1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Sport 2.0L from North America
For the money this is a great car
First and foremost, I bought the car with a busted head gasket seal and a broken timing chain, and it cost me 420 dollars in repair at a repair shop.
I gave the car a tune up for 50 dollars, and spent 15 dollars on interior bulbs and headlamp sockets. I also purchased new tires for it that cost me about 330 dollars.
I also purchased a used I.A.C. valve for 15 dollars and installed it.
The total of all things needed was 830 dollars.
I have had no further problems with the car since I bought it.
Now that that's out of the way, the car is decent with fuel mileage (27 city/31 highway) and is very easy to track because I have only a 10 gallon fuel tank. I took a trip from Jackson, MI all the way to Sault Ste. Marie and back, and the car was very comfortable for a coupe.
I had enough space for me and my things with no problem.
This car is NOT a family car. It is (my opinion) aimed toward college students, local commuters, a small family (man and wife), or just a single person like myself.
Maintenance costs are very low, but then again I do most of the work on the car myself because it's easy enough to do.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd September, 2013