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Cars > Challenges > “Odin” Vs “P.O.S. Ford”

 

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Zanting

M–23
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

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Gypsy

F–29

 

1999 Ford Escort SE

“Odin”

1995 Ford Taurus GL

“P.O.S. Ford”

 
Photo of: 1999 Ford Escort
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About “Odin”

This is my 1999 Ford Escort SE that I recently bought as my daily driver / winter beater so that I can begin work on the T-Bird project.

I don't have a lot planned for this little car but it is also a side project I am working on and to practice with. I am mainly going for a rally and tuner look due in fact to it being an l4 (I also like the Escort Cosworth a lot). I plan on spending a couple weeks at most modifying it.

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About “P.O.S. Ford”

This was my first car. It was a hand-me-down, I was just about to get my license and my folks were looking to replace this car, so when the dealer wouldn't give my folks what they thought it was worth, they kept it and gave it to me instead. Oh Joy... Just what I always wanted - To show up at school with a Dorkmobile like this! At least it ran okay and the price was right - FREE!

 

Specs for “Odin”

- Mazda B Platform
- 2.0L SPI2000 OHC l4
- F-4EAT 4-Speed A/T + O/D
- 110 hp @ 5,000rpm, 125 lb·ft @ 3,750rpm
- 4-Door Sedan
- 174.7" - Length
- 67.0" - Width
- 53.9" - Height
- 98.4" - Wheelbase
- 2,468lb Curb Weight

Mileage: 172,000 km's

Specs for “P.O.S. Ford”

It had an engine - sort of. 0-60 in about 15 seconds, and I probably could have timed the 1/4 mile with a calendar. Horsepower - I'm not sure if it had any at all! Torque - same thing. Top speed - I saw 75 once or twice, but it started shaking at about that speed.

It was a pretty red - that's about the best thing I can say about it! It had no guts at all. It handled like a pig. It got lousy gas mileage. The seats were uncomfortable. The radio SUCKED!

 

Factory Options for “Odin”

- AM/FM Radio
- Anti-Theft
- Cassette Deck
- Cup Holders
- Dome Light
- Power Locks
- Power Mirrors
- Power Steering
- Rear Window Defroster

Factory Options for “P.O.S. Ford”

Looks only a mother could love - if she were half blind (Oh, that was standard for a Taurus wagon!) Power windows, locks and seat that actually worked some of the time.

 

Mods for “Odin”

Engine
- Motorcraft Platinum Spark Plugs
- Weapon-R Dragon Air Intake

Exterior
- "Blackout" Tail Lights
- Decals

Interior
- Blue LED
- Cassette Adapter
- Type-S Compass

Suspension
- CorkSport Front Strut Bar

Weight Reduction
- 0.0 lbs

Mods for “P.O.S. Ford”

I didn't bother...

 

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Points for Odin Total Votes Points for P.O.S. Ford
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