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Anybody know anything about them?
I found one, since im looking for a replacement for my oldsmobile i junked
It was too old, we've had ot on family since 02' and the body was about to fall apart, subframe was gone, alot of other parts

Anyway, found a 02 escort, the zx2 one
Only has 53k on odometer, clean carfax

So since i dont know much about them, i call on the mm help :)

Any info appreciated
Ive googled it, got some info about it
 

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My first car was a 95 escort lx with an auto tranny and 62k on the clock. Didn't matter if I drove strictly highway or all city, that ****er got 21 mpg, no more, no less. The interior was all blue, it drove me absolutely insane. It was a love-hate relationship with that car. The only thing I liked about it was it had those nifty seatbelts that would slide back when you closed the door. Oh, and the back seats would fold down and open up the trunk space so there was plenty of room for certain activities. :naughty:
 

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My first car was a 95 escort lx with an auto tranny and 62k on the clock. Didn't matter if I drove strictly highway or all city, that ****er got 21 mpg, no more, no less. The interior was all blue, it drove me absolutely insane. It was a love-hate relationship with that car. The only thing I liked about it was it had those nifty seatbelts that would slide back when you closed the door. Oh, and the back seats would fold down and open up the trunk space so there was plenty of room for certain activities. :naughty:
My sister had a '93 Escort - dark metallic green, 4-speed. My Dad bought it for her to drive to college. She drove it for about five years, then gave it back to my Dad, and he used it as his "running around" car for another ten years. When my Dad passed away, I gave the car to my cousin, who is still driving the car today ... like 160,000 miles. It still gets like 30+ mpg. The only significant repairs over the years were a clutch and couple bad injectors. The body is still decent, and the cool automatic seatbelts still work too. It's slow as Christmas ... but it still goes.
 

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I Handle Meat Entirely Way Too Much
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I just want it to be reliable
Winter,fall,spring... stang is for summer only
Something i can get atleast 3-6 years out of with the least possible money going into it pretty much
Its look in great shape, i havent had a chance to drive it yet, maybe tomorrow
Milleage is pretty low , just over 53k
They are asking 6 for it, has room to come down probably
 

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I just want it to be reliable
Winter,fall,spring... stang is for summer only
Something i can get atleast 3-6 years out of with the least possible money going into it pretty much
Its look in great shape, i havent had a chance to drive it yet, maybe tomorrow
Milleage is pretty low , just over 53k
They are asking 6 for it, has room to come down probably
That's a win-win. If it looks and runs decent, get him to take $450 and then drive the crap out of it. If it ever dies ... just leave it where it sits. Never know ... you might get a year of service - you might get 10 years - but it's cheap transportation either way.
 

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Damn. Only $600 for a low mileage car that works? The engine in my Escort started making a ticking noise and melted or some **** so I sold it for $500 lol.
 

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I go to an auction in Lexington, KY ... best car buys anywhere. The ugly duckling of the show is always the Ford Taurus. You can pick-up a 2000-2003 Taurus - in really decent shape usually - for $500-800. They just don't bring much ...

On the other hand, a piece of crap Honda or Toyota, beat to death, ragged out, smoking like Mickey Rourke, and outfitted with a home-build plywood wing ... they bring a fortune at the auctions.

Ford sedans though, go for SUPER cheap - as do Pontiac Grand Ams. Just a market thing I guess.
 

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I Handle Meat Entirely Way Too Much
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Im just saying
Not 600$
Where the hell do people buy cars with 53,000 miles for 600? I would drive hours for that deal ****

Its low milleage, clean car, clean carfax, 2 owners
Not worth 6thousand but not 600 lol
 

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Bro, that car isn't worth anything near 6k.




---------- Post added at 11:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:53 PM ----------

Took me like 30 seconds to find this one.


2000 FORD ESCORT
 

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Yah. That's a Buick lol.
 

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Damn it
Anyway... no worries im not getting suckered in paying ovrr the worth of any car
I just need info about the car itself
 

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BUY CHEAP! BUY OFTEN!

Drive down to Lexington. Here's the auction house ... Public Sale | KASP Auto Auction

Seriously, think about this. If you're only looking for basic transportation, it is really silly to pour money into a car you'll need to maintain and fully insure. If you spend $5000+ on a car, then you have enough invested to worry about and protect. If the car breaks, you'll need to fix it. If you finance it, you'll need full coverage insurance. So as a matter of monthly expense, you have a significant liability (payment + insurance + repairs). Add that up over the course of a typical 48 or 60 month used car loan term, and your $5000 Escort would actually cost north of $10,000 to own over that period of time (assuming it lives that long).

In contrast, you can pick-up an auction car for under $1,000 and pay cash. And if you figure the cost of ownership over the same 48 or 60 months (purchase price + basic liability insurance), you could literally buy 4 or 5 auction cars in that same time period - should one die. You roll the dice - like with any used non-warranty car purchase - but if you lose, you just walk away. And if you're a smart buyer and you know what to look for (and you have a OBDII code reader), you can tip the odds in your favor. If you snag a good one - it lasts you for years and you never have the expense and liability of a car that you must "protect."

I've purchased a number of cars there since the late 90's, and I think they're all still running and on the road today. Plus, it's a blast.

P.S. I don't work there or have any affiliation. It's just a cool place to buy a car. I love getting to go there now and then.
 
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