1999 Ford Escort ZX2 from North America
I honestly believe the car is junk and wouldn't recommend it to anyone!
The transmission went out with only 46,777 miles on it.
We have also had problem with the anti lock break sensor.
I think the make and model of this car has serious transmission problems. I can't see how a transmission can go out with such low miles. We were told by the dealer that it has internal problems. They want to charge us $3000.00 dollars to install a rebuild one that is only guaranteed for 3 years or 36,000 miles. That's more than the car is worth not to mention I still owe quite a bit on it. I've read on your site that we are not the only ones that have had problems like these. From what I have read, the transmissions go out in between 30,000 and 50,000 miles. That doesn't sound much better then what I'm dealing with now. Does that sound like a dependable car to you? Who knows what will go wrong next.
This is my only transportation that I have back and forth to work. I drive 40 miles round trip a day and I need a dependable car.
We have spoken to Ford and they tell us that it is not there problem. Someone from Ford needs to step up to the plate and take a good look at these transmissions and take some sort of responsibility. Times are hard and people can't afford to dish out $3000.00.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st April, 2004
30th Sep 2004, 12:44
I Totally agree my Escort has been through 3 transmission and only has 85,000 miles on it... I would not recommend this car to anyone... go with a Chevy!
22nd Oct 2004, 18:49
I must disagree with you I had a 2003 zx2 and loved it. I had no problems with it what so ever. I wouldn't have gotten rid of it if it wasn't totaled. That car actually saved my life. Maybe the owners of the other zx2's just need to learn how to treat a car. They are very dependable cars.
5th Jun 2006, 14:44
Just want to add that... Ford is known for sucky transmissions in their cars...
They are horrible transmissions.. especially in the taurus's.
15th Jun 2006, 14:31
I would have to disagree with the comment about the Taurus's having the worst transmission. We have had three Taurus's in the past 15 years none of their transmissions went out, and we got well over 100,000 miles on them. We love the Taurus. And they don't have that many transmission problems.
3rd Sep 2006, 16:43
I've never rode in a taurus that didn't have a messed up trans.