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In Topic: Mk4 Escort 1.6D

12 May 2015 - 07:51 PM

Hello folks, it's been a while!


Mark, I know you've got your Focus now, but just in case your pangs of nostalgia are such that you want to try 'third time lucky' with a 1.6 D Escort, there is an identical red estate to yours on Ebay right now. It has two days to run on auction, and at the time of posting is up to only 200 quid.  It looks to be in fairly good, original condition too!

Would love to see it go to someone who will appreciate it for what it is, and look after it. I would if I could!




Hi Doug,


I would love to go for it unfortunately I haven't the cash or space for it at the moment as I'm commited to my focus now and my computer is in dire need of a new graphics card, as such I must ask if anybody wants the diesel specific parts as they must go before the end of summer I need the space.


Unfortunately the realities of my situation have forced me to come to this :(

In Topic: Car Tax

01 May 2015 - 03:17 PM

The new rules do not have that flex in them if there is no paperwork for the vehicle or the buyer/seller doesn't have trade plates then the car cannot be driven by the new owner until they have taxed it, the vehicle must be trailered away and stored on private land if that is the case until the log book arrives for the new owner.




If the above is not done the vehicle can legally be taken by the police at the time and crushed when the logbook/new keeper suppliment cannot be produced.

In Topic: Car Tax

01 May 2015 - 02:56 PM

I bought my focus the first week of december last year under the new rules which came in october 1st and the new owner has to tax the vehicle before they can bring it home. there are three ways to tax a car currently:


1. Post Office (check the local openning times)

2. DVLA Telephone (mon-fri only)

3. DVLA Online via home computer or moblie internet any day or time


I bought my car on a sunday and used my mobile phone to tax the car all I needed was the reg number, the code off the new keeper suppliment (should be 11 digits) and my bank card details. The process took me around five/ten minutes on a 3G connection.

In Topic: Mk4 Escort 1.6D

11 December 2014 - 01:02 PM


Nice cars!



Mark, your Focusd looks a tidy motor! Nice colour too! I hope you'll have an enjoyable time with her.


Not wanting to make you miss your Escorts even more, but I did promise to also put up a sound clip of my one.

Here you go:  a recent 'walkaround' video of it.   RsToy, note the slightly more 'agricultural' sound of the 1.6D, in relation to the 1.8D!







I would love my Escort to be in the same condition as yours, but unfortunately the bodywork is getting very tired, it is my daily runner and does about 9k a year.
Its a shame that you've got rodent problem, best to get rid of them as they can do serious damage.
I do have a 1992 Rover 214 in great condition i know its not a a Ford but i am into them too as well as Fords.


Doug thanks it's got a few nigly bit's needing doing but sofar touch wood it's been trouble free and pleasnt to drive and that is a very, very nice sounding and looking car I am impressed had I had the chance I'd have had the red estate looking that good.


Nudge it's probably a good idea to send it to have the bodywork done to have another decade of daily driving out of it :)

In Topic: Mk4 Escort 1.6D

08 December 2014 - 09:44 PM

Doug that is simply fabulous everytime I see the pictures I do miss mine but I've now gone and bought a 2009 focus with the 1.6 tdci