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man my friends been pissin me off latley. tellin me the scort is garbage and i need to get something else. He used to be pretty open minded but now he hates anything but the third gen accord. he complains on anything thats not a 3g. he finds a fault with anything except the 3g. man its driving me nuts. he came back to our hometown and i saw him for 2 days and now i cant even stand to hang out with him cause all he does is diss on everyone else's cars. stuff so little as the mcolor or shape of the emblems or headlight shapes or something. just stupid stuff. then he brags about his club(3geez) is going to drive around and screw up the escort racing meet and make us look bad. I WANT HIM TO GO HOME!!! All this just makes me wanna get a 5spd 3rd gen scort or zx2 or even a 2nd gen gt or lx and SMOKE HIS ASS! his car ran a 17 flat last time at the drags with same stuff as mine but with a 5spd and cam. If i only had a 5spd....i just want to see his face when i tear him open with a 2nd gen gt. it would be oh-so-good. so i guess what i wanna say is thanks for being here so i can continue on my quest to beat up the 3geez with my escort. ive beat a couple of em already, all i need is a 5spd... Im never givin up on the escorts. NEVER!
 

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last time i checked, a '97 escort was and is a 3rd gen. i know the anguish you're going through. i had a buddy who once he got his new car, all of the sudden he was too cool for anyone. the club name "3geez" sounds kinda fruity by the way, like the kinda 'tards that drive up and down the strip with their spinner hubcaps, coffeecan exhaust tips, and APC window banners. give them each a quater so they can go buy a clue.
by the way, 17secs is not that fast. when he's running 14's and below, then he can talk. just wait till he gets tired of his car, or a jealous exgirlfriend keys his car, or better yet, he crashes it into a telephone pole (not fast, but fast enough to rough up his ride). then he'll settle down.
till then, keep your head up. the scort is nothing to mess around with, i've beat many-a-ricers with a stock engine. the only person who understands or appreciates the escort, is the owner of one. just think of it as you not falling in with the crowd.

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or better yet, he crashes it into a telephone pole (not fast, but fast enough to rough up his ride). then he'll settle down.
:lol: he recently crashed it into a curb! hahaha. He took out all his rear suspention, most of the front and both driver's side wheels. BTW- i was with him when he did it. It was really retarded of him. he was going too fast and pulled the e-brake. he is a really good driver, but not with the e-brake. This crash was BEFORE he started being gay though. It started after i got cat-back and my msd. It's all because i actually go to the strip and am getting a fast car, and he's stuck with a fugged up car and its no one's fault but his own. he'll see what's up when i smoke him in a 2nd gen GT or zx2 or 5spd 3g. and 3Geez is a cool name and a pretty alright club for the most part. all the other guys are really cool and have actually been helping me. this guy just ruins it for them.
 

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yea. but escorts are not the top tuning cars either. they are a really nice rental car however.... I love mine so screw him! and i want to see his face when the 2nd gen gt i WILL get will burn his car. He doubts it will break 17s. boy is he in for it! Even stock i think the gtscort could hold its own for a while, but since i will have a couple grand to spend on the car it will be able to kill his car and look a s#!tload nicer!
 

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dude, dont sweat a 3g accord, just tell him to line it up and see who's got who... that's what I did with my 87 GL wagon and a guy I knew in a 4th gen civic, and a 3rd gen accord. I'm sure you have a better setup than a 180k 1.9 TBI w/ new clutch, which is what I ran and got both of them. Escorts may not be up there in the tuner world, but I've been to just about every camp, and I have to say I keep coming back to the Escorts/Protege's... that's from DSM's, Honda's, RX-7's, and Toyota's... they are just fun as hell to drive and cheap enough to do stupid shit in LOL :D
 

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What is 3rd gen Accord? By my math it's the one with the pop up headlights. 86-89. But it can't be that. No one would ever think it's something to brag about. Well they changed the body every 4 years but the chassis every 8 years, so by the 8 year cycle math it's the 94-97 bodystyle, but that 8 year run would include the 98-200? body. I know they've deviated from the 4 and 8 year spans here. Anyway Which is it?
 

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Hey guys, im a member of 3geez and heard about this thread through the grapevine. I just want to see if i can help clarify some things.

The whole part about the guy who has the 3g making fun of red97lxscort was supposed to be kind of a joke that got out of hand. I just want to appologize for the 3Geez community for this misunderstanding.

We do love our cars, but we're in a very similar situation as you escort/ford fans so we can empethize with you. Not many people drive them or know of their potential so we get ragged on a LOT about owning them. The fact is, that our cars have a lot of potential when it comes to high performance. Just recently though have parts become readily available so not many people realise what can be done with the 3rd gen accord.

For relatively little money (under $3k), these cars can be sent into the sub 13second category with a small turbo. Thats hard to say about most other hondas and most cars in general (there are exceptions of course).

No matter what we all drive, we're all enthusiasts of a small community who dont follow along the path of all the other 'tuners' that drive the oh-so-common civic/integra etc. I hope that there are no hard feelings between our communities because of some misunderstanding.

If any of you have any questions, feel free to ask.

thanks
Caleb
 

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i will post in calebs absence here... the 3rd gen accord is the one with the flip lights. 86-89, and i believe it is soemthing to be proud of, it is the only flip light accord gen made, and our engines were left decidedly underpowered, and the DX and LX models still had carburators. This makes the cars not only visually unique for honda, but like Caleb said, they can be brought to very competative speeds rather easily.
Sure they are a dime a dozen (i see 5 or 6 every day, not including mine) but they are seldom tuned to their full potential.
If you have any other questions, you can visit www.3geez.com to try to find some answers. take care guys, PEACE!
 

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'86-'89?? criminy! i swear honda goes thru generations of their vehicles faster than any other car company. i saw a sticker on a civic the other week and it said something like "7generationcivics.com". SEVEN?!? i just got adjusted to the 6th!! it's like honda has A.D.D. for generations. it's getting absurd.

..and for the accord, it really is an eyesore either way you look at it. flip lights - there are many other cars out there on the road worthy of having flip lights, like the RX-7 or the Vette (and not the accord). modded or not, they all need to go back into the bottom of the scrap heap.
 

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True, Honda does go through changes a lot, but i dont see why thats a BAD thing.

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modded or not, they all need to go back into the bottom of the scrap heap.
I didnt (and still dont ) want to start a flame war so this is (hopefully) my final word on the subject.

I came here to appologize for one of our members for ragging on your cars but some of you obviously arent very mature. The above statement proves just that. The same exact thing can be said about the escorts as well. It all boils down to personal preferance really. Sure the ZX2's might be fast, but for the most part, escorts (and most fords) are basically worthless. They have almost no reliability (i've had first hand experience) and they have no value after a few years. An accord thats almost 20 years old and in good condition can still fetch around $3k bluebook. You'd be lucky to get that much for an escort that more then 5yrs old. That right there proves how good the accords are. I'm not going to go and say our cars are so much better then yours because we'd be back to where we started. Just realize that you arent taking a car that has a whole lot going for it so be careful when you rag on somebody elses car.
 

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this all started by my friend saying THE SAME THING!!! Im good friends with marioburke and terry from redding and i love the 3g. I just dont like someone who usually supports me and helps me with stuff saying it's garbage. It's not. Sure the 1 and 2 g scorts arnt very reliable but check consumer reports for the 97-present escorts. bet ull be supprised. they got recommended and have great reliability. Part of the reason why i love them is because they have no resale value, which means you can pick them up for cheap and fix them up fast. Ford does have a histoy for crappy cars, but the escort is one of the better ones. I do agree that they do not have the quality workmanship or style of a import, but i like the challenge in fixing them up. thanks for posting man. i didnt want to start anything, i just needed to vent after being put down for like 3 hours straight. see ya around....
 

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Honda redesigns their cars so often so they can apply the latest technology as soon as possible and be the ones with the most advanced cars on the road for a moment. That sounds all nice but the objective is increasing profit at the expanse of the customers who just bought last years model. Planned obsolescence. All cars are done that wasy but Honda seems to do it the most often, and systematically. They could,'t give a rat's butthole what it causes for the people who just bought their cars, in terms of effect on resale value or the realization their cars just became technologically inferior. They just want to sell more cars. Automakers will do whatever it takes to get an edge over their competitors and yes, it gets ugly, and no, ethics are not part of the game.
 
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