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Buying Gti, Advice/info Please....

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Hi guys, I'm looking at buyin a Escort GTI in the next 3-4 weeks, what I want to know, is what I would be expected to pay for a nice 2 door black one? Also, how good are these cars?

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For a decent 2 door ash black GTi anywhere from £700-£1200 maybe more.

These are very very good cars.

The 1.8 zetec engine is strong and reliable, the main problems with the engines are,

Idle Control Valve - ICV - Gives it eratic idling - Easy fix

MAF Sensor - Gives running problems - Easy fix

The body of the car

Rust - The main enemy of any Ford owner

Suffer on the rear chassis legs

Suffer on the sills

Suffer on the rear arches

These are the main problems but all in they are a fantastic all round car

Handle well, go well and look good.

BUY ONE

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For a decent 2 door ash black GTi anywhere from £700-£1200 maybe more.

These are very very good cars.

The 1.8 zetec engine is strong and reliable, the main problems with the engines are,

Idle Control Valve - ICV - Gives it eratic idling - Easy fix

MAF Sensor - Gives running problems - Easy fix

The body of the car

Rust - The main enemy of any Ford owner

Suffer on the rear chassis legs

Suffer on the sills

Suffer on the rear arches

These are the main problems but all in they are a fantastic all round car

Handle well, go well and look good.

BUY ONE

Cheers, always good to hear off someone who knows..where would be the best place to look for one? There is a nice S reg black one on eBay but is a 4 door, and personaly I dont like them as much as the 2 door. He has said the rear arches have been replaced (mort prob due to rust)....are there that many good ones out there?

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Surprisingly there are still a few good ones.

eBay does have a few every now and then but try other places such as

Autotrader - Mag and website

Gumtree - Website

www.fordescortclub.co.uk - Forum

EODC - Forum

Escort Evolution - Forum

etc etc

A lot of forums will sell good cars as there owners are enthusiasts

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Surprisingly there are still a few good ones.

eBay does have a few every now and then but try other places such as

Autotrader - Mag and website

Gumtree - Website

www.fordescortclub.co.uk - Forum

EODC - Forum

Escort Evolution - Forum

etc etc

A lot of forums will sell good cars as there owners are enthusiasts

I have been looking on ebay, autotrader and adtrader and there have been a few nice ones out there, I do like the red and the white ones. Does the red fade much? White does highlight rust spots tho, alot of the ones I have looked at have had or need some money spent on them on suspension, bushes clutch etc which just highlights the age of the gti's......which is slightly off putting. Anyone know of any MINT ones out there?

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wouldn worry too much about bushes etc as they dont cost the earth and mosta are an easy job...just one of the side effects of todays roads not a design fault of the car...red....hmmm tend to fade to a lovely pink unless polished weekly!!!

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I got mines on gumtree for £540 with 2 sets of alloys 8 months mot n 4 months txt.

You should give gumtree a bash you need to be patient n keep your eyes open i was looking for a while lol.

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