Discussion in 'Photo Forum' started by Jane.motorhead, Feb 21, 2020.
Nice! That's three of them, right?
Yes but we've since sold the wagon, sadly , then bought another sedan... Now there's my hatch back and two sedans. Have you noticed the wagons got kinda expensive? And by expensive I mean like, around $1000 ... I paid $250 for the hatchback and $150 for the sedan both turn key cars.
These cars in good shape have been at the $600 to $1500 price in my neck of the woods, depending on just how good they were.
Maybe cars are cheaper in other places. Approximately where are you located?
Virginia... The hatchback was $250, needed a clutch but was driveabe for a week until I got one and could put it in ; $135 @ Napa. It had 255k at the time and I really believe it had the original clutch in it.... Now she's got 315k miles and some more new parts. After I changed the ignition coil it got an additional 50 miles to a tank! I could squeeze over 400 miles a tank I don't remember exactly now but I was driving it almost 7 hours one way down the interstate and back once a week AND delivered pizzas in it so now she's sitting needing some head work but I'm not selling it, ever, I'm going to fix it and keep that ODO going lol
The sedan was just being unloaded by a friend. I intercepted it's way to the salvage yard... 1994 with 140k miles great condition except the transmission and paint but my mom takes it anywhere she wants to go until I can fix it. That girl I bought it from paid a shop something like $1400 to put new exhaust and brakes on it... Rediculus. But... Now I have the car and the new parts.
Have you had to replace your IAC valve? How many miles do you have
Before I bought my wagon there would be no less than 5 0r 6 for sale at any one time in my neck of the woods(L.A.) averaging around $800 in clean, rust free, no dent condition. In the last year or so I've noticed that wagons have become somewhat scarce. I wonder if people are finally waking up to how useful these cars are and how relatively cheap they are to maintain?
One of our members on here told me he had found a few Cali wagons for sale around the state but has had a hard time in locating them for the most part. He lives in Illinois. He had found a clean silver wagon along with a low mileage crashed ZX2 here in Cali and did the Zetec swap into it. He wants to do the same to 1 or 2 more wagons.
My son is now lobbying for me to give him the wagon and for me to buy a new car. I made the mistake of loaning him the wagon one evening only to find out that he and his buddy took it to a local car show and got hooked up with a few phone numbers from some of the female participants. He says the car is a chick magnet and lucky for him! Maybe I'll give it to him and pickup a 2nd gen GT project car....hmmmm…...
The wagon has so much room in the back. And the 5 speed is fun. I wouldn't choose a ZX2 motor over the 1.9 tho, because we've had a newer escort and it dropped the valve seats. BUT I did have a ZX2 I bought for $500 and when I sold it it had over 300k miles.
I'm just a big fan of the 1.9 ...
I agree the wagon has lots of room, and that the 1.9 is a great engine.
Here's how I enjoy the two of 'em:
Spare 1.9 HO engine fits inside, on a pallet, and the car handled fine on the 300 mile trip. However I do have a plywood floor under the carpet, and have replaced the rear springs.
moved to photo forum. this is not a performance topic.
The Zetec motor was the only legal way for me to add any sort of horsepower to the wagon.
Pretty much what I did was swap over all the performance parts from the ZX2 S/R except for the clutch.
Yeah wagons=GT>hatch>sedan. Granted we are talking a few hundred bucks difference. Wagons and GT's have low production numbers and most of the interest.
I still think a complete and solid wagon or GT should be worth more than they are now. If you get compliments on it, it's probably nicer than $1,000.
What I don't get is just a few years ago wagons were considered dorky grocery getters. Not sure what changed.
Now minivans are the dorky grocery getters.
Minivans have ALWAYS been considered dorky grocery getters but I have a feeling I'm going to end up with one and will start modding it like I always do regardless! LOL!
Maybe I'll drop it, put a bed in it and park it by the river...…LOL!
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