

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great mileage/performance combo, not on every street block, and does not require excess modifications

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Loud, poor ride height, sporty exterior attracts too many faux-racers.

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When You Look Up Wolf In Sheep's Clothings, You Will Find The Svt Ford Focus. Then, The 2003 Zx2. — If it weren't for bad luck, my car would be on the zx2 song on youtube. I thought you knew? If you buy a subcompact that is a better deal, your lying.

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Amanda writes:
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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4

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its something u can drive

Cons

not very roomy

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:d — 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. overall, not that bad of a car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Austin writes:
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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4

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Fun to drive, fuel economy, parts availability

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Not the greatest reliability, just OK acceleration, stock tires.

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Escort Zx2 (lead Footer) — 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, especially when modified even a little. Acceleration isn't neck-snapping, but its better than what you would expect from its 130hp (again, this probably has to do with the light (<2500 lbs) weight and short gearing).

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

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Justin writes:
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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4

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The front bumper!

Cons

The spoiler!

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Dependable — It gets the job done and is reliable. Easy to work on and fun to play around with.

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JC writes:
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3

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convenient

Cons

engine power lose

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Unknown Power Lose — It was small and great on gas but every 1000 miles you have to take it in and service the engine because of a large amount of power lose. Very annoying.

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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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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

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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