I see this car most everyday. Back when I was looking at cars for my son about six years ago, the cheapest running, driving cars I could find were often ZX2s, still hanging on, but roached out within an inch of their lives.
I have seen this car for years, it looks like it drove off the new car lot two weeks ago. Somewhere in the cubicle palace of a building I work in is a person who took what literally everybody else in the world saw as a disposable appliance and treated it, plastic wheel covers and all, like, well, like it wasn’t a Ford Escort. Which is kind of cool.