Discussion in 'Escort Wagons' started by Tnashua, Jan 13, 2015.
Hmmm. Do we want to go there :-O
I am sorry (or perhaps that's proud) to say that I have no photos of farm animals in human clothes to share.
However, back on topic, there are currently four white wagons and one red wagon on the books. Being in SoCal, the white ones still sport intact clear coats as does the red one (for the most part). The same cannot be said of the latest two (which were both Dark Tourmaline) that I retired. Both of those blue-green / greenish blue cars had completely exploded clear, a most common sight for the darker colors around these parts.
And YES, I do number my Escorts. But only the white wagons. I do this to remove all ambiguity when talking about them with the other drivers in the family. Numbers 4 and 2 are visible in this shot.
Wow- I never expected to see a goat in a wedding veil when I started this post...
We had 2 "green" wagons for a while- 1 was referred to as Ichabod and the other "the green wagon"... I tried renaming "the green wagon" Xescort, but so far my wife hasn't cooperated... We've had the SScort, the Racescort & the GTXcort- so XEScort seems like a winner to me- I'll keep trying!
Side question for you guys (& gals)- who else names their cars?
I usually name my cars, but this Tracer for some reason doesn't have one. Mostly, for reasons unknown I also assign a gender to a vehicle too. This car doesn't have one either. I DO however talk nice to it, calling it my buddy or friend, and thanking it for getting me to work and back home every day. My kids simply call it "the wagon", and my 5 year old let's me know it's HER car that I'm allowed to use.
Once she's done I'm gonna call her "The Raven"......
Nice pic John, though I am a little disturbed by it!
I named my wagon Graham since the interior and paint are almost exactly graham cracker colored. Maybe that's how I can fix the clearcoat...I could glue cinnamon and sugar to it.
My oldest daughter was very upset when we sold the focus wagon that we had- she always referred to it as "Her Car". She doesn't seen too attached to either of our current vehicles...
Let me know how that cinnamon/sugar clearcoat fix works
The Raven eh?!
Any new wagon owners want to chime in?
I got a white 2nd gen wagon, dunno if Ill repaint it though, I like the white.
Wow! Let me know if you ever part with one of these. I so dearly love my white wagon.
My wagon is the dark red (kinda close to maroon) color. Not sure of the proper name for it. The clear coat has started chipping off like mad this past winter on the roof. Not sure if giving it another good wax would slow it down or not at this point.
The book says Pacific Green. It is my second green one. Bought it last month. Looked for 3 years til I found one in my backyard. Garage kept, owned by someone who loved the car. Interior looks new. Perfect for when I make the PIT to HOU trip carrying my art work.
1997 LX, 72 k miles
If only it had been purple.
Any car cover recomendations? Have no choice but to park it on the street.
Nice little wagon!
Yes. Don't use one. Outdoor covers seem to cause more problems than they prevent. Just keeping it waxed and using some window shades (and/or tint) will serve it quite well.
Nice score I am particularly fond of the green and purple wagons myself. I'd probably like a blue one too, but I have yet to see one- was it even an option on 3rd gens?
1997 color chart:
was there another Supreme Court ruling I didn't hear about?
From what I can ascertain, 1997 was the only year purple was available. Sorta dashed my enthusiasm when I saw it was named Boysenberry Blue. (Yuch) It's a stretch probably because some marketer didn't think purple would sell. Kinda like saying an Irish Setter was colored Georgia mud red. IMHO
There is a 3rd gen wagon that is a truer purple (more like the one offered on some 2nd gen cars) about 35 minutes north of me. It has been that color for at least 14 years- so either it was repainted early in it's life, or Ford did offer it at some point...
NO- EscorGo, but with their track record- that could be next...
some of the colors on that chart don't look like they do in real life. There was definitely a purple in 97 as a factory color. seen plenty of them.
My '97 is Boysenberry Blue. In bright sun it's definitely purple, but it's almost black in different lighting conditions...
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