The Truth About Cars » ford escort http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » ford escort http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com 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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Digestible Importables: 25-Year-Old Import Law Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-importables-25-year-old-import-law-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-importables-25-year-old-import-law-edition/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:10:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259513 Earlier this week, we celebrated the new year by looking at a couple cars that are eligible for private import under the NHTSA’s “25 Year Rule” and I figured there were many more possibilities out there warranting a mention. Some of these have become eligible over the last couple years, where some won’t be ready for a year […]

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Earlier this week, we celebrated the new year by looking at a couple cars that are eligible for private import under the NHTSA’s “25 Year Rule” and I figured there were many more possibilities out there warranting a mention. Some of these have become eligible over the last couple years, where some won’t be ready for a year […]

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No Fixed Abode: The Dealership’s Greatest Hits http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/no-fixed-abode-dealerships-greatest-hits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/no-fixed-abode-dealerships-greatest-hits/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1257929 Last week, I told you the tale of my friend Rodney’s grandmother who got taken to the cleaners recently by a Cleveland-area Buick dealer. That story’s not quite finished — apparently there have been a few conversations and trips back and forth to dealer, and at one point the “lost paperwork” excuse came into play — […]

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Last week, I told you the tale of my friend Rodney’s grandmother who got taken to the cleaners recently by a Cleveland-area Buick dealer. That story’s not quite finished — apparently there have been a few conversations and trips back and forth to dealer, and at one point the “lost paperwork” excuse came into play — […]

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Piston Slap: Wants vs. Needs? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-wants-vs-needs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-wants-vs-needs/#comments Tue, 08 Dec 2015 13:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1236537 David writes: Sajeev, I have never written into an advice column, but have always wanted to. I hope you respond! I think it’s important to separate your “wants” from your “needs”. Living this way and growing up in an urban area (Chicago), I never owned a car. Instead, I borrowed cars from friends or rode my […]

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David writes: Sajeev, I have never written into an advice column, but have always wanted to. I hope you respond! I think it’s important to separate your “wants” from your “needs”. Living this way and growing up in an urban area (Chicago), I never owned a car. Instead, I borrowed cars from friends or rode my […]

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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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Holden’s Loss Is Ford’s Gain http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/holdens-loss-fords-gain/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/holdens-loss-fords-gain/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:26:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=956962 With Holden set to lay off hundreds of engineers as it shuts the doors of its Australian factories, Ford is looking to grow its ranks. The Blue Oval is set to hire 150 ex-Holden engineers to help develop cars for the Chinese market. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Ford will grow its vehicle development […]

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With Holden set to lay off hundreds of engineers as it shuts the doors of its Australian factories, Ford is looking to grow its ranks. The Blue Oval is set to hire 150 ex-Holden engineers to help develop cars for the Chinese market. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Ford will grow its vehicle development […]

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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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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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Mulally: New Chinese Escort Could Come to America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/mulally-new-chinese-escort-could-come-to-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/mulally-new-chinese-escort-could-come-to-america/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:30:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=805594 While Ford’s new compact Escort sedan was developed by Ford’s Aisa-Pacific R&D team specifically for China, Ford CEO Alan Mulally indicates that the company has more global plans for the car, including the possibility of selling it in the United States. Mulally told Automotive News that the Escort will likely go on sale in other […]

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While Ford’s new compact Escort sedan was developed by Ford’s Aisa-Pacific R&D team specifically for China, Ford CEO Alan Mulally indicates that the company has more global plans for the car, including the possibility of selling it in the United States. Mulally told Automotive News that the Escort will likely go on sale in other […]

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Sedan Spied By TTAC Might Be The New Ford Escort http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/sedan-spied-by-ttac-might-be-the-new-ford-escort/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/sedan-spied-by-ttac-might-be-the-new-ford-escort/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 05:27:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=642057 That mysterious sedan spied by Ronnie Schreiber might really be a Ford after all. Numerous sources have told TTAC that the sedan is indeed a Ford, based on certain tell-tale clues.  A TTAC reader from Brazil also sent us this note  “…it is the sedan version of the new Ford Ka, or Escort, as some […]

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That mysterious sedan spied by Ronnie Schreiber might really be a Ford after all. Numerous sources have told TTAC that the sedan is indeed a Ford, based on certain tell-tale clues.  A TTAC reader from Brazil also sent us this note  “…it is the sedan version of the new Ford Ka, or Escort, as some […]

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How Does The Ford Escort Fit With The “One Ford” Policy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/how-does-the-ford-escort-fit-with-the-one-ford-policy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/how-does-the-ford-escort-fit-with-the-one-ford-policy/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:14:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485921 One of the biggest changes implemented by Ford in the post-bailout area is the “One Ford” policy, which calls for an end to regional specialty products. While this has led to Ford’s mainstream lineup moving towards the European Fords that enthusiasts previously longed for, it also means that vehicles like the rear-drive Falcon will get […]

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One of the biggest changes implemented by Ford in the post-bailout area is the “One Ford” policy, which calls for an end to regional specialty products. While this has led to Ford’s mainstream lineup moving towards the European Fords that enthusiasts previously longed for, it also means that vehicles like the rear-drive Falcon will get […]

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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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Autobiography: Family Carma http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/autobiography-family-carma/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/autobiography-family-carma/#comments Sun, 04 Apr 2010 16:54:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351511 This garage holds 45 years of automotive memories. As does the house it’s attached to. I’ll spare you the memories and stories that are being shared, relived and dredged up as the Niedermeyer clan shares a get-together at my parents’ house in Towson. But let’s take a quick look at the cars that have lived […]

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This garage holds 45 years of automotive memories. As does the house it’s attached to. I’ll spare you the memories and stories that are being shared, relived and dredged up as the Niedermeyer clan shares a get-together at my parents’ house in Towson. But let’s take a quick look at the cars that have lived […]

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