I might be getting a new car.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Trevorus, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    There is a guy my father in law talked to today in the gym; he's wanting to get rid of a 1991 ford escort. The only thing that I know is wrong with it is the water pump is bad. For me, that's an easy job. So, hopefully the insurance won't be too expensive. This thing will be great for my pizza delivery job, since the gas mileage will be much better than my truck.

    This thing will be a lot of fun, since the only thing I'll have to pay for is parts. Then I can do all sorts of fun stuff with it.
  2. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Change the timing belt while your there, since it drives the waterpump.

    Also check for broken rear springs, and worn tie rods and ball joints. All are very common failures on Escorts.
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Yep, timing belt is a must. My mom had a 91 for many years, and my sister has a 94. I'm pretty familiar with the escorts. Great little cars if they are taken care of properly.
  4. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA