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Post by mulvihill » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:31 am

yea i have a 98 ZX2 too! its got a good amount of mileage but man its so fun to drive. a lot of people doubt its reliability but it never lets me down.
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Post by Hatchman » Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:57 pm

I've heard and read that Escorts are one of the few cars Ford pulled off with pretty good reliability and customer satisfaction.

Happy to see you got the car you wanted 8) I know how it feels.

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Post by mtheis » Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:33 pm

ihartmacz wrote:Also, Ford engines are non-interference so if my timing belt breaks, I'm not totally screwed.
That's one reason I bought a Toyota over a Honda. AFAIK, all Hondas have interference engines. That reminds me, I hit 120k a couple weeks back so I better get that belt changed! :P
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Post by Hatchman » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:08 am

^Does that necessarily mean the timing belt will need replacing? This can't be, as my FiT does not require it.

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Post by mtheis » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:14 am

My car requires that the belt be changed every 60k miles. The maintenance intervals on your car may be different. Look in your owner's manual and it should tell you. But yes, the belt has to be changed else you risk possible engine damage.
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Post by Hatchman » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:47 am

But me FiT has a timing chain, so there. :P

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Post by mtheis » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:13 pm

Lucky... I wish my car had a timing chain. :P
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Re: Wanted: Ford Escort ZX2 1998-1999

Post by wideeye » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:59 pm

Hi - saw your ad and I have a 1998 ZX2 that I want to sell. It's only been highway driven and faithfully maintained. Most major expense was the set of new head lights about 1 year ago. Has been an excellent car.

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Re: Wanted: Ford Escort ZX2 1998-1999

Post by mtheis » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:18 pm

Holy thread revival, Batman!
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Re: Wanted: Ford Escort ZX2 1998-1999

Post by ihartmacz » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:53 pm

I've had four cars since I posted this.

I had a zx2 and crashed it two years ago this January!

And yes! The Zx2 is an awesome car. I loved it to death! Pulled strong and got awesome gas mileage. Just as reliable as my Toyota was!
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Re: Wanted: Ford Escort ZX2 1998-1999

Post by Leedeth » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:11 am

Holy fvcking sh1t, after two years the OP replies within an HOUR.

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Re: Wanted: Ford Escort ZX2 1998-1999

Post by hockeystyx16 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:42 am

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i wish i could tho :lol:
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Re: Wanted: Ford Escort ZX2 1998-1999

Post by Bawked » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:54 am

my mates fixing up an old esky

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1.3L carbed i4.... he got bot wheels spinning on the gravel i was suprised :lol: must b cause its manual, 4 speed ftw!

the odo has been over atleast twice, fvcking legendary ford quality :lol:
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Re: Wanted: Ford Escort ZX2 1998-1999

Post by watkins » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:24 pm

Bawked wrote:fvcking legendary ford quality
You lost me there...
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Re: Wanted: Ford Escort ZX2 1998-1999

Post by Werty » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:43 pm

watkins wrote:
Bawked wrote:fvcking legendary ford quality
You lost me there...
I know it seems strange, but Ford is well thought of in other parts of the world :)

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