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1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot CoupeReview
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Spartan. — It makes a decent first car. But you tire of the engine noise, and rickety ride quickly. On the outside it looks a bit predatory. The inside is easily forgettable, or it would be if it wasn't so obviously falling apart. It can be quite fun though, and except for the damage I've done to it (curbs, pot holes) it holds up well to the daily grind. Could be better on gas though.

Pros: Beats my friends Honda. Stops in a pinch. Turns eagerly.

Cons: The engine grumbles like an old man. The interior was cobbled together by monkeys. The ride quality is reminiscent of horse.

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1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot CoupeReview
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Good Car — I own one of these. Have not had a problem in the 5 years I have owned it. Good performance, good fuel economy, fairly spacious. I have enjoyed owning it.

Pros: Performance, comfort, fuel economy, looks

Cons: My gas gauge is not all that accurate.

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Escort 1.6 Zetec — Nice engine but slow, good handling but cv joints and bushes wear easyly. Lots of parts about and cheap to run.

Pros: Cheap to run. Nice panther black paint

Cons: Slow, suspension wears

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1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX SedanReview
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Ford Was Stupid To Replace The Escort With The Focus — Fourth Escort I've owned and I would quickly buy another. Never given me any major problems in the time I've owned it. It has no options on it as it was a fleet car originally and that is great.

Pros: Cheap to own and run, 30+ mpg. Thrives on abuse. Has no options so there is nothing to break.

Cons: People seem to like to ding your doors and you get no respect despite the fact you actually drive a decent, reliable, and practical car.

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1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot CoupeReview
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A Nice Car To Have Some Fun! — It's a nice car that respond well to the road and that have good performance for that type of car. Never had proble to start the engine in winter and didn't need to make any major repair.

Pros: Good car for the price, economic and reliable

Cons: Poor insonorisation and a lot of vibration

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1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool CoupeReview
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Is A Fairly Sporty 4 Cyl. That's Good On Gas And Has A Good Power Band —

When I first got the car, I was pretty skeptical, being that it was a Ford, and my previous experience with the Ford Motor Company was horrible (1991 Mercury Capri, non-turbo). After driving the car for about a month now, I must say it has completely surpassed my expectations. The power band is very wide, and because it is so small, it really can move with the 2.0L Zetec-R engine. I have a mix between aggressive and conservative driving, and averaged 23.46 city mpg when I tested it, so the gas mileage is fairly good, especially for being a larger 4 cyl. I do have a couple gripes so far, being mostly that it isn't a hatchback (I just am not a fan of the traditional trunk), and it doesn't have alloy wheels, the only options it has are the a/c (which I don't know if it works, hasn't been warm enough), the power mirrors, and the rear window defrost, which means I have to shell out some cash (and search) for parts to convert to power windows/locks and put in keyless entry. It also does not have the sunroof, which for some reason I really want, and it did not come with fog lights, which I had to install myself. However, overlooking all these minor details (which you may not even care about), I give it a 4 out of 5.

Pros: Good torque, good gas mileage, and big enough to accommodate four people comfortably.

Cons: Not a hatch, and (mine at least) came with almost no options that I really want it to have.  Also did not get the alloy wheels, and changing headlights and the oil filter is a pain!

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1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot CoupeReview
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Surprisingly Nice Car For A Ford. — Cheap, realiable, great on gas, pretty peppy performance for only 140hp. Good sporty handling. Modern look for its time.

Pros: Peppy Engine, Sporty Suspension, Good Gas Mileage.

Cons: It's a Ford.

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1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot CoupeReview
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Just Ok — I bought the ZX2 as a winter car, because after many years of driving a Mustang, I just couldn't do it anymore. I've had the car for 3 months almost 4, and thus far as been very reliable. It definately does not have the most pick up and go, but in time it will get up to speed (in its own time that is). I shouldn't really complain though, for a cheap 4 banger I shouldn't expect to much out of it.

Pros: Gas Mileage

Cons: Loud Engine Noise as RPMs climb and Vehicle Rattle when idling... both common annoyances with ZX2s.

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1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot CoupeReview
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Powerful! — I love this car to death! its so fast and reliable .. shifting at 3 grand with the manual transmission my 0-60 is 12 seconds regular beating 0-60 is about 7. I beat a Sentra SE-R 5 speed 1-3 gear ... bye bye.

Pros: Performance, Ride, Engine, Growl, Comfortable, Looks, Rims, Storage, Controls, Trunk, Engine, Clutch, close gear ratio, ZETEC POWER!!!

Cons: The car does not like to be shifted at 2 grand or it shakes ALOT, Cd player skips with bumps, It burns out when i dont want it too, I smoke up my tires ..... alot. 3 grand at 65

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1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot CoupeReview
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Runs, Lots Of Options, Slow, Automatic. — nice little car, all the options work, slow, not bad mileage

Pros: power everything, sunroof, mileage

Cons: slow, kinda girlie, automatic, wierd brake issues

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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

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

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

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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