2000 Ford Escort

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of the 2000 Ford Escort. Base trim shown.

2000 Ford Escort Overview

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Vehicle Overview
Escort has been Ford's best-selling small car since 1981, but the company expects the new Focus to take over that role. Escort continues as a four-door sedan and sporty ZX2 coupe. The station wagon is gone, and the sedan now comes in a single price level. Ford has not said how long it will continue offering the Escort alongside the Focus, which was designed in Europe and will be sold worldwide.

Interior
Like most small cars, there's enough room for most adults to be comfortable in the front bucket seats, but the rear seat has limited headroom and legroom. The rear seatback folds to expand the trunk's 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The modern dashboard design has easy-to-read gauges and controls conveniently grouped in the center.

Under the Hood
You can buy an Escort with any engine you want, as long as it is a 110 horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a four-speed automatic is optional.

Performance
Escort provides economical transportation in a conventional small-car package. Because Focus is the center of attention, bigger discounts should be available on the Escort.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide
Vehicle Overview
Escort has been Ford's best-selling small car since 1981, but the company expects the new Focus to take over that role. Escort continues as a four-door sedan and sporty ZX2 coupe. The station wagon is gone, and the sedan now comes in a single price level. Ford has not said how long it will continue offering the Escort alongside the Focus, which was designed in Europe and will be sold worldwide.

Interior
Like most small cars, there's enough room for most adults to be comfortable in the front bucket seats, but the rear seat has limited headroom and legroom. The rear seatback folds to expand the trunk's 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The modern dashboard design has easy-to-read gauges and controls conveniently grouped in the center.

Under the Hood
You can buy an Escort with any engine you want, as long as it is a 110 horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a four-speed automatic is optional.

Performance
Escort provides economical transportation in a conventional small-car package. Because Focus is the center of attention, bigger discounts should be available on the Escort.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(3.4)
Performance
(3.9)
Interior Design
(3.2)
Comfort
(3.5)
Reliability
(3.0)
Value For The Money
(3.8)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Awesome car

by BengalsFan18 on September 26, 2012

Runs extremely well and had little to no problems with it when i owned one. I would recommend this as a great first car Read full review

(2.0)

You can do better.

by Everyday driver. from Detroit, MI on January 1, 2012

The car has no leg room in it. It sits too low to the ground. It was not my first choice of car due to its size. The seats are uncomfortable, and tough to adjust. It was fine for a year, but like ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2000 Ford Escort currently has 2 recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Escort received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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