1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Sport from North America


One of the best cars I have ever owned. A pleasure to drive and very economical


Emergency brake cables started to stick on. Replaced by Ford at no cost to me. No problems with anything else.

General Comments:

I have owned Ford's all my life, I absolutely love this car.

Just turn the key and it is raring to go.

Very quick take off, whether it be on the level or starting off on a hill, this car has power.

A friend of mine who has a 1988 Lincoln, drove it once and he said he was really impressed with it. He couldn't believe what quick acceleration it has for a 4 cylinder. Before he drove it, I told him how quick and fast it was, well he found out for himself.

I love everything about this little car.

It handles like a dream, no matter what type of road you are on. Superb traction on all road conditions.

I always use my Cruise on trips because you do not feel the speed you are going and could very easily get a speeding ticket. It's a speedy one and a pleasure to drive.

Excellent gas mileage. Averages 38 mpg. On a long trip it gets even more.

The Premium sound package is great.

I love the power moon roof.

Excellent air conditioning.

I love the looks of this ZX2. It sure turns a lot of heads when I drive by.

I will not put it in the salt, this car is truly a keeper.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2003

1999 Ford Escort ZX2 from North America


A great car for cruising the streets


The faults are very minor. For one, the passengers side speaker in the front tends to shut off now and then. There is also an unidentifiable rattle when I get out onto the highways, I believe it has something to do with the glove compartment, but I'm not sure. Also when I bought the car the driver's side mirror was so loose it was almost falling off, which is most likely the dealers fault and not Ford's.

General Comments:

For my very first car that I bought myself this is perfect. I bought her when she was a year old for $9,000 and she only had about 25,000 miles on her. Before me she was leased by a young woman who obviously had a cat, and after about a week of cleaning the back seat and passenger seat I was able to clean most of the cat hair out. It's a joy to get out onto the highway with her. The seats can get a bit uncomfortable when you're out on the road for two hours, but cruising through town with the windows down and the music blasting, it's the best time anyone can have. I suggest this vehicle for younger people who want a first car that is reliable and will get them through high school and college. And a sidenote, these babies are fun to customize. So far I've put on some flame decals and some windshield lettering, and recently I just installed a 10-disc CD changer. For these customizing tasks this car is perfect because you can do pretty much whatever you can imagine, and she'll look good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2003

1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Sport 4 Cylinder from North America


Awesome car!!!


6 Hours after I drove the car off the lot the alternator went out, but the dealer had the car in the shop first thing the next morning and it was done by 3 that afternoon and I didn't have to pay anything to have it fixed.

I don't think the seats are very comfortable though.

General Comments:

I love this car!

It handles great!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2003

1999 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0 from North America


Great deal for someone who needs dependability


Alternator died at 70,000 miles.

Thermostat died at 85,000 miles.

Hood latch broke at 90,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car was a great deal.

If you are a small person with small pockets, this car is a deal.

The few, inexpensive problems were not bothersome.

This car has excellent gas mileage.

Even while gas prices continued to soar, I paid around 12-13 dollars to fill it up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2003

26th Apr 2005, 13:56

Timing built broke causing the cams to become off time and caused 700 dollars worth of damage. Suggested to change built and plugs every 60000 miles.