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2003 Ford ZX2

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 23/Hwy 30/Comb 26 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 16V, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Mexico

2003 Ford ZX2 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.0
Out of 10

Based on 157 Ratings for the 2001 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.6/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.2/10
    Styling
    8.4/10

Cheap transportation

By on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Purchased a new car

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, great gas mileage"

Cons: "overheats, lack of features"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Bought the car about a year ago, got a pretty good deal on it at the time. Was awesome in the winter, excellent driving in light snow. Until about spring time I started to have the mechanical issues. Sitting in stop/go traffic on the freeway would make the car overheat, I had to replace the thermostat because it was leaking terribly, then my cooling fan won't kick on. Replaced little things such as valve cover gasket and spark plugs, not too expensive. If you put little bits of money into it once in awhile, it should treat you just fine."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Best Ford has come up with!

By on Sunday, October 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 241,650

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, gas economy, quick, and reliable"

Cons: "tight to work on if something gets broke"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have been driving my ford for 5 years and have put many miles on it. It travels about 50,000 miles a year the last 2 years, and has never let me down! I plan on having this car for another 20 years!"

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Definite Lemon-Used Car Buyer Beware

By on Friday, August 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Decent to drive, easy to park."

Cons: "Falls apart around 90K, too many repairs."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Bought this car used from a friend (bad idea) about a year ago for $2,500 with 90K miles on it. Within 5 minutes of owning it the passenger door handle snapped off. Should've taken it as an omen. A month down the road car died at an intersection out of nowhere, battery had a crack in it. A month after that I had to remount the motor because the motor was sliding around. Three months after that the relay switch went out for the heater ($250) and five months after that around 113K the timing belt went ($1,500) in the process of getting it towed for the timing belt the muffler clean fell off, bad weld ($75). A month after that the CCRM (for the AC) went bad. Had to re-route with a wire to run the air compressor. Currently has a bad lifter that is too expensive to replace and a broken passenger seatbelt that the wearer has to reset every time they wish to buckle up. It gets around pretty well and handles decently on the road, but shakes pretty bad when idling. Fits great into tight parking spaces in the city. Acceleration is average but sometimes shifts hard. Costs way too much to keep up and isn't going to do well on a trade-in at all."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Had Hesitation Issues, but the rest is gravy

By on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Constant hesitation

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to Drive! Stylish! Gas Mileage!"

Cons: "Puzzling HESITATION near end of life"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"THE BAD: Constant hesitation problem for an entire year. After bringing my car to, literally, countless mechanics could not find the issue as to why my car hesitated. (The cold and humidity is when it hesitated, mainly.) My only other complaint is that a lot of little things broke over the years: fuses, rear defroster, emergency brake, over-head light, etc. THE GOOD: The car has AMAZING gas mileage! Probably the most fun car I've ever driven! Driver-connection with the road, (something my NEW car lacks!) Very comfortable! Very stylish! Easy to figure out all the features! I'm going to miss this car. I just sold it to help me with a trade-in value to buy a new car. So many happy memories with this car!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

fun little car

By on Friday, September 27, 2013

I owned and sold this car
Reason: needed something bigger.

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "gas mileage, power, value"

Cons: "difficult to work on.."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Had this car for around 40,000 miles and it wasn't bad. It's got some power for a little 2.0 liter and handles pretty well. The only thing we had to do with this car while we had it was replace the belt tension-er which was a pain to say the lest. not much room to work on things in this car. got around 32 mpg on high way with the ac off. kinda cheesy cheap interior on the base model anyways."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Nice starter car, but broke down often.

By on Monday, February 04, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Light, quick, agile car with great gas mileage."

Cons: "Cheap price equals cheap quality. Minor hiccups."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"I've owned my ZX2 for nearly a decade now and had no problems creeping up to 100,000 miles. However, after around 90k I began seeing major issues with the car - I averaged $1,000 in repairs every year! I'm sure the repairs will be different for all, but the car drove great. Very light and quick, but doesn't offer much space or head room for those over 6 foot. I would probably not recommend the car, but only out of a sour taste from all the money dished out over the years. Buy with caution. . ."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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