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Everything posted by mrtn

  1. I saw #7 today!

    Yes, it was different. I did. That was the best I could afford new back then. Note that this was the standalone Euro version which had nothing to do with Mazda 323. It was a 100% Ford product and it had upscale interior, excellent materials and nice interior design. It was identical to this apart from color and dark interior.
  2. I saw #7 today!

    Today you get an option of ordering a car to your own tase. I waited for months for my first new car (1996 Escort CLX 3-door) because I wanted it in Augergine Metallic paint. Noone in their right mind orders this in stock.
  3. I had the exact same damage to mine, identical. Was fixed by the insurance co in a few days.
  4. Jacks

    You don’t need to. It’s for rolling an open-wheel race car into it. You can see it in the background.
  5. Jacks

    I think it came with my 1989 Escort (European variant).
  6. TC dash screen

    Never heard of anyone replacing the screen alone. It's of different shape as well. Perhaps the whole cluster?
  7. Male pattern baldness should not be considered an issue at all. Who cares, really. I have a full head of hair but I recently buzzcut it to zero. Anybody with a receding hairline or thin patches should do the same. It's perfectly fine in the era of vindiesels and jasonstathams.
  8. Man, you’ve splashed into a premium gene pool.
  9. To combat road noise

    This has been discussed before. They're just decoration, not lights. You can order a pair and replace youself but they're really expensive, $50-60 a piece.
  10. Wheel Size Question

    XR4Ti was a Ford Sierra sold under Merkur brand. There were two models exported to US under the supposed luxury Merkur brand name: Scorpio and XR4Ti. I have also contemplated getting a Scorpio Ghia hatchback (the exact model that was rebadged). 2.9i engine with the A4LD transmission.
  11. Wheel Size Question

    This will be haunting me until it's sold: https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=244887582
  12. Painting body moldings

    Agreed. I learned to love it in my late Taurus.
  13. Wheel Size Question

    My colleague sold his 1990 Ford Sierra wagon to some theatre director back in 1996. Saw the car a few years ago, it still had our logos on it. It was a great car. I think I should get one.
  14. Painting body moldings

    Mine has a sliding rear door on the passenger side. You can order any configuration in Europe, including no rear side doors at all, apart from the rear hatch or barn doors, you can't avoid those. No hinged rear side doors available. There is a step on the place of the non-existent left side door tho, just like on the door side. I keep my spare wheel there. Fits like a glove.
  15. Painting body moldings

    The side door is on the other side, obv.
  16. 2014+ Lowering Springs

    Heh, just saw this pic in Facebook.
  17. Jacks

    Fortunately I have only seen one from afar
  18. Jacks

    That one, but it was way skinnier:
  19. Yes but the rear footwell will remain open I guess.
  20. Jacks

    I once had a Y-jack. Talk about unstable.
  21. Jacks

    That’s a blue line only. Over here we have blue lines for paid parking spots, white lines for free ones. Solid blue spots with white wheelchair pictogram for handicapped parking.
  22. Oil Change

    All modern cars have been running fully synthetic since the nineties. I bought my first new car in 1996 (Escort) and it was filled with 0W-20 from the factory. Was at Ford dealer yesterday (this is a completely different topic) and there was a poster on the wall: It says Castrol and Ford working together for 100 years. Which may confirm my suspicion of Castrol being the OEM for Motorcraft branded oil.
  23. Corroding ground wires between the battery and the alternator have been an issue with the old shape more often than not, causing similar symptoms.