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#1 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 12:58 PM

http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... QQihZ018QQIs the mileage clocked? Has the seller just slapped a dodgy ticket on a basket case?

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:00 PM

Who knows. And more to the point, who cares?I'd sooner be superglued to a deckchair and be kicked down a stairwell than drive a Mk5 Escort. VILE!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:16 PM

I think these things only have five-barrel mileometers so it's entirely possible that it's been round the clock i.e. 100k more than displayed. Not that many Escorts clock up this sort of mileage :lol:

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:20 PM

Arghh! Seeing the dealer sticker reminds me of the radio ad’s they had back in the 80s – “John Grose, Ipswich, for Ford. Princes Street, Ipswich, for Ford.”They’ve gone from there now anyway. Got to agree with Pog, looks horrible. Spend another hundred or two and buy something good, even if it’s a few years older.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:22 PM

I have 300 only, trying to get something for the missus, but shes too picky!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:50 PM

What about the Coupe?

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:52 PM

trying to get something for the missus, but shes too picky!

My wife struggles to see the attraction of driving about in an old pile of cack too (Although she does enjoy driving the R9)....I get around this by giving her the "GOOD" car to use....Then I'm free to wallow in the Shite! :D

Escort looks DIRE by the way! :(
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:57 PM

I agree, it looks terrible, I'm just running out of ideas. Audi coupe looks good, but I am suspicious of its low price + it needs 4 tyres , could get pricey.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:07 PM

I agree, it looks terrible, I'm just running out of ideas. Audi coupe looks good, but I am suspicious of its low price + it needs 4 tyres , could get pricey.

Keep looking and try not to lose heart....My R11 cost £200 and it's a great little car that I'd be happy to let my wife use....If I didn't want to keep it all for myself! :D
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:24 PM

Its a gamble buying a early mk5 escrot. Really is. Ford cleaned up their act after the this model, but this has to be one of the worst Fords evah. If your missus wants something cheap and cheerful for the money have a gander at similarly aged Rover 200/400's, Citroen ZX's or Renault 19's. Anything but this for the love of god.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:29 PM

Pmsl, she had one exactly like it when I first met her, it was falling apart, clunking crunching, etc. Also, she vowed never to buy french again after her Xantia nearly killed her!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:10 PM

http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... :IT&ih=021how about one of these???
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 04:22 PM

Mk5 Escorts were always terrible cars, even when new. Citroen ZX is a good bet, cheap to run, nice to drive, economical, not bad for rust and quite a few about....if you can get a turbo diesel one they are quick too!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:01 PM

One word - auction. I bought a 98 Clio 1.4RT last year with 11 months MOT (no tax). £80

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:22 PM

I had one of the '95 facelift Escorts and it was a dreadful car. I'd been driving shite for 15 years when I got it and it broke down in several ways that were new to me. Contrary to conventional wisdom I think the pre-'95 models were far better.I'd give another vote for the R19 or ZX. You might even get an early Megane or Xsara. You get a lot more for your money on something like that. Rover 200/400 is OK too but it's I thought you said your Mrs needed an auto, that Escort is manual.




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