2000 Ford Escort Reviews

2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0 liter from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter Automatic
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Unreliable

Faults:

I have a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2. It has 92000 miles, and lately I've been experiencing a weird problem.

Occasionally, but more frequently as of late, when I try to turn the key forward in an attempt to start the car, all the warning lights and everything come on as they should when the key is in the run position, but when I try to turn it all the way forward to start the car, all that happens is a short click noise.

I turn the key backward and try again, and still get the same result.

I have replaced both the starter and battery with brand new parts. Still the same issue occurs.

Any ideas?

General Comments:

Love the gas mileage on this car.

However, the unreliability is getting ridiculous.

I really would like it to start when needed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th October, 2010

2nd Aug 2011, 23:37

It might be your ignition switch going bad.

24th Jan 2012, 23:29

Number 1, you can't really give the car a bad review because you bought from a used car lot, and now find that there is something wrong.

Number 2, replace the battery cable terminals and that will fix your problem. That is a maintenance issue, like changing the oil. Not a service issue, like a transmission or motor.

2000 Ford Escort from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired198000 miles
Most recent distance200465 miles

Summary:

This is a great car!

Faults:

For the first nine months of having the car, I had no problems. I loved the car!

About the tenth month of owning the car, I had to get new brakes. Which is common, brakes are not expensive, and with me driving on the highway, I didn't mind that.

After the brakes got fixed, the wheel bearing had to be fixed.

Other than those two incidents, the car has been fine. I would recommend this car to anyone that is a beginner driver or wants to save money on gas.

And the space of the car is small, but the car is not for a family. I still had enough room to move to and from school.

General Comments:

The car has great speed.

The cops overlook Escorts, so speeding is no problem.

It is very easily to handle the vehicle.

For back seat passengers, they do not have much space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd October, 2010

2000 Ford Escort ZX2 Coupe 2.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Generally a good vehicle

Faults:

My timing belt jumped time, and the lights flicker sometimes.

General Comments:

This is a great car, no matter what anybody says. Enjoy it while you've got it. They'll be gone soon. And by the way, the rough idle is the way the car is made, only if it's a standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2010

2000 Ford Escort ZX2 SR from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Manual
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

An awesome car

Faults:

The only things bad that I have seen with this car have been the timing belt, the serpentine belt and the clutch. All fixed, and it runs like a champ.

General Comments:

I love this car. Never liked Fords till this last year. But I love my ZX2 SR. I really have nothing to say bad about it.

It handles like I like it. Smoke the doors off anybody. And as for the idle, someone may have not found a fix for it yet, but everyone that has said that they hate the idle; there's something wrong with yours because mine only does it when we have ran the car all day, and only at a stop.

Other than that, I love the gas mileage that it has, and the fact that it is a sporty car, but has the mileage I like as well.

All in all, this is a good car. Plus the 00 ZX2 SR is just about a rare car to find anymore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2010

2000 Ford Escort ZX2 Ztec from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Ztec Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance100450 miles

Summary:

Good car with its small problems

Faults:

About 45000, my serpentine belt broke while driving on the thruway.

100,450 miles, the stabilizer bar broke.

Pipe leading into the heating core broke (multiple holes).

Finding and replacing fuel filter.

Car shakes when idles/shuts down.

General Comments:

Finding and replacing the fuel filter was very hard. Hoping if you do this, you find a friend with long arms. Just take out the air intake system.

Fixing the pipe leading into the heating core pipe was only $50, but the time to take it out and the extreme patience to put it back in were priceless.

Car doesn't shake anymore, replaced the fuel filter and replaced the stabilizer bar, wondering which one of the two helps more, but car almost never shakes anymore. Hope this helps with other people's problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2009

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 56 reviews