• (3.5) 8 reviews
  • MSRP: $69–$4,741
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 29-31
  • Engine: 110-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2000 Ford Escort

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2000 Ford Escort Reviews

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

Consumer Reviews

3.5

Average based on 8 reviews

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Awesome car

by BengalsFan18 from 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

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Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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