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As much as I like my escort. I've always wanted one of these. It's also way more fun then the escort too.






What do you guys think?
 

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Very nice looking gen 2 SHO.It looks great.Does it have leather interior?Just keep the escort as a project car and make it look great.Thats what i am doing with my escort.
 

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I haven't seen many of those... acutally only one stands out in mind! What are they like??? I've only heard bits and pieces of good things! Don't get rid of the scort tho...
 

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Center caps are on it now. My buddy had them off because he didn't like them. :roll: Yep full black leather interior. 220 hp from the factory very quick car. You can get supercharger kits that close to double the h.p. like 350 plus at the wheels! No need for external cooler. It's a stick not the automatic.
 

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i like. when i was looking for a second car, the SHO was on my list, unfortunately not in my price range.

make 'er fast, and keep 'er beautiful.
 

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From what I've been reading they don't want anymore maintenance then any other car. Timing belt every 60K and a few other things.
3rd gen had the v-8. 3rd gen also had the camshaft problems. They need some kind of welding procedure. Haven't really read about them much.
Mine is a 2nd gen with the V-6. Haven't seen anything about week cams and I've been scouring SHOforums.com for big problems like that since I got the car.
 

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Are the 5 speeds in those rare? I just went checking auto trader and they had a few, but all were automatic.
 

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Quick, find some black steel wheels and get some polished rings for them.. then get two large CB antennas and mount them to the trucklid. Then you can just point it down the highway and drive as everyone moves out of your way.

Sweet ride.
 

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It's funny to do. I could even trick a lot of people in my Grand Prix. I would stick my nose out far enough so that they could see my wheels. You should seen the dirty looks I got. You should also get a black hair dryer and park at the side of the road and point it at the cars that go by.
 

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cward said:
From what I've been reading they don't want anymore maintenance then any other car. Timing belt every 60K and a few other things.
3rd gen had the v-8. 3rd gen also had the camshaft problems. They need some kind of welding procedure. Haven't really read about them much.
Mine is a 2nd gen with the V-6. Haven't seen anything about week cams and I've been scouring SHOforums.com for big problems like that since I got the car.
There is a white one and a red one of those around where I live. Both sticks and both 2G's. The splines on the cams in the 3G's are extrmely weak and they shear off. This of course destroys the cam, and since the cam stops spinning, but the bottm end doesnt, and its an interference engine, it bends all the valves too. The solution is to weld the cam gears to the cams.
 

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Are the 5 speeds in those rare? I just went checking auto trader and they had a few, but all were automatic.
The 1st gen SHO's were stick only. The 2nd gen SHO's, like mine, could be had either way. So, yes sticks are a little harder to come by i think because the majority of the buyers opted for not haveing to shift. 3rd (and final)gen SHO's are all auto's but with a Yamaha v-8 instead of the v-6.
 
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