I drive a 1998 Ford ZX2 as my daily driver. We bought the car in November 1997 right off of the show room floor. Today on my way home from work, I took a picture of the odometer shortly after the odometer rolled over 370,000 miles. The entire car including the engine and transmission are still the original factory parts and have not been rebuilt or repaired. It even has the original Ford wheel bearings that were put on at the factory. The only things that I have replaced were normal wear items like belts, ball joints, spark plugs, and that sort of thing.
My ZX2 will start and run every time, even if it is 10 degrees below zero. I would not hesitate to get in my car and drive anywhere regardless of the distance. I even pull trailers with it on a regular basis. I live just east of the Kansas City area and last fall I pulled my box trailer to Iowa and back on a deer hunt and I routinely pull a 12 foot john boat around to local lakes to go fishing.
When you have had a vehicle this long, you almost forget that it is only a machine and begin to think of it as part of the family. I am and always have been a diehard Ford fan. Growing up my family always owned Fords and they were great, dependable, and reliable vehicles. I wouldn’t dream of purchasing a vehicle that did not have a big blue oval on it. Thank you for building the best cars and trucks on the road!
P.S. I’ll write back when we break 400,000!