There is a newer four door ZX3 with a leather interior on a lot close by. Are the leather seats the same as the cloth?
As for the Ztec engines, I have been looking for the 3 as the eighth character in the VIN number to figure out what engine is in the ones I have been eying up since most places/people don't show a pic of the engine and many list it incorrectly in the description.
Edit: Excellent info whynotthinkwhynot! Is the shifter a problem on the '02.5 and earlier manuals? How about the early autos? Are they prone to premature failure?