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MY 1989 Ford Escort Terlingua GT .
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You may want to read the classified rules here: http://www.feoa.net/threads/classifieds-rules-4-8-2013.81684/

Basically, you need a whole lot more than what you have in this thread. I'm surprised the mods haven't closed it already.

Also, that's a big asking price for the car with that mileage. I could barely get that out of a 2002 Focus that had upgraded SVT suspension, tubular header, perfect paint, two sets of wheels/tires, new brakes, tons of other upgrades, new glass, and very slightly more mileage.

Maybe I'm cheap, maybe not, but the last time I ever went looking for a decent Escort, I was paying 1/10th the price.
 

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"Maybe I'm cheap, maybe not, but the last time I ever went looking for a decent Escort, I was paying 1/10th the price."

Well, it's a GT, so worth a lot more than the regular Escorts.
 

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Depends on the buyer. But, I was speaking of GTs. Most people saw "Escort," regardless of sub-model, and assumed it was cheap. Only on this forum have I seen prices be high.

Another case in point; I sold my '90 LX for pennies, basically, after asking $1k for it a few years back, due to a completely rebuilt engine, laundry list of new parts. Performance, it would've been very close to a GT, and out-handled one. I even mentioned it on here...zero bites. It was a bit rough in some spots (the interior was out, but I had all the parts), and had over $3k in mechanicals done to it. Paint was getting rougher, and it had one tiny spot of rust. Ultimately it was sold for scrap, at an eye-wateringly low $400 (and I had to throw in every spare part to get that).

This is why I say the price is too high. If it were a rare car (millions were made), or in immaculate (factory-fresh) condition with low mileage, it might be worth the price. But we don't even know what the thing looks like because the person hasn't added pictures.

Do you want to buy an island with a harem on it, somewhere in Alaska, sight-unseen?
 

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Depends on the buyer. But, I was speaking of GTs. Most people saw "Escort," regardless of sub-model, and assumed it was cheap. Only on this forum have I seen prices be high.

Another case in point; I sold my '90 LX for pennies, basically, after asking $1k for it a few years back, due to a completely rebuilt engine, laundry list of new parts. Performance, it would've been very close to a GT, and out-handled one. I even mentioned it on here...zero bites. It was a bit rough in some spots (the interior was out, but I had all the parts), and had over $3k in mechanicals done to it. Paint was getting rougher, and it had one tiny spot of rust. Ultimately it was sold for scrap, at an eye-wateringly low $400 (and I had to throw in every spare part to get that).

This is why I say the price is too high. If it were a rare car (millions were made), or in immaculate (factory-fresh) condition with low mileage, it might be worth the price. But we don't even know what the thing looks like because the person hasn't added pictures.

Do you want to buy an island with a harem on it, somewhere in Alaska, sight-unseen?
Having the interior out is kind of a big deal. Lol.
 

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Having the interior out is kind of a big deal. Lol.
Yup, carpets, head-liner, and trim pieces that can be installed in under an hour. 16 bolts (4 8mm and the rest 10mm) to remove front and rear seats, in goes the carpet, reinstall the seats, put in the head-liner, install the B piller trim pieces to hold it up, and put in the rest of the trim. I've personally done it in 32 minutes using a swivel-handle SK 3/8" drive ratchet and #2 phillips-head screwdriver. Not a big deal, especially when compared to rebuilding the engine (let alone the rest of what was on the car).
 

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Yup, carpets, head-liner, and trim pieces that can be installed in under an hour. 16 bolts (4 8mm and the rest 10mm) to remove front and rear seats, in goes the carpet, reinstall the seats, put in the head-liner, install the B piller trim pieces to hold it up, and put in the rest of the trim. I've personally done it in 32 minutes using a swivel-handle SK 3/8" drive ratchet and #2 phillips-head screwdriver. Not a big deal, especially when compared to rebuilding the engine (let alone the rest of what was on the car).
That's how you defend it but people don't wanna put together other people's projects unless it's dirt cheap.

And if it takes under an hour, you could do it before selling.
 

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Sure, if my powers of omnipresence were developed I'd be able to work on the car, while physically in another part of the country as well. That little detail is something you wouldn't have known, making your judgment one of ignorance and opinion only.

How is buying a used car not a project? Caveat Emptor. Dirt cheap is one thing, selling for scrap is another. In context, how is the car being offered above (still without pictures) not a project? It's an old car. Unless the owner has a laundry list of maintenance records and receipts, I would guarantee that something on that car would be in need of repairing or replacing. The most we know, based on the above info, is that the interior is not 100%, meaning it needs some work. Project car.
 

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Yes price and condition go hand in hand, and I'm not addressing OP. Just you crying over not getting more than scrap for a car that wasn't even fully assembled.

I'm surprised you even got what you got for it. Scrap prices must have been decent.
 

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I was trying to say it was overpriced, based on experience, not crying (again, your misconception borne out of ignorance, especially as you never bothered to ask the details). You can keep attacking, and I'll simply keep explaining.

You'd rather pay less for a car that has basically been rebuilt, because it lacks an installed interior that takes approximately a half hour to install? Your time must be incredibly valuable. I won't waste any more of it.
 

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I was trying to say it was overpriced, based on experience, not crying (again, your misconception borne out of ignorance, especially as you never bothered to ask the details). You can keep attacking, and I'll simply keep explaining.

You'd rather pay less for a car that has basically been rebuilt, because it lacks an installed interior that takes approximately a half hour to install? Your time must be incredibly valuable. I won't waste any more of it.
Actually I'd rather just have a new vehicle payment.

But yeah if I'm in the market for a cheap car, if I gotta put it together it's gotta be dirt cheap. My time actually is worth something.
 
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