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    Fit Happened To Ford

    .........They used to make awesome looking machines



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    I'm by no means a car enthusiast but cars just don't look as cool as they used to "back in the day"

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    One of my favourite ever cars was the Fiesta XR2 mkII. Looked cool as f*ck, was damn fast and stuck to the road like a go-kart.

    Had a white one at one point but it was a right bucket. Never did manage to get the red one with black body kit.



    Looks like one in the background of the first photo you posted.

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    Also the Escort and Sierra Cosworths (3rd photo down) were popular Fords back in the day. The Sierra was an absolute beast of a car but never found it a nice looking machine. The Escort on the other hand, with it's high tail spoiler, was a thing of beauty.

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    I did take a photo of the similar Fiesta. You see it in the background of the yellow Mexico

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondo_notion View Post
    Also the Escort and Sierra Cosworths (3rd photo down) were popular Fords back in the day. The Sierra was an absolute beast of a car but never found it a nice looking machine. The Escort on the other hand, with it's high tail spoiler, was a thing of beauty.
    I definatley prefer the Sierras

    Possibly because my first Scalectrix was a Sierra Cosworths
    Last edited by Pacman1903; 04-06-2018 at 09:26 PM.

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    A lot of car companies have lost the plot, not just Ford. I blame the obsession with SUVs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter View Post
    A lot of car companies have lost the plot, not just Ford. I blame the obsession with SUVs.
    And hybrids. People can't make up their mind if they want a 4x4, a little run-around or a people carrier so the market is full of ugly cars that try do be all 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter View Post
    A lot of car companies have lost the plot, not just Ford. I blame the obsession with SUVs.
    Ford are the ones that jump oot. Been to the Truckfest at Dunecht and Broch Vintage Car Rally recently and thats my opinion.

    On SUVs people seem believe they need one and is a must as soon as they have a kid. Load of pish. Ive managed nae hassle without one for the wee mans 4 year on earth

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    Everything designed in the same wind tunnel, using the same design software, undoubtedly “outsourced” to smartass designers determined that the public want what designers lower themselves to give them.

    Mind you, Mk I and II Escorts were ****ing awful to drive.

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    Original Mexico AVO, 26k on the clock at the time and immaculate. Be worth 50k these days apparantly





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    Quote Originally Posted by Heed_Don_In View Post
    Original Mexico AVO, 26k on the clock at the time and immaculate. Be worth 50k these days apparantly





    HDI
    Even with a PJM strip on its smart

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    lol....the amber gambler ....used to beat the fan ny away with a sh?tey stick

    HDI

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    I didn't even bother learning to drive until my late 30's

    But my mate used to have a mark 1 Cortina when I was 15-16

    We used to put 50p worth of petrol in it at a time.

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    As much as i love classic fords and i really do, they have only come to be loved as time goes on. They were cars that rusted like hell, had basic interiors and didnt last as long. Cars these days are manufactured to meet high safety standards, which no doubt is compromising on design. A mk4 RS turbo could do 0-60 in 8.2 seconds... that can now be achieved by even the most basic cars. I agree though, most modern era cars dont look great in terms of design.

    I bought a MK4 Escort RS turbo in 1999 and it cost £700. Sold it for scrap about 2 years later because it wasnt worth the hassle of sorting it. That car would fetch 5-7K now all because they are sought after. My memories of earlier fords werent all that great. Sure they looked the part and were 'quick' for their time, but i now own a Focus and certainly wouldnt swap it out for an old RS. If i could still own an RS i would, but it would be for novelty factor only.

    We love to look back on things and think of a simpler time where everything looked amazing, but I remember my mum having a mk2 escort and i still remember my mates slagging me off because it was a 'rust bucket'. The thing was only 5 years old at the time and yet it look really old and rusty. Modern day cars last much longer, are safer and very rarely rust. The issue is of course they dont age well in terms of design. I personally dont think any car has look good since the Mk2 golf went out of production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondo_notion View Post
    And hybrids. People can't make up their mind if they want a 4x4, a little run-around or a people carrier so the market is full of ugly cars that try do be all 3.
    Funnily enough I have a 4x4 hybrid.

    Anyway, the Escort Cosworth was a beast indeed. My mate had a Sierra Cosworth and folk used to wave at him.

    My favourite car was my racing green Vauxhall Calibra. First car I had with power steering. I was a ****ing ticket.

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    My loon works for a firm that makes electric motors and he reckons that the hybrids are s'hite.

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    Theres no character to cars these days

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    Fitever happened to sunroofs. Hardly any car has them nowadays.

    I mind when I had an Audi with an electric sunroof. One winters day when two feet of snow covered my car, I pressed the wrong button and got covered in snow

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    Air conditioning has replaced sunroofs.

    One of the many problems with hybrids is that they are very heavy. You have to humf around the battery and electric motors as well as a petrol engine.

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