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    About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Friends. anyone has any experience with an 1995 Ford Escort LX? 

    I have a change to buy a completely mint, one owner and totally stock one for next to nothing with only 94k kms. 
    I am considering, but know very little about these little cars. I'd only want to buy if it's a super reliable car that people who had them have fond memories with... so anyone? 

    enjoy the trip down memory lane im sure Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Never owned one but do know that Ford does not like to support most of their older models. Have you asked a Ford dealer if you can still get small electrical parts for it?  Don't get a bad surprise or have.to scrounge in junkyards for some unobtanium relay or ignition switch part.


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Yea i will call my dealer tomorrow, that's a good suggestion. From my quick search, there are lots of parts found at wreckers and online etc.. that's either a good sign (as many were sold) or a bad one (if many broke) lol 


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    1991 BMW 535i Granitsilber/White Leather

    Ex: '91 BMW 318i, '89 BMW 525i, '74 Mercedes-Benz 280E, '87 BMW 325is, '86 BMW 325e, '05 Ford Focus ZX4 S, '85.5 Porsche 944

    
    

    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Even with low miles on the car, it is still a 21 year old Ford economy car. I have owned a lot of Fords and did put 452k miles on a duratec four cylinder before I sold that car. However, in my opinion it is not the miles but the age that would put me off.


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    I read the caption and I new where it comes from angry

    I have no experience at all but the car looks like it is made for a guy driving it and writing a story like Gates, Zuckerberg or Jobs. Take it fellow kiss


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    I don't get it. You have a 535i right? Why would you buy this? It isn't something special like an E30 or something. I see no reason to buy it and end up costing you heaps on up keep?


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    Lars997:

    I read the caption and I new where it comes from angry

    I have no experience at all but the car looks like it is made for a guy driving it and writing a story like Gates, Zuckerberg or Jobs. Take it fellow kiss

    And I really thought we have April Fool's Day today. Smiley Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    It is a Ford. What could possibly go wrong indecision


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    bluelines:

    It is a Ford. What could possibly go wrong indecision

    Well...it certainly cannot go over 330 kph or to 200 kph in around 10 seconds. Smiley Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    These were very common sight here… around 15 years ago. Cheap and easy to maintain car, so good buy on the second hand market. Since then, all of them are gone due to rust.

    Don’t see any sense in buying one, btw… 


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Boyko23:

    These were very common sight here… around 15 years ago. Cheap and easy to maintain car, so good buy on the second hand market. Since then, all of them are gone due to rust.

    Don’t see any sense in buying one, btw… 

    I guess Aron has way too much spare time on his hands...first gold digging, now this? What comes next? Knitting?! Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    RC:
    bluelines:

    It is a Ford. What could possibly go wrong indecision

    Well...it certainly cannot go over 330 kph or to 200 kph in around 10 seconds. Smiley Smiley

    It probably cannot be leased either SmileySmiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    bluelines:
    RC:
    bluelines:

    It is a Ford. What could possibly go wrong indecision

    Well...it certainly cannot go over 330 kph or to 200 kph in around 10 seconds. Smiley Smiley

    It probably cannot be leased either SmileySmiley

    This is why I bought it. Will be my last Ford though because of the crappy dealerships here. Smiley Right now, an independent mechanic is taking care of my car, something I actually hate and never do but this guy is the Shelby guru in Germany and he basically knows everything about this car, the good and the bad. The Ford dealer I bought this car at sucked big time and I could say some really bad things about him but he probably would sue, so I better shut up. Already had my altercations with him and his sister, no thanks. The type of people who think that if something went wrong for years and others accepted it, it is OK for me as well. Smiley I am happy I don't have to see their faces again and I really never had serious issues with any of my cars or dealerships or the mechanics/owners. Btw: I'm not the only one having this experience but like I said, this guy is very fast in suing people because he knows that it is difficult to prove what he does/did.

    No, I guess Ford isn't exactly "my" brand. I had very good experiences with BMW/Mini and Mercedes, less good with Audi though.


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Well RC for what it's worth I've had "bad" experience with my Skoda dealer, although not as hostile as the relationship you suffered with your Ford dealer. They were pleased to take the money to sell me the  car but the after sales service has been shocking, don't think I've experienced service this bad for many many years. A real shame as the car itself was pretty good, but as the mileage totalled up and a problems started so did my dissatisfaction. Smiley

    You will be pleased to know that I've now parted with the Skoda and now own a real "old mans" car for my DD...Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Ha ha ha!!!

    BTW - is this "sue" mentality a German thing? Surely if you've had a bad experience & document it factually, there isn't a thing they can do?

    I wasn't exactly quiet in my dealings with Porsche GB and only escalating to the ombudsman secured a resolution (or the actual engagement of the DP) but I'd never even considered I'd be sued for voicing my experiences? 

    Back to topic - if you've dry space to store this car and it gives you a buzz, why not go for it!


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Omg we have a Volvo driver in our midst. 😜


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    WAY:

    Omg we have a Volvo driver in our midst. 😜

    Two - bridggar and myself that have "come out"' so to speak - but there might also be some closet Volvoists on Rennteam ! Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Swedish power! indecision


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    The only Ford Escort I would even consider would be the Escort RS Cosworth.

     


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    dreamcar:

     

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    I actually like the looks of this Volvo. Smiley


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    I had a new '89 Escort that I made short work of. They don't do well in accidents. angry


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    RC:
    bluelines:

    It is a Ford. What could possibly go wrong indecision

    Well...it certainly cannot go over 330 kph or to 200 kph in around 10 seconds. Smiley Smiley

    Well I don't race a Ford on the Autobahn, they were made for shopping Smiley


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    1991 BMW 535i Granitsilber/White Leather

    Ex: '91 BMW 318i, '89 BMW 525i, '74 Mercedes-Benz 280E, '87 BMW 325is, '86 BMW 325e, '05 Ford Focus ZX4 S, '85.5 Porsche 944

    
    

    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Whoopsy:

    The only Ford Escort I would even consider would be the Escort RS Cosworth.

     

    Those are nice! Yeah well this thing would replace my 2003 corolla, in itself not a much worse car. It's just cute and mint. That said, I will not go for it. The best advice = re: age. There's not much else against it as much as the age. Also a '95 Ford is probably way way worse in terms of quality than an 80s BMW or Benz.. Actually, both will probably cost you Smiley Oh and my 535i im selling right now because it's time to let go (before the imminent bigger cost factors will spoil the fun for me) 

    The only new Ford I would consider is the Focus RS, but it's just a tad too much bling IMO.. At 29 I feel too old by about 9 years to drive this around and still be taken seriously... 

    Thanks, RT for keeping it real Smiley


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    1991 BMW 535i Granitsilber/White Leather

    Ex: '91 BMW 318i, '89 BMW 525i, '74 Mercedes-Benz 280E, '87 BMW 325is, '86 BMW 325e, '05 Ford Focus ZX4 S, '85.5 Porsche 944

    
    

    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Oh, so the 535i is going and you will need a new car soon? This will be fun. RT, start giving suggestions! How about a Volvo 850R wagon. See Dreamcar, I'm not against Volvo at all! 😁


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    With that Volvo suggestion, I am contemplating 'unfriending' WAY now.

     


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Aaron get what you can and bail out of those older Kraut boxes before Bosch owns all of your future earnings. Consider Honda or toyota, parts r cheap and you could learn to work on it yourself.


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Whoopsy:

    With that Volvo suggestion, I am contemplating 'unfriending' WAY now.

     

    Come on Nick, if I had said Volvo 850 SEDAN, it would have been understandable that you want to unfriend me. But I said WAGON! Everyone knows Volvo wagons are cool!!! Smiley 


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Atzporsche:
    Whoopsy:

    The only Ford Escort I would even consider would be the Escort RS Cosworth.

     

     

    The only new Ford I would consider is the Focus RS, but it's just a tad too much bling IMO.. At 29 I feel too old by about 9 years to drive this around and still be taken seriously... 

    Thanks, RT for keeping it real Smiley

    What mutton-head took this excellent thread off topic by talking about Volvo's? Smiley At least the Volvo V40 is based on the latest Ford Focus underpinnings so not entirely off topic....Smiley

    I had several proper RS Fords in my younger days, an Escort Mexico Mk.2 and followed by a RS 2000, then in 1986 a Sierra Cosworth (the original one with the whale-tail spoiler, bling before the word was invented). In between the Escorts and the Sierra I had a Capri 2.8 injection that deserved the RS moniker more than some that had it. All fantastic drivers cars of their age. The modern RS Fords just don't do it for me, maybe because I'm an old fart now (hence the Volvo)....Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Atzporsche:

    Friends. anyone has any experience with an 1995 Ford Escort LX? 

    I have a change to buy a completely mint, one owner and totally stock one for next to nothing with only 94k kms. 
    I am considering, but know very little about these little cars. I'd only want to buy if it's a super reliable car that people who had them have fond memories with... so anyone? 

    enjoy the trip down memory lane im sure Smiley

    I just love the duck tail  Smiley.

    If you buy her beware of the super slow steering and long shifts on the stick.. Smiley...


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