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Old 12-06-2014, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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I believe Amanda had the midsize LTD wagon first, then the Oldsmobile, and ended with a Grand Wagoneer. What I could never understand was how she was able to outrun Russian spies at every turn with an Iron Duke powered Oldsmobile wagon, since I think it made less than 100hp. Even the V6 offered only slightly more power.

I periodically see a large Ford wagon, a Colony Park that has woodgrain sides in good condition, though I thin it is a later version from the 1990s, although the wagons were similar from their debut to the end.
Colony Park is a Mercury, basically a Grand Marquis, like the Country Squire/ltd wagon was a Crown Vic, using the box body panthers 81-91 bodystyle. Previous wagons were bigger, using the Torino, or similar full size car, then there is the LTD II wagon, and such that were on the fox chassis about 78-85.
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Old 12-06-2014, 02:31 AM
 
Location: SW France
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This is a UK data base, but is still fascinating.

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/

I managed to find it when I was trying to work out how many BMW M1s were still around, as there is one at work.
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Old 12-06-2014, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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...not sure you know what an EXP Escort is...

best I can tell you is think how awesome the first gen v6 SHO is, but as a two door hatchback with a pretty nice four banger, the osest thing to a cosworth escort we've ever had.
I think you're giving the EXP way too much credit. It was just a 2-seater coupe on an Escort chassis. The most potent version was the short-lived turbo at a pavement-rippling 120HP.
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Old 12-06-2014, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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It was a decent-looking car, especially the 2nd-gen refresh.... but to imply it's the Escort equivalent of an SHO is a reach. It just didn't have the performance to back up its looks, with the possible exception of the very limited turbo edition which could run to 60 in the mid-9s and the 1/4 in the mid to upper 16s. I suppose that wasn't too bad for the mid-80s. But the rest of the EXPs were just Escorts wearing a sports-car jersey.
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:18 AM
 
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A Pinto and a Yugo !!!!

OMG !!!
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:27 AM
 
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It was a decent-looking car, especially the 2nd-gen refresh.... but to imply it's the Escort equivalent of an SHO is a reach. It just didn't have the performance to back up its looks, with the possible exception of the very limited turbo edition which could run to 60 in the mid-9s and the 1/4 in the mid to upper 16s. I suppose that wasn't too bad for the mid-80s. But the rest of the EXPs were just Escorts wearing a sports-car jersey.
The later ZX2 was a much better car. Smooth lines, good handling, and OK performance for its class. Coworker still drives hers to and from work.
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls Texas
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The first car I got excited about owning new was a 84 EXP that the local Ford dealer had on display in the mall in Sep. 83 which is when I turned 17. All black with a 5-speed emblem on the rear. It wasn't a turbo though. I thought that car was beautiful. But it also had a $8560 price tag that sacking groceries wasn't going to pay for. I still remember that car! Knowing what I know now though about the 1.6 shaker and so so build quality, It's probably best I didn't buy one.
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls Texas
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I had a 1974 pinto was my first new car, I was 18 got it right off the show room floor. I loved that car it was a runabout.

I've got two 78's, a sedan parts car and a wagon with the Cruising Wagon Package.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Warren County, NJ
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There's a beat up old early nineties Dodge Shadow I see almost everyday at work. I only started seeing it recently. I don't know how long it's been since I've seen one before this.
I saw it up close today. It's actually a Plymouth Sundance. Which makes it even better. Nice to know there's a Plymouth still running around out there.
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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I see all sorts of outrageous stuff out here in the Land That Rust Forgot, especially of the Japanese variety. Just in the past couple of months I saw examples of all of these running, none of them belching smoke or making unseemly noises:

- Checker Marathon, clad in Bondo
- Mazda GLC
- Subaru Justy CVT
- Early '80s vintage Mitsubishi Montero
- Isuzu I-Mark
- Nissan Pulsar NX
- BMW 2002 turbo
- Datsun Fairlady roadster
I also live in the San Jose area and I see:
The first gen Mazda MPV (19891999 body style)
A lot of old Honda Accords (1990-1993 body style) that I saw very few of back in New York
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