1999 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0 from North America
Cheap, peppy, fast and economical.
The ngine could be more refined.
Very quick steering.
After it broke in I get 30mpg in the town and 36-38 mpg on the highway.
Great fit and finish for a $12,000 car. Premium sound with CD sounds pretty good. Interior controls are easy to use and well laid out.
Car and driver said zero to sixty in 7.4 seconds with manual transmission. Sounds really neat when driven hard. Have not done a thing.
I change the oil every 10K and it stays full between changes. Make sure to only use 5w-20 or 5w-30, anything else will screw up the variable timing.
Seems to get great snow traction, mine has the 15 inch wheels and tires. No problems in the snow or rain.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th July, 2001