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I don't know about y'all, but I get bother at least once a week by either a coworker, girlfriend, family member telling me to get rid of my "old escort" and get something newer, or better, etc. I try to explain that my 91 EGT is not just an "Old Escort". I get the old "well with all the money you spend on that old car you could ....blah blah blah... Can anyone else feel my pain???
 

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Interestly enough, no one's told me. Every time it comes up and I mention my Scort, they either say "Psh, a Ford..." and leave it at that, or go on to tell a story about the Escort they or a friend of theirs used to have, saying how good of a vehicle it was. So.. *shrug*
 

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I've heard it before but now that I'm working at a bike shop, everyone owns old cars as they spend all their money on bikes and stuff. :) The owner has an older Saab and last week was pretty amazed at how many skis and things I packed into the 86, and yesterday while putting some ski racks in, commented again that it was an impressive little car. Gotta love those that get it. :D

Plus when I have a problem with one car I can steal parts off the other. I'd hate to have to start over again with a car I knew nothing about. Sometimes I'd like a little more interior room for those days I am using it as a pickup but all in all it's a perfect car for my needs.
 

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Once I agreed with a friend to go at least look at some new cars. I didn't buy anything but my buddy ended up trading his Blazer for a new Cherokee. I'm still cruising in my scort.
 

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some people dont wanna get it, others hate "imports" too much to get it, and some just enjoy making fun of our cars because they think they can. Its humanity in general, same way we hate on hondas and cavaliers.

Any time someone rips on my car, I ask them how much they have into theirs, then I remind them that I have under 3K in mine, and that if it ever dies, short of crushing the unibody, any part needed can be had for under 600 bucks.
 

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My wife says that just about every day! She thinks it is too small and dangerous. She want me to have a bigger car with air bags (but she doesn't want be to use the Suburban as a daily drive!!??)

I like my escort. I figure I can drop a couple thousand into it and have a pretty awesome car that I can take pride in that I designed and built myself.
 

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sometimes I have somebody make bad comments but I also get alot of good comments. that makes me happy I ignore the others
 

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my friend big nig (u guys can figure that out) always says that type of stuff to me, hes a honda guy, and i give him props for pushin 383horse and 291tq out of a 92 accord, and its all motor, but when i showed him my turbo mani and told him i was gonna slap a VJ11 on the scort, he laughs in my face... tellin me to get a real car, and that if i put a turbo on the scort the engine would fly one way and the turbo the other... a**hole
 

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tell them you put less in your car per month than it would cost to buy a new car, plus you have the pink, why waste money on a new car if the olds one works fine. it more money toparty, and enjoy.

never get told it, most people i know are like me, we dont make enough for new cars so they understand the idea of buying cheap cars.

95gt = 3000 a few years back no real down time.
94 merc tracer 150 = ran great sold it for more money than invested
90 = mazda miata aunt sold it to me for 500
so with cheap cars and parts i am still cheaper over the last few years than buying a new car. it isnt worh it.
 

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hummm seriously...i don't like the way domestic cars look right now...i rather like the squarish one...i hate round cars lol...

and also you can't play with your new car.... you can't mod it and its sucks to be that way!....i like the fact that i can rip my interior out if i feel like to and buy another one the next day for less then 100$ if i feel like to...

Plus the only money i spend on my car is for brakes ( 1 time), alternator ( 1 time) and oil changes...


Plus i can get free experience with bodywork as i use my car as a Tester lol :p
 

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I get greif from honda drivers who look at me in my EGT(no badging :D exept FORD) but when I take them off the line they wonder wtf is under the hood of my car. The even greater part is that only old people in Sun City who drive escorts, drive EGTs. So they are expected to be slow.

My friend in the jeep and stockpond pic used to give me a lot of greif when I first got the EGT. Now he's asking me questions about the BP and what mods can be done to it. Though he wants a white Miata cause its RWD cause "thats what makes a real car" "ya a real fruity car" (note the latter quote was him when his MOM got the B6 motored Miata) but whatever 28-33 mpg is a lot better than the 8 mpg I was getting in my truck.
 

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Well do I count myself on this one or just other people? :lol:
 

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One of the other things I like to ask back is "how much is your insurance payment and property taxes?"

Our taxes for 11 vehicles is less than many pay for 1 new car.

Plus we haven't had a car payment in 10 years. Even if I had to do a 2K motor drop, I'm still ahead.
 

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I drive an escort wagon as hard as it will go constantly, so naturally people always tell me to give up and buy something real.

But, I've told myself i'm never racing a focus ever again until I get myself the SPI in, my friends ZX4 (Not an ST) totally owned me on the highway. The Sefi just hasn't got the high end pickup it deserves. :-(
 
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