The Truth About Cars » escort http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 13:37:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1988 Ford Escort GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1988-ford-escort-gt-3/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1988-ford-escort-gt-3/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331810 The first-generation North American Ford Escort looked a lot like its European namesake, but was a very different machine under the skin. For the 1991 model year, the Escort moved to the same platform as the Mazda 323, so the late-’80s models are the last of the all-Ford American Escorts. Here’s one that I spotted […]

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The first-generation North American Ford Escort looked a lot like its European namesake, but was a very different machine under the skin. For the 1991 model year, the Escort moved to the same platform as the Mazda 323, so the late-’80s models are the last of the all-Ford American Escorts. Here’s one that I spotted […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Ford Escort Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1984-ford-escort-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1984-ford-escort-station-wagon/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1280986 The first North American Ford Escort went on sale for the 1981 model year; it was related to its Mark III Escort European counterpart but was more of a cousin than a sibling. It wasn’t a great car, but was such an improvement over its miserable Pinto predecessor that it flew off the showroom floors […]

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The first North American Ford Escort went on sale for the 1981 model year; it was related to its Mark III Escort European counterpart but was more of a cousin than a sibling. It wasn’t a great car, but was such an improvement over its miserable Pinto predecessor that it flew off the showroom floors […]

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Junkyard Find: 1991 Ford Escort Pony http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-1991-ford-escort-pony/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-1991-ford-escort-pony/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1182530 Back in the early 1990s, the elite members of the Detroit Big Three were trying hard to compete on price with dirt-cheap imported Misery Boxes such as the Subaru Justy, Hyundai Excel, and Toyota Tercel EZ. They came up with stripper versions of their low-end subcompacts (e.g., the Plymouth Sundance America), which few bought. Why […]

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Back in the early 1990s, the elite members of the Detroit Big Three were trying hard to compete on price with dirt-cheap imported Misery Boxes such as the Subaru Justy, Hyundai Excel, and Toyota Tercel EZ. They came up with stripper versions of their low-end subcompacts (e.g., the Plymouth Sundance America), which few bought. Why […]

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Piston Slap: A Rather Thirsty Escort? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/piston-slap-a-rather-thirsty-escort/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/piston-slap-a-rather-thirsty-escort/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:01:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=873833 TTAC Commentator Weltron writes: Hi Sajeev! The car I am writing about today is my winter beater, which is a 1999 Ford Escort SE sedan which says it has a tick over 155,000 miles. (Pictured above) The problem I’m having with it is it it getting dreadful gas mileage. My average tank is about 19 […]

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TTAC Commentator Weltron writes: Hi Sajeev! The car I am writing about today is my winter beater, which is a 1999 Ford Escort SE sedan which says it has a tick over 155,000 miles. (Pictured above) The problem I’m having with it is it it getting dreadful gas mileage. My average tank is about 19 […]

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Junkyard Find: 1988 Ford Escort GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/junkyard-find-1988-ford-escort-gt-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/junkyard-find-1988-ford-escort-gt-2/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=872602 Most of the Escort GTs you see these days are the Mazda-based cars that came out starting in the 1991 model year. The first-gen North American Escort, loosely based on its European counterpart, was built from 1981 through 1990, and examples are becoming very rare in wrecking yards. We saw this first-half-of-1988 Escort GT last […]

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Most of the Escort GTs you see these days are the Mazda-based cars that came out starting in the 1991 model year. The first-gen North American Escort, loosely based on its European counterpart, was built from 1981 through 1990, and examples are becoming very rare in wrecking yards. We saw this first-half-of-1988 Escort GT last […]

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2015 Ford Escort Goes Sunbathing Months Before Showroom Debut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/2015-ford-escort-goes-sunbathing-months-before-showroom-debut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/2015-ford-escort-goes-sunbathing-months-before-showroom-debut/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=860817 The last time the Chinese-market Ford Escort was seen, it had made its world debut during the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. Over the weekend, however, new official photos had surfaced. CarNewsChina reports the Escort, originally due in showrooms Q4 2014, will instead arrive in January 2015. The new compact will retail between ¥90,000 and ¥120,000 […]

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The last time the Chinese-market Ford Escort was seen, it had made its world debut during the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. Over the weekend, however, new official photos had surfaced. CarNewsChina reports the Escort, originally due in showrooms Q4 2014, will instead arrive in January 2015. The new compact will retail between ¥90,000 and ¥120,000 […]

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Junkyard Find: 1988 Ford Escort GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/junkyard-find-1988-ford-escort-gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/junkyard-find-1988-ford-escort-gt/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=844554 Ford’s first American-built front-wheel-drive compact car was so much better than the miserable Pinto it replaced that it sold in huge quantities. The first-generation GT wasn’t especially quick, but it looked cool (by 1980s standards) and probably swiped a few sales away from the Civic Si and Volkswagen GTI. Nearly all of the pre-Mazda Escort […]

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Ford’s first American-built front-wheel-drive compact car was so much better than the miserable Pinto it replaced that it sold in huge quantities. The first-generation GT wasn’t especially quick, but it looked cool (by 1980s standards) and probably swiped a few sales away from the Civic Si and Volkswagen GTI. Nearly all of the pre-Mazda Escort […]

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New or Used? : This Musician Wants An Escort (Wagon) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-or-used-this-musician-wants-an-escort-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-or-used-this-musician-wants-an-escort-wagon/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:30:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=806738 I’m a working musician from NYC. I have a conundrum. Since 1998 I’ve owned a 1989 BMW E30 ‘vert, which has served me well as a touring artist — it just hit 160k, most of those miles mine. However, all those miles have come at a price, between 40k timing belt changes and other occasional […]

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I’m a working musician from NYC. I have a conundrum. Since 1998 I’ve owned a 1989 BMW E30 ‘vert, which has served me well as a touring artist — it just hit 160k, most of those miles mine. However, all those miles have come at a price, between 40k timing belt changes and other occasional […]

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Beijing 2014: Production-Ready Ford Escort To Debut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/beijing-2014-production-ready-ford-escort-to-debut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/beijing-2014-production-ready-ford-escort-to-debut/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:30:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=804042 After several years of dormancy, Ford revived the Escort name for a concept sedan at last year’s Shanghai Motor Show. That concept is now production-ready, and will make its debut this weekend at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Autoblog reports the Escort will be made locally in China through a joint venture, and may sport […]

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After several years of dormancy, Ford revived the Escort name for a concept sedan at last year’s Shanghai Motor Show. That concept is now production-ready, and will make its debut this weekend at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Autoblog reports the Escort will be made locally in China through a joint venture, and may sport […]

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Piston Slap: Escort Wagon Spelunking? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/piston-slap-escort-wagon-spelunking/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/piston-slap-escort-wagon-spelunking/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:46:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=761673 TTAC Commentator Modestholdings writes: Best from the West, young man, The Boss has a pretty nice ’94 Escort LX wagon sourced by yours truly, and it happens to have found the sweet spot betwixt my picking it and her loving it. A grand for this one-owner handshaker and she’s managed to put about 23K on […]

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TTAC Commentator Modestholdings writes: Best from the West, young man, The Boss has a pretty nice ’94 Escort LX wagon sourced by yours truly, and it happens to have found the sweet spot betwixt my picking it and her loving it. A grand for this one-owner handshaker and she’s managed to put about 23K on […]

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Vellum Venom: Uwe Bahnsen, Car Designer, RIP http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/vellum-venom-uwe-bahnsen-car-designer-rip/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/vellum-venom-uwe-bahnsen-car-designer-rip/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 03:51:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498589 Never forget: people make all the difference.  This often overlooked fact in the glamorous world of automotive styling rings true for the life of Mr. Uwe Bahnsen. I froze in my tracks when I heard of his passing on Car Design News. His work at Ford and with the Industrial Design community influenced me, and […]

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Never forget: people make all the difference.  This often overlooked fact in the glamorous world of automotive styling rings true for the life of Mr. Uwe Bahnsen. I froze in my tracks when I heard of his passing on Car Design News. His work at Ford and with the Industrial Design community influenced me, and […]

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The Ford XR3, Or Why My Wife Hated My Brother’s Ex http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/the-ford-xr3-or-why-my-wife-hated-my-brothers-ex/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/the-ford-xr3-or-why-my-wife-hated-my-brothers-ex/#comments Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:34:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482177 The tail-end of the last century. I was living in Brasilia. In spite of the stifling bureaucratic nature of the city, officious, uninspired architecture and desolate, nose-bleeding, dry weather, I was very happy. Because of a car. Having recently moved to Brazil’s capital, my wife at the time realized she had to overcome her fears […]

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The tail-end of the last century. I was living in Brasilia. In spite of the stifling bureaucratic nature of the city, officious, uninspired architecture and desolate, nose-bleeding, dry weather, I was very happy. Because of a car. Having recently moved to Brazil’s capital, my wife at the time realized she had to overcome her fears […]

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Junkyard Find: 1990 Ford Escort Pony http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/junkyard-find-1990-ford-escort-pony/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/junkyard-find-1990-ford-escort-pony/#comments Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442021 In 1990, budget-conscious car shoppers who wanted to buy American-built (if not American-designed) could pick up a Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon America for $6,995, a Pontiac Sunbird coupe for $7,858, or a Ford Escort Pony for $7,423. The Escort had penal-colony-grade amenities and was on the final model year of a very elderly platform (though not […]

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In 1990, budget-conscious car shoppers who wanted to buy American-built (if not American-designed) could pick up a Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon America for $6,995, a Pontiac Sunbird coupe for $7,858, or a Ford Escort Pony for $7,423. The Escort had penal-colony-grade amenities and was on the final model year of a very elderly platform (though not […]

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Junkyard Find: 1992 Ford Escort GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1992-ford-escort-gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1992-ford-escort-gt/#comments Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435747 The early-90s Escort GT was a decently fast car for its day, but Escorts were always such disposable cars that you seldom see any of these semi-goofy-looking GTs these days, on the street or in the junkyard. Here’s an example that I found in a Denver self-service yard last week. Weighing just 2,458 pounds and […]

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The early-90s Escort GT was a decently fast car for its day, but Escorts were always such disposable cars that you seldom see any of these semi-goofy-looking GTs these days, on the street or in the junkyard. Here’s an example that I found in a Denver self-service yard last week. Weighing just 2,458 pounds and […]

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Curbside Classic Outtake: Be-Spoilered FoMoCos In Triplicate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/curbside-classic-outtake-be-spoilered-fomocos-in-triplicate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/curbside-classic-outtake-be-spoilered-fomocos-in-triplicate/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:29:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342621 I’ve just returned from one of the most fruitful CC hunting trips ever; nabbed some awesome vintage finds. But I’m always scanning the road for anything of interest, increasing the likelihood that I’ll eventually rear-end someone. Would anyone else find interest in these three cars parked by the U of O? But repeated patterns like […]

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I’ve just returned from one of the most fruitful CC hunting trips ever; nabbed some awesome vintage finds. But I’m always scanning the road for anything of interest, increasing the likelihood that I’ll eventually rear-end someone. Would anyone else find interest in these three cars parked by the U of O? But repeated patterns like […]

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