Hi, I just joined up! Had a 1998 Escort but the valve seat dropped and I wanted a better engine, got a 2003 ZX5 with 5 speed, double overhead cam 2 liter. It has a tach, cruise, power windows & doors, the 9006 audiophile system with a bass speaker in the back, and the 16 inch alloy wheels.
I got it in March and already have put 7,000 miles on it.
The volume knob on the radio doesn't work, but I just downloaded the owner's manual from your link and found out that it has AVC which should solve the problem.
I look forward to some good discussions here!