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To buy or not to buy?
Buy it 12%  12%  [ 4 ]
Walk away 88%  88%  [ 30 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:19 pm 
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The only Escort I would buy is a Mk3 RS Turbo in white. Lovely cars, and before they lost the plot with the superdull Mk4.


Nah, buy a mint MkII and then cut it up as a donor car for a nice kit. Watch the Ford loonies cry.



yeah, a mexico or RS would be sweet for that ;)


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gump wrote:
My mum had an Escort Cab Ghia when I was 17.

Managed to borrow it a coulpe of times and the looks you get as a 17 yo in a Escort cab at the time were pretty funny :)
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:lol:


gump wrote:
The only Escort I would buy is a Mk3 RS Turbo in white. Lovely cars, and before they lost the plot with the superdull Mk4.


Although possibly reasonable motors aren't the Escort /Sierra RSs the Konas of the car world? They command quite high prices despite the fact you could probably get a genuine performace car for less.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:23 pm 
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South Bound wrote:
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The only Escort I would buy is a Mk3 RS Turbo in white. Lovely cars, and before they lost the plot with the superdull Mk4.


Nah, buy a mint MkII


Series 1 RS Turbo. Nuff said. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:25 pm 
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John wrote:
gump wrote:
The only Escort I would buy is a Mk3 RS Turbo in white. Lovely cars, and before they lost the plot with the superdull Mk4.


Although possibly reasonable motors aren't the Escort /Sierra RSs the Konas of the car world? They command quite high prices despite the fact you could probably get a genuine performace car for less.


This thread gets better.

Jon - buy the Escort and a Cinder Cone and bring both to the Turkey Twizzler :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:26 pm 
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"Nah, buy a mint MkII and then cut it up as a donor car for a nice kit. Watch the Ford loonies cry."

you mean point and laugh for paying over the odds for a car when you only use the axle that lacks discs but has plenty of whine , a steering column and rack that is over 3 turns lock to lock , a xflow that needs a complete strip down or a pinto thats over weight , not to mention the leaking m16 calipers or tired 4 speed :lol:

you just end up with a ropey 80s locost :lol: even the sierra based cars are getting long in the tooth now everyone is using the hayabusa engine :lol:


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MadCowKev wrote:
John wrote:
gump wrote:
The only Escort I would buy is a Mk3 RS Turbo in white. Lovely cars, and before they lost the plot with the superdull Mk4.


Although possibly reasonable motors aren't the Escort /Sierra RSs the Konas of the car world? They command quite high prices despite the fact you could probably get a genuine performace car for less.


This thread gets better.

Jon - buy the Escort and a Cinder Cone and bring both to the Turkey Twizzler :lol:


Coffee spit over monitor moment! :lol:

Yea, and I'll offer haircuts too :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:28 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
MadCowKev wrote:
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I have a Vectra SXi ........to keep me entertained! :wink:


Dig yourself deeper Jon :lol:


I actually like it! :lol:


Old Yorkshire saying:
"When in a hole, stop digging!"


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John wrote:
gump wrote:
My mum had an Escort Cab Ghia when I was 17.

Managed to borrow it a coulpe of times and the looks you get as a 17 yo in a Escort cab at the time were pretty funny :)
.


:lol:


gump wrote:
The only Escort I would buy is a Mk3 RS Turbo in white. Lovely cars, and before they lost the plot with the superdull Mk4.


Although possibly reasonable motors aren't the Escort /Sierra RSs the Konas of the car world? They command quite high prices despite the fact you could probably get a genuine performace car for less.


You starting John?? ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:29 pm 
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I think you all have zero taste. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:31 pm 
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you just end up with a ropey 80s locost


Absolutely, that is all they are good for!

Mate used to have a car sticker that said 'I'd rather eat worms than eat a Ford' - Class!

Although saying that, there is something soooo sadly cool about a Focus ST220 thingy in Asbo orange...


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