VIN: 3FAFP11332R139049 condition: good cylinders: 4 cylinders drive: fwd fuel: gas odometer: 260000 paint color: red size: compact title status: clean transmission: automatic type: coupe
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Great Rallycross or Ice Racing candidate or Winter Car as I used it.
2002 ZX2 S/R clone, 260.000 reliable, regularly serviced miles on the car and engine, about 100,000 on the transmission. Timing belt & Tensioner set replaced at 240,000. Oil changed every 5000 miles with Motorcraft 5-20 or 5-30 Semi-Syn or later "High Mileage" equivalents. That's 42 times since I bought the car at 49,000. Good rotors and calipers, 3 of 4 replaced in 2017, brake fluid replaced 2017. Tie rod ends and ball joints are all good. Life-long Michigan car so there is rust. Everything works, including the AC, with 2 exceptions.
The car runs and drives and handles way better than any other Escort you've ever seen or driven.
THE 2 EXCEPTIONS: •It needs a fuel line repair• at the fuel filter inlet. It leaks, not massively, when the key on and the pump pressurizes the system. This is in the engine compartment where it transitions from metal line to plastic line at the barb fitting. It is quite simple, but finicky because of limited space. Kits to repair this specific Ford issue are readily available, I did it once a couple of years ago, it needs it again.
•It needs a starter.• It still has the assembly line starter. It currently has a "click" no spin issue, bad solenoid contacts I believe. I tolerated this "click" no spin issue when it happened in the past by just twisting the key on, off, on and it worked. You may be able to get a good whack, with a hammer, on the starter assembly to get it to spin and start. The engine is in great shape and will start immediately. I last drove the car in August so it's been sitting since then.
*I cannot promise that the starter will cooperate if you want to come and see the car run, and or drive it away, what I can Guarantee is detailed at the bottom of this ad*
The only significant aspect in which this car differs from a factory ZX2 S/R is that it's an automatic rather than a 5-speed. It was a used car (CPO from Blackwell Ford) so I didn't really have that choice. All the parts used were the same as the Ford OE used when they built the cars.
The engine has a Roush/ZXTuner intake with K&N air filter and an MSD coil pack and plug wires. Stainless steel free flow exhaust system and OEM Borla rear muffler. The suspension has Eibach higher rate springs (1-in. lower), KYB struts on the front, Bilstein Sport rear struts and a 22-mm rear sway bar, stock is 13mm. Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings are used on the front control arms, rear trailing arms, front and rear sway bar mounts and end links, and the steering rack.
All those suspension improvements do make a difference so I installed a Corbeau TRS seat on the Drivers side. Very comfortable and supportive seat for all driving. Have an additional passenger side Corbeau TRS seat, not included, if you want to work something out.
Awesome brakes with a fully functional Hand/Parking brake, it WORKS. The car has rear disc brake setup from the earlier generation Escort GT. The car has nice lightweight 17x7 alloy wheels and 215/45/17 tires. Included are 4 Dunlop Graspic DS-3 Winter Tires 185/65/15 on the stock Ford 15X6 alloy wheels. None of the wheels are curb-rashed at all. It has a front air-dam (a modified F-150 item) and fascia-to-radiator seal, and a rear lip spoiler.
Quite a few spare parts included also, including a cam alignment tool, a pair of new Megan racing rear springs, see pictures. Ford factory service manual (2 books) set included.
Fix the fuel line, replace the starter, and it will purr to life and drive very nicely first turn of the key. I will give you a $50 rebate otherwise, Guaranteed.
The price is the price, it's a screaming deal. Clear title in hand.
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