1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Sport 2.0L Zetec from North America
Good-looking and economical
The windshield washer pump and trunk solenoid are both out. No other problems have occurred.
After installing an Iceman intake, Accel coil, K&N filter, and a Pacesetter Quick-shift, performance increased noticeably. I get 27 city/33 highway mpg. Handling improved with switching the stock rear sway bar with a mid-90's Escort GT sway bar, and going to a 195/60 instead of stock 185/60 tires. I ditched the stock stereo for a Pioneer DEH-3300 and Polk speakers, too. Long trips (+200 miles) get a bit tiresome, but it's a good commuter.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th November, 2002