2000 Ford Escort ZX2 Ztec from North America
Good car with its small problems
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.
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