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Cons: No ashtray.
Advice: Its a good fun car for single peopleI bought my 2002 Ford Zx2 around march of 05. So far its been a realy great car. Sporty appearance and snappy acceleration (with a 5spd anyway), much more then you'd expect from a 4 banger. Handles good but lil rough on bumpy roads.Gas milage is around 33hywy I've done few upgrades K&N intake,Msd ignition,ect.. Interior is sylish but simple, kinda small in back(not to mention is a 4 seater), but roomy up front. Being 6ft I have no trouble getting comfortable. Just an all round fun car.
Pros: the room
Advice: If your looking at a Focus for milage get this one for the room!May I jump in and say after having old beaters such as a mini ram that blew a head at 262,000 and a 1984 Cherokee that you could actually F.O.R.D or R.I.P I have to say this one is my dream come true.Has quick response, easy handling. AND Note to those of you who say the trans went out. Read the manual! You are suposed to drive this in OverDrive or first setting after neutral. D standard for slippery conditions such as snow or rain.It was love at first site for me especially since mine had only 29,000.Purchased 9/11 this year 2005, now November 16th and put 4Gs on it. Talk about road worthy. So for I only changed the rear turn signal bulb.
Pros: I love the safety of it.
Cons: The mirrors fell off somewhat easily.
Advice: Test drive as much as you can, any car. This car worked for me, but it may not for you. It is great on gas, it is not extremely expensive, and is quite stylish.I owned my own Ford Escort ZX2 and fell in love. I was also in an accident with it recently. I was hit on the passenger side at over fourty mph by a GMC Sierra. The worst i got was a sore body with some bruises and glass cuts. The safety of this car is amazing. And actually, although it says 2002 below, it was a 2000 model.
Pros: Power Windows, locks, trunk access & remote security system
Cons: Head restraints are not positioned correctly; noisy when back seat is lowered; tires are not readily available in
Advice: Purchase extended warranty from Warranty bytelI have a 1999 ZX2 sport model; 50K miles. I have driven mostly highway miles (11 hour 1 day trip to Columbus OH from KC KS) with no problems & good mileage. The weather turned bad; heavy rain& hail storms...the car 'tracked true' and was stable at 65 & 70 mph. The air conditioning (cycling on & off) didn't cause a noticeable drop in power. The car was delivered with 4 misaligned tires; these had to be replaced during the 1st year. I would recommend this car to anyone.
Pros: responsiveness and acceleration smooth with 5 speed
Advice: great economy with dependabilityIts responsive, handles well and never had a problem with it at 55,000 miles