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4g63_ej257

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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musclecar_freak
Sep 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm
nice, we know escort too, but it looks not like this!
 
 

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1976 cutlass

1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Owner: jasonsprunk

  • 1976 cutlass: 13 pts (loss)
  • Daily Driver: 22 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 7
  • Ended: Sep 17, 2010
 
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09impala

2009 Chevrolet Impala

Owner: jasonsprunk

  • 09impala: 13 pts (loss)
  • Daily Driver: 22 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 7
  • Ended: Sep 17, 2010
 
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old mossy

2009 Ford Fusion

Owner: ibelevinme

  • old mossy: 26 pts (win)
  • Daily Driver: 19 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 9
  • Ended: Sep 15, 2010
 

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1993 Ford Escort GT (Daily Driver)

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Simple but swift Daily Driver. It's not the ultimate daily driver, but it is a pretty good compromise. It gets decent gas mileage (the final drive is 4.11:1) though. I can get 35 mpg on the highway at 67 mph. If it had decent highway gears I would probably see 40+ mpg. The nice thing about it is if I am running late, it is a nice car to drive quickly but safely. For those of you who don't know, the Escort GT engine is actually made by Mazda not Ford and essentially shares the same engine with the Miata and protege LX. It has a pretty decent (for it's time) HP to weight ratio. The pistons are low compression (8.8:1) which make it ideal for turbocharging. I decided not to do that and leave that task for the Galant VR-4. I prefer AWD and RWD for off the line performance personally. The color is also a rare 1993 only Bimini Blue color. The car is in pretty good shape for it's age. The interior is like new and so is most of the exterior with the exception of a little bit of rust above the wheels on the quarter. The timing belt is non-interference so if it snaps I won't bend valves which is important because this car now sees 130 mile per day round trip commutes which I hope will end soon! The Mazda MX-3 Recaro seats support the back seat nicely and bolt right in but are a little bit low. Compression on the motor is like new!

Specs

127 HP, 1.8 DOHC, 0-60 est 8.1, 1/4 est 16.4, top speed est 125-130

Factory Options

Power Moonroof and most other standard stuff.

Mods

Ebay air cleaner, 0w-20 Mobil 1 with Probe GT oil filter, Mazda MX-3 Recaro seats, magnetic oil drain plug, slightly taller tires for better fuel economy, Moog Swaybar end links, Miata Chrome Valve Cover Bolts, Timing 14 degrees on 87 octane, Gatorback Belts

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