2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0 DOHC from North America
It gets great gas mileage and is not designed for rough roads!
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.
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