Born in the USA: 1986 Ford Escort GT

The Ford Escort was a small family car that was legendary for its durability, performance (relatively speaking) and general awesomeness…but that was in Europe and around the world in places that Ford deemed worthy like Australia and New Zealand…but in the US of A, we had to wait until 1981 when a “for us, by us” version was released into the American market and it was a front-wheel-drive pile of plastic garbage.  It was a fake, an improperly labeled pile of disappointment, a con, a $1000 check from the US treasury that  bounces, an N95 mask pre-worn by an active coronavirus patient, a Kardashian sex tape starring Rob Kardashian. Nobody, and I mean, NOBODY wants a first generation US Escort.  Despite that introduction, I sorta think this could be a fun car to thrash for a few weeks before rolling off a cliff. Find this 1986 Ford Escort GT offered for $700 Marina, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt V.

From the seller:

1986 ford escort

condition: fair

cylinders: 4 cylinders

drive: fwd

fuel: gas

odometer: 33630

paint color: red

size: compact

title status: clean

transmission: manual

type: coupe

I am selling my Ford Escort for $700 or best offer.

The vehicle is running good and has low miles.

The interior is decent but will need new battery. 

 See a better way to drive something unloved?