2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0 DOHC from North America

Summary:

It gets great gas mileage and is not designed for rough roads!

Faults:

At 80,000 miles the low fuel light came on, and it suddenly acted like it had ran out of gas and would not start. I realized the fuel pump fuse had blown and replaced it, and it ran for 10-miles until it did the same thing again (blew the same fuse).

I later pulled up the back seat and realized the fuel pump wires were burnt! I pulled the fuel pump out and the wires on the inside of the tank was burnt also. I replaced the fuel pump sending unit, fuel pump driver module and the shut-off switch, which all had burnt wires.

The car ran great until 85,000 miles, and it did the same thing again. Took it into a shop and they replaced the wire from the firing wall to the shut-off switch, and that fixed it.

General Comments:

My 2003 ZX2 has been great besides the fuel wiring issue and the common Escort vibration.

My gas mileage is usually around 32-35 mpg.

The only things I don't like about my ZX2 is the space on the inside and it's not very powerful, but in all that's what I get when I buy a small 2-door coupe!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2009

2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0 from North America

Summary:

This car is great

Faults:

My transmission was shot, but still drove and never let me down.

General Comments:

I would and will buy another one. The handling is great and the gas is cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2007

2003 Ford Escort zx2 2.0 from North America

Summary:

It's a Cool Car

Faults:

The Car Surges during acceleration, including during passing, It started doing it within 3 months of owning it. No error codes come up on the computer at the dealer, Ford acknowledges the surge and there answer is this is "Normal Operation" for this car. It's been back to the dealer multiple times and the dealer told Me to give Ford some time to come up with a fix, they usually do over time, Now the car is out of Warranty and it's still not fixed. The dealer told Me Ford had a buy back program and this car should fall under that catagory, I contacted Ford and they say it's not a Hazard, so it doesn't fall under that catagory. If someone can tell Me how to fix the car, I'd love to fix it, Other than the surging, I love the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th August, 2006

2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0 from North America

Summary:

This car is a good overall value with decent reliability and performance

Faults:

3,000 MI Control Arm/Steering Column started leaking.

5,500 MI Fuel Pump Regulator (Computer Chip) Blew.

32,000 MI Dashboard Knob Replaced.

General Comments:

This car is an excellent bargain across the board. Overall reliability has been good with only a few minor problems which were dealt well with ford. Fuel economy has been excellent in the city and mixed use driving (32MPG), but could be a little better on the highway (35MPG) While not a muscle car, the performance is excellent with good handling and acceleration. Comfort is good for shorter trips, but is not the best for long road travel. To have all of this under 11K with tax brand new from the dealership was the best part of all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2006

2003 Ford Escort ZX2 from North America

Summary:

Best car I have owned

Faults:

Makes a weird noise when braking sometimes. Took it in to the dealer, they can't figure it out.

General Comments:

Love the car. Must have the spoiler, looks much better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2005

2003 Ford Escort ZX2 Sport package 2.0 turbo from North America

Summary:

A piece of *** good car

Faults:

Nothing what you expect man this car won't brake down.

General Comments:

Yo I got no comment I just wanna say this car is good ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2004

2003 Ford Escort ZX2 DE Zetec from North America

Summary:

As close to perfect as it gets

Faults:

I got a nail in my rear passenger side tire, and it cost $14.50 to patch it.

General Comments:

This car is as close to perfect as small cars get. If you can afford this car, buy it. I recommend getting the fog lights, sunroof, and manual transmission options.

Ford makes the best vehicles ever!

I will always trust Ford with making my vehicles. Never Chevrolet. Chevrolet's are extremely ugly and are complete crap.

Buy a ZX2.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2003