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Old 07-03-2008, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Escort Service - '95 Ford Escort LX Hatch
90 day: 32.28 mpg (US)
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Hi. I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I have been lurking for a few weeks and I am just joining now. Great forum and people!

I have a 1995 Ford Escort 2-door hatch. I bought it for $500 from a friend of mine about 18 months ago. I work at TitanMotorsports, a retail and whole sale performance parts company. The Escort is my daily driver, with a few minor mods I have been able to get it up to 31-33 mpg consistently for the last year. Its only driven on city streets, light traffic, speeds of 35-50, lots of stoplights, ect. I think it gets pretty good economy for a automatic with the a/c on most of the time.

This site is right up my ally as I strive to get the best mpg I can in any car I drive with-out going to extremes. My girlfriend and parents always comment on how much further I can take a tank of gas in a car than they can (when I drive their cars from time to time).

With the way fuel prices are right now, I love being able to go 300 miles and only fill up with 9-9.5 gallons of regular.

I am currently researching a new daily driver to buy, as the escort is pretty feature less, and while it only has 75K miles, it is starting to show its age in other areas.

I am toying with the idea of an insight, but I feel the prices are out of line for most of the year/miliage/condition a lot of them are in. My other idea is to get a prius or camery hybrid. Id like a car with all the bells and whistles (sat nav, bluetooth, leather seats, ect) that also gets good miliage. The Civic hybrid is also one I want to look at.

Really my only requirement is a car that has a lot of avalible features, and gets the same or better mpg than my 13 year old escort.

I plan on selling the escort privatly when i get a new car, since I think it would still make a good daily for someone rather than see it go to a scrap yard or auctioned off for parts by a dealer-trade in.

Thats my story, I hope I can contribute to this community in a worth-while way.

Thanks, Geoff


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