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Hi All,

My name is Wes and I’ve been lurking for a few weeks and decided to introduce myself.

I live in rural Indiana and work in town at a gas station. About six weeks ago I bought a 1995 Escort GT to replace my dead Jeep. I really like the car and the better gas mileage!

I’ve read a lot of great things here on this forum and now seem to check in every day to learn more. I am already eyeballing another EGT for sale in town!

Anyway, great forum and thanks for all the info on repair and maintenance.

Wes
 

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Welcome to the forums. Do they use much salt on the roads in winters where you live? If so, it might be worthwhile to have a look at the brake lines at the back of the car. Mine were so badly rusted (on a car that spent its life in northern Virginia) that I had to replace them; they rusted through. The worst area was not visible until I was really underneath. It was up beside the gas tank.

Anyway, good luck.

My 86 Jeep Commanche is fun, but the Escort rides a lot better, and gets 40 mph on the open road. Its a 5 speed, like the Jeep. The Jeep is lucky to get 25 mpg when I have nothing in it, and 15 around the sububs.
 

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Where in Indiana exactly? There's a few of us around.
 

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Hey denisond3,

They don't use much salt where I live, mostly sand, but I got the car from Michigan City area and will check the lines... as soon as I get it running again!
Man, 40mpg!!!!...My best so far is 29.8 avg. but I am still working on it and am looking at the non GT 2nd gen 1.9L as a better option for mileage. Thanks.

Hey ciento44,

My mailing address is Wina-mac But I live in the corn fields! Seems like there are a lot of Escorts on Craigs
around here... Seems like a great platform to master due to price, mileage, avail, and design.

Wes
 
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