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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-06-09 08:33 AM
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35. My first ever car was a 86 Escort.
Edited on Mon Apr-06-09 08:33 AM by Tommy_Carcetti
It first belonged to my sister, but by the time I got it, it had 120,000 miles on it and was rather worn down. You could hardly go 20 miles in it without the engine flooding. I ran over a freak shovel head in the middle of the road and killed the power steering, which meant turning it was a bitch. By the time my dad took me to buy my new(er) car, we somehow got them to buy it in a trade in. Needless to say, after my dad had signed the contract and we were driving away, we saw the dealers in the parking lot trying to start it and it was just dead.

I assume that in its younger years it was probably a decent and reliable car, but by the time I got to driving it had seen its day. Hence, that is why my "first car nostalgia" doesn't attach to that car but rather the 1994 Dodge Shadow which I replaced it with. That was still my most favorite car I ever had, and objectively one of the best.
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  -Anyone here ever own a Ford Escort? MrPerson  Apr-04-09 05:46 PM   #0 
  - I had one and loved it  skygazer   Apr-04-09 05:50 PM   #1 
  - a 97 escort. A phenomenal car. Solid, cheap to run, and with stick shift, surprisingly peppy.  mainegreen   Apr-04-09 06:03 PM   #2 
  - They must have gotten better.  MrPerson   Apr-04-09 06:04 PM   #3 
  - the 85 was a MOST impressive vehicle  quakerboy   Apr-04-09 06:16 PM   #4 
  - If you had put oil in it it would have LEAKED out.  MrPerson   Apr-04-09 06:19 PM   #5 
  - Well, that was the problem. Thats why I didnt have any  quakerboy   Apr-04-09 08:20 PM   #15 
  - My first car was an '85 escort.  BulletproofLandshark   Apr-05-09 08:15 AM   #18 
  - I had one that ran to 300,000 miles. Greatest car ever!!  Critters2   Apr-04-09 06:24 PM   #6 
  - I had a '94 wagon.  bluedeminredstate   Apr-04-09 06:25 PM   #7 
  - '85. Severely underpowered and overweight.  Ikonoklast   Apr-04-09 06:35 PM   #8 
  - My first car was a '91 Escort  SallyMander   Apr-04-09 06:37 PM   #9 
  - I bought a 91 wagon new and LOVED it - sold it when it had 150K on it.  HopeHoops   Apr-04-09 06:45 PM   #10 
  - My first car was an 86 Escort wagon.  Starry Messenger   Apr-04-09 06:50 PM   #11 
  - Grandma had one, hated it intensely, went back to a honda civic that lasted 20 years. She only...  JVS   Apr-04-09 06:58 PM   #12 
  - Got a 1980 brand new Escort Wagon when we moved over here from UK  GCP   Apr-04-09 07:15 PM   #13 
  - I had a 99  tabbycat31   Apr-04-09 07:16 PM   #14 
  - A 'Scort?  RiffRandell   Apr-04-09 08:33 PM   #16 
  - Had a brand new one back in the 80's.  cwydro   Apr-05-09 08:10 AM   #17 
  - The one problem on mine was the ignition control module.  Wapsie B   Apr-05-09 08:46 AM   #19 
  - Yep, happened on both of our 84's repeatedly. Did you know there was a class action lawsuit?  Blue Diadem   Apr-05-09 11:04 AM   #25 
     - Oh and I just remembered another thing.  Wapsie B   Apr-05-09 06:24 PM   #30 
  - 98 escort wagon  dembotoz   Apr-05-09 10:20 AM   #20 
  - My family has had several and a freind had a wagon  Kali   Apr-05-09 10:36 AM   #21 
  - '84 Mercury Lynx wagon.  Blue Diadem   Apr-05-09 10:37 AM   #22 
  - Ex FIL had the very same one  AwakeAtLast   Apr-05-09 10:47 AM   #23 
  - Nope, but I had a Ford Cortina.  RebelOne   Apr-05-09 10:50 AM   #24 
  - I think I bought that car...  BlueCollar   Apr-06-09 01:09 PM   #38 
  - I had one from 1989-1998. Biggest piece of junk.  Mad_Dem_X   Apr-05-09 11:21 AM   #26 
  - I had an 85 Ford Tempo.  RubyDuby in GA   Apr-05-09 02:20 PM   #27 
  - I had a 97 wagon  Hangingon   Apr-05-09 04:33 PM   #28 
  - I had a '98 that was good basic transportation.  cloudbase   Apr-05-09 05:17 PM   #29 
  - No, but I've had two Tempos  MrScorpio   Apr-05-09 06:39 PM   #31 
  - Oh yeah,  achtung_circus   Apr-05-09 09:24 PM   #32 
  - They don't make those anymore, do they?  Shell Beau   Apr-05-09 09:36 PM   #33 
  - bought a '99 new. it was a POS.  KG   Apr-06-09 06:29 AM   #34 
  - My first ever car was a 86 Escort.  Tommy_Carcetti   Apr-06-09 08:33 AM   #35 
  - Knew a lot of people with Escorts who loved them, but my...  TreasonousBastard   Apr-06-09 08:52 AM   #36 
  - My grandfather had a Ford Escort  LynneSin   Apr-06-09 10:01 AM   #37 

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