Pros: "easy and cheap to fix, light weight, 30 mpg highway"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought my 99 Escort in 2002, when it had 115,000 miles (!) on it. It must have been a fleet car. I love this car, it has been so reliable for the past nearly 10 years. The only reason I am planning to replace it is because I live in Minnesota and it is rusting in some bad places. This car is nothing fancy, which made it great for trips to the lumber yard, the mulch pile, and so forth."
"Drove a 00 ZX2 for bout 3 years then totaled it :( then recently bought a 98 ZX2 and they run great with the manual tranny's and rarely ever need routine maintenance except for brakes and A/C compressor. They have a descent amount of pep for a 4cyl and get at best around 36mpg highway and town mileage combine. My recent one has 172k miles on it so far and these motors can take a descent beating too they love high rpms when you need to or want to stomp on it. But they aren't something you want to drive in the winter they want to spin so easy unless you slip the clutch a lot."
"i got the 2000 zx2 sr 4 years ago. It had 130,000 miles on it and today it has 195,000. Since i got it i have replaced the timing belt, fog light, and altinator. I got hit on the passanger side, but it still runs and the door still works. This car gets great gas milage. I put some studded tires on it and it plows right through pa snow. It also has some real pep in its step so i have to watch my speed. A few things have gone wrong, but my car has always got me home timing belt went in my driveway, got me home and would not start. I would recomend this car to anyone for as many miles as it has and still runs great! Hope she never dies"