December 9, 2008, 4:59 pm
[quote name='badger' post='8274' date='Dec 9 2008, 10:08 PM']Hello, just bought a nice mk6 escort gti on a '98 plate with 92k on the clock and the usual gripes associated with a car of this age after years of abuse
. a few running problems and some rust on the back arches. the up side is a nice half leather interior and it still gives the kiddies a run for their money
A few years ago I always one of those--never had one though--closest I got was an 83 Y XR3i which was my pride and joy at the time then I progressed to a 86 C Fiesta XR2. They were quite quick as well but I still wasn't satisfied so I bought an 87 D RS Turbo Escort which went really well! Unfortunately it attracted a lot of unwelcome attention so I exchanged it for probably my favourite car of that era--a beautiful black 88 E Orion injection ghia.
Maybe I'd have kept that if it hadn't have been stolen from right outside the factory where I worked at the time.
Needless to say, I was gutted!!!
With those cars you had to rely on your driving skills as there were no electronic aids to get you out of trouble.
Sorry, I've rambled on a bit--you can wake up now!!!!