ProgRocker Posted July 16, 2022 Share Posted July 16, 2022 On 10/04/2022 at 20:36, Rightnider said: Car from the past #7: 1992 Ford Escort 1,8 D CL I know the Mk5 Escort doesn't have a massive following, and it may not be the sexiest car ever produced. But in 2002 or 2003 my then GF, now wife, was going to study about 70 miles away. We needed something thrifty. And this is by far the cheapest car to run I've ever had. If I remember correctly I paid roughly £500 for a well worn German import with 250,000 miles on the clock which needed quite a lot of TLC and a new timing belt. But with that sorted it went on to be quite a nice aquaintance. It was not quick nor refined, and it was a reluctant starter during winter. But it returned 56 mpg overall, and diesel was cheap back then. We put 40,000 miles on it, and I sold it to a friend who did another 40,000 in it before it went to greener pastures. I owned a 1994 Escort saloon 1.8 D L between April and September 2010. I was expecting to dislike it immensely but it exceeded my expectations. So good that I made my own topic about it on here: Unsung hero: in praise of the 1994 Ford Escort 1.8 D L I love the Granadas btw. My parents owned a white 1976 2000 L manual in the early 1980s when I was young. Rightnider and AnnoyingPentium 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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