2003 Ford Escort User Reviews

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Users ranked 2003 Ford Escort against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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    35

    :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

    Pros: its something u can drive

    Cons: not very roomy

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    2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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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.)

    Pros: Fun to drive, fuel economy, parts availability

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

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    2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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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

    Pros: great gas mileage, fun to drive

    Cons: if you hate 2-doors

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    2003 Ford Escort Review
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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.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

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    2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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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.

    Pros: Stylish, fun to drive

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

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    2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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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.

    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 Review
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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.

    Pros: great car

    Cons: bad tires

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    2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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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.

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

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

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    2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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    Dependable — It gets the job done and is reliable. Easy to work on and fun to play around with.

    Pros: The front bumper!

    Cons: The spoiler!

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    2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Review
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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.

    Pros: convenient

    Cons: engine power lose

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    1998 Ford Escort Reviews

    Overall There's Nothing Wrong With The Car By DequanBanks

    I like the fact that I can depend on the car, it gets me were I need to be with no problems.I dislike that the car wasn't built bigger on the inside But its a great car and very dependable Read More

    Good Solid Affordable Driving Car By griffinblak

    I appreciate the good mpg. With a mix of highway and city driving I'm always around 28-30 mpg. Straight highway pushing 60-70mph it puts out about 32mpg. Low maintenance, reliable car. It maintains ti... Read More

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