Discussion in 'Eastern Canada' started by JustinGT, Sep 7, 2003.
Here are my pix...
What Mike.... No picture of where Chad worked?????????? :lol:
That was not a bad meet, except that the "Drive 120kph" rule went out the window five minutes outside Hamilton.... :/
By the time I got home, I had almost no feeling in my Clutch, it was like pressing your foot into Jello whenever I had to shift... Not good...
Oh, well.... I call the transmission place later today to see what they can do...
Looks like Saajeevan's car is about one of the nicest Escorts out there.Looks like hes enjoying the fact that everyone is checking his car out.Looks like hes enjoying being there.Almost proud,I would say.Too bad he thinks investing in an Escort is a (quote) "BAD FINANCIAL INVESTMENT AND A WAIST OF MONEY"Strange, ain't it?
:twisted: And theres MY 2 CENTS!!! :twisted:
cool pictures. just one question... when did this turn into an "EDRT" meet?
well, from what i know, the meet started on erdt, then came here, for more cars
The best looking escort is the grey one that is not painted yet and has huge sideskirts and a nice front bumper...his car will look nice once the paint is on!
Everything I've put bold on is a DUH repair. 1 year old cars are no guarantees, they can have this same stuff break on them. The sensors I can see, but you chose to run around to get the things that aren't technically repairs, so you shouldn't count the gas you used for that.
The stuff I've italicized is a NON needed repair...like new fog lamps, or tint... You cannot count that as a "repair".
You don't need them, but you wanted them.
Some of this stuff, like new tires or struts, you will find with any car needs replaced, no fair throwing bad words at an Escort for stuff like that.
And if you had a decent shop who did the rust repair the right way, then you wouldn't have any rust coming back.
Half that stuff you quoted looks like stuff you bought for the car JUST BECAUSE you wanted to. Not tryin to jump in your bad side there, but that's just my opinion on the matter.
...They add up to $12,670. ...which, for the record, is over $11,000.
That said, I'd have to agree with James... much of what you list in your expense sheet is not related to getting and/or keeping the car in good operating condition -- it is simply adding/upgrading to achieve a personal goal... something that you may very well have done with a 1-year old car (or even a brand new car), as well (tinted windows, etc.).
You don't give a timeframe for this work... but, personally (as James hints at), if I had spent $4,500 on any car for body repair, I would expect (barring accidents, of course) it to remain in near-pristine condition for many years to come...
Thank you for posting the pics guys - well done, not a 'modelle' in sight!! Always good to see my colonial cousins at play!
Believe it or not I got into a fender stratcher accident and so I had that fixed and most of my car repainted (apart from above door window and fin). I paid $1000 out of pocket. Insurance paid $500 (big mistake cause my rates almost trippled after that for claiming $500).
So my cars been painted over 2 times with over $6000 in bodywork and paint and believe it or not the hood is chipping, there other area's bubbling with under paint rust (where the steal custom construction was), and other problem areas). Why?; because it was not a quality thought out job. I guess I would have had to pay $12,000 for a quality thought out paint job.
But why would I do that when the rest of my car is rattling. I mean its a cheap $1500 escort (an old lady) that I'm put make up on. Then again, all cars are that way when they get old.
That is why I made my comments at the meet and I still feel that way.
Cars are a bad investment. Especially ones like escorts and ordinary bmws. They are a money pitfall.
Buy one you want to drive, drive it and throw it out. Don't supe it up like I did. I spent over $35,000 canadian on mine and it was money wasted.
Take care. I gotta do some studies now so I can make some real money. :roll:
alright not to join anybodys bad side here, but ill have to agree with james on this one yet again. He states a good point, hell if you think thats alot, my brother spent that much on a 2001. He got screwed over on it, yes but he still had to pay for that, insurance and the car payment all in one month. And most of the stuff on the list is basic maintinance. And no reason to spend that much on a paint job, unless your a car show kind of guy, and that dont mean any escort meets either. For instance NOPI kind of shows. where there are 100's of cars, unless is a pure show car not everyday wear and tear, then get into the high end paint jobs.
Yeah you're right about the paint jobs sethxtreme. I mean my basic paint job didn't even survive the stone chips, the rear ends, the side scrape, the parking lot scapes, the miscellaneous damage (like me ripping apart the body work by leaving on big mudflaps). And the poor paint job strains like interior rust bubbling, other rust, etc.
This is part of the reason I get fed up with my car. I worked hard making it look nice and now its far from perfect. The only option is to do the show car paint job at the show car price and drive your car around on a flat bed tow truck; never park it in a parking lot, etc.
But my car is not a show car, its a car I use day to day and its a car that I use in the winter. So of course its going to get damaged. Especially the bodywork.
You should see my parents Intrepid and you can see what time will do to a car.
It makes me think.... why did I bother to supe it up in the first place. I should have just driven a sleeper. That way I would have had money to turbo it. The sound system I don't regret though. Even in the event of a serious car accident, that should stay intact.
O.k. take care... :wink:
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