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Im new here and just bought my first car, a '94 escort. It allready has a modified exhaust system, now im just wondering what u guys think the next step would be in putting together a really nice racer. I could really use some help here!

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Recommendation: Start saving every penny for a new car/repairs.

If I were to do it all over again, I'd stop wasting my money on building up crappy cars and just get something nice from the start. I think that dumping large sums of money into a platform like the escort is a waste or time and money. That's my advice, take it or leave it.
 

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siragan said:
Recommendation: Start saving every penny for a new car/repairs.

If I were to do it all over again, I'd stop wasting my money on building up crappy cars and just get something nice from the start. I think that dumping large sums of money into a platform like the escort is a waste or time and money. That's my advice, take it or leave it.
i agree with him.
 

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thanks! sounds good.

James92Scort said:
well since you already have the car

intake, turbo, shifter, weight loss, tires, suspension and drivetrain.

if you take Gregs advice, buy an 04 SVT cobra or 04 Z06 and have fun running 12s from the factory.
 

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Well I've got about 1500 right now that im willing to spend...
TAKE THAT MONEY AND PUT IT IN THE BANK- TRUST ME. You will not regret it.

I suggest taking that money and entering into SCCA solo2 racing. It's the best way I've ever spent any auto-related money. Honestly. Go to any autocross meet and if you can make friends and show them that you're a skilled driver, they'll sometimes trust you to take a fun-run in their cars. I've driven some cars far superior to my escort. All I gotta say is that even if you did take the remainder of the money left over if you bought an escort and spent it in mods, you still don't get the same feel for the car. More expensive cars are just ....nicer. Even without any mods.

A cheap car like the escort will always feel like a cheap car. I can't put it into words, but please trust me on this one. It took me 4 years to figure out, and I wish I knew it from the start.
 

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If you blow $1500 on an LX, I'm going to smack the shit out of you. I bought both of my GT's for $900 each, and you're blowing $1500 on an LX?

Sell the LX for $1500, take the $3000 you have left over and buy a real car.

No offense to the local LX owners, I just don't see a reason to blow $1500 on a car that's only worth $1500.
 

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Probably the same reason I put 5000 into my GT to keep it running...? I never had that kind of cash sitting around.

That would be one prop to owning a car that is worth that much or less...cheap as all hell to own. Damn I miss not having a car payment...and I miss those insurance quotes coming to my house saying 140 instead of 220...

Keep the LX and do whatever the f*ck you want to do to it. Will you regret it later? Who cares? have your fun now while you're still young and stupid.
 

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Lol.....ive only spend 400 $ on my car for repairs in 2 years...( 94 wagon lx) ...200 $ for the radiator my dad busted when he backed my car over a snow/ice bump.... and 200$ for a brake job...yeah...you cant change your brakes at -40 celsius, trust me i tried lol :p So from my experience my little ford is a reliable car:p

If you want to keep your car...id say swap your engine for a 2.0 SPI (97 + escorts) and turbo it....also try not to buy aftermarket stuff...its too pricey for the results you get...id suggest asking your local machine shop to custom build stuff for you...way cheaper...

and for the feeling of a cheap car compared to a luxury car...i think it only is important between your ears guys...because a stock IS300 will get ya more honeys then an ol stock escort could...

ok you could say well the escort sucks compared to a GTP or a Corvette or an IS300...yeah for sure... but if you paid 1500 $ for your scort...and lets say you would pay 25 000$ for your GTP..... well you still have 23 500 $ to spend on your scort hehehe...im sure your escort + 23 500$ worth of mod can make your car cooler then the gtp......

my 2 cents
 
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