Powar
Powar UltraDork
7/16/17 9:25 a.m.

For Sale: My 1995 Ford Escort LX Sport - 28k miles

$3800

Shepherdsville, KY

1.9/AUTOMATIC

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Since I can't keep them all, I need to move this one along. This car was posted here on the GRM forum years ago. It was a link to CraigsList ad posted by the daughter of the original owner, following the owner's passing. At the time, the car had 8k miles on it and seemed too good to be true. It wasn't. This car was the little old lady church and vacation car stereotype. I sent the link to a good friend and we picked the car up within a week. It was everything he wanted and more, and he was able to use the car regularly for 20k miles with no more than maintenance (of course). After he replaced the car with the world's most perfect Focus ST, I was able to buy this one.

The car was professionally detailed a couple of months ago. It has been driven very sparingly since. It does have a couple of SMALL imperfections in the paint, commensurate with age and lack of use-- a couple of small chips and one spot of discoloration from an old bird turd.

Since buying it, I've replaced the tires (new Coopers!) and front brakes (new Centric rotors and pads!). It needs nothing. Seriously.

This thing has been garage-kept its entire life. Much of that time, it was stored with a fitted Budge car cover on it. The cover is perfect and will be included. I have both factory keys, the manuals, receipts for many of the services, all of the stuff that you'd expect for a car with 28k miles on it.

Look at the pics. Ask questions. This thing is as close to perfect as one of these can be. Until it moves along to the next owner, it'll sit in my garage. I'd trust it to drive anywhere, anytime. It is ready to go to a new home. I have a clear, signed, notarized KY title ready to transfer to the next owner. If you're in state, even better: the tags are good through next January.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill UltimaDork
7/16/17 10:35 a.m.

I am so disappointed. Anything named "Sport" should not have a slushbox.

accordionfolder
accordionfolder HalfDork
7/16/17 12:43 p.m.

A/C still good?

Powar
Powar UltraDork
7/16/17 12:54 p.m.
accordionfolder wrote: A/C still good?

Yes. It works better than either of our more modern cars, actually.

cghstang
cghstang Dork
7/16/17 8:30 p.m.

Love it!

I had the same car 10 years ago(color and everything) but with a manual trans that I picked up at a Goodwill auto auction for a couple hundred bucks.

Obviously not pristine like this one, but just a good solid car from a bygone era.

GLWS!

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku PowerDork
7/16/17 9:43 p.m.
spitfirebill wrote: I am so disappointed. Anything named "Sport" should not have a slushbox.

True, but I'll bet swapping in a manual wouldn't be too bad if you had a donor car.

Powar
Powar UltraDork
7/18/17 10:30 a.m.
Gearheadotaku wrote: True, but I'll bet swapping in a manual wouldn't be too bad if you had a donor car.

It would be very straightforward, but I personally wouldn't want to do it to a car so perfect. The next owner gets to decide that for themselves.

Powar
Powar UltraDork
7/19/17 5:29 p.m.

Sold! To the first person to look at it.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
7/19/17 5:33 p.m.
Powar wrote:
accordionfolder wrote: A/C still good?

Yes. It works better than either of our more modern cars, actually.

Ford ac in the 90s is the best thing ever.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill UltimaDork
7/21/17 6:46 p.m.
Powar wrote: Sold! To the first person to look at it.

I'm not surprised. I would have bought it if I had needed something to drive.

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