"This is a great girl car. It is sporty and fun to drive. It looks great and is very comfortable. The backseat is spacious once you are in but getting in and out of the back seat can be a challenge. I have taken excellent care of the car but in cold weather there can be some transmission issues. The gas mileage is fantastic! I can get 32 miles to the gallon easily. Overall, my car has never let me down in ten years."
"My escort would of been 10 yrs old in Jan/09. Bought it brand new for less than $10,000. Could not of asked for a better car. Never had any problems with it, just your usual wear and tear. Did not have to replace the orignal battery until I hit 175,000 miles, no joke. My escort finally had to come to rest last week, with just over 250,000 miles on it. I live in country, so if you want to go anywhere it takes adleast 30 minutes to get there. My job is over an hour away 1 way, so I spend alot of time on the highway. I kept thinking this car is not going to last much longer, but she just kept on going. Even with all those miles on it she still ran like a dream, never struggled to get up a hill, always had a little spunk. I'm going to truely miss my Escort, we spent alot of time together. ;)"
"I have owned the ZX2 for the past 7 years - 2001 model purchased new -- it has over 105K on it and still runs very well. Replaced tires X2 - replaced battery and had normal maintenance at 5K for oil changes plus normal maintenance. Had to replace a rear wheel bearing - total spent on maintenance with tires, oil changes etc over the past 7 years has been less then $1500 (average $200 per year). Insurance has been cheap and MPG averages 30+ not a bad low maintenance vehicle -- very satisfied."