Ford Escort

National Stick Shift Day: Learning on the Fly (and Failing)

By Jennifer Newman on July 16, 2018

How did I learn to drive a stick shift? Trial and error — mostly error. Today is National Stick Shift Day. Well, Cars.com's Editorial department has decided to make this a thing becaus... Read More
IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on November 9, 1997

The Ford Motor Co. has a cool version of a hot set of wheels in its new 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 coupe.The '98 ZX2 comes in "Cool" or "Hot" form and is aimed at young buyers who want to combine s... Read More
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on August 23, 1997

You can never have too much fun. So what a relief it is that Ford has opted to produce the Escort ZX2, a new sports coupe that helps to fill the 1998 lineup now that the Probe is history. I sa... Read More
The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on July 2, 1997

RAV4 or a ZX2? The Internet-and-coffeehouse generation faces some tough choices these days in the car market. It's not easy to find a fresh, exciting style on a limited budget, especially if ... Read More
washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on June 27, 1997

Sometimes, looking good is good enough. Take the 1998 Ford Escort ZX2. The thing turns heads. But it's just an econocar with attitude. Serious hot-rodders will ignore it; so will anyone who ... Read More
Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on June 26, 1997

When Ford rolled out its redesigned line of Escorts last year, one model was missing: the Escort GT, a staple of the Escort range for more than a decade. The Escort GT always was a good-looking, a... Read More
The Miami Herald's view

By Terry Jackson on June 26, 1997

My first stint behind the wheel of a Ford Escort was not pleasant. It was 1983 or thereabouts, several years before I became an automotive writer, and the Escort in question was a Hertz rental in ... Read More
Our view: 1997 Ford Escort

By Al Haas on May 16, 1997

In the car business, Z's seldom have much to do with sleeping. I don't remember ever nodding off at the wheel of a 300-horsepower Nissan 300ZX Turbo. Nor do I recall feeling drowsy while... Read More
TheMercuryNews.com's view

By Ann Job on April 25, 1997

Here's a novel way to design a new car: Give prospective customers a throw-away camera, have them document their lives in pictures, then use the pictures to develop a car that fits them. That... Read More
chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on April 6, 1997

Ford Motor Co. is, if nothing else, a symbolic automaker. It had the media trek to Alaska last year to witness the unveiling of its Expedition sport-utility. An expedition into the Alaskan wild... Read More