Duct Tape Life: 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 5-Spd
This next car is the ultimate example of the car you show your kids when they get a C in high school chemistry class. “Listen little Jonny, this is the car you are going to drive when you grow up because you won’t be able to afford a Porsche on the salary you’ll get as a greeter at Walmart.” The truth is that Jonny could do a lot worse. He could get a degree in Memeology from an out of state college that sets him back $250k and then lease a new Hyundai Genesis and live pay-check to pay-check in a condominium with ridiculous monthly fees. He’d probably have been better off working his way up to daytime manager at the local Walmart and driving a sweet 90s Radwood approved beater while living in grandmas basement. Find this 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 5-Spd offered for $1950 in South Jersey, NJ via craigslist. Tip from ME.
From the seller:
1998 ford escort zx2
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: green
title status: clean
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This car runs drives looks great. 4cyl 5spd 95k. $1950 the price is firm. Call John at xxx-xxx-xxxx This is a cash sale. The price is Firm. No low ballers. We do not finance. $1950 full price no hidden fees.
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Great deal on a clean, very hard to find car in the most ‘90s color possible. I’d roll the dice on it because the risk is minimal. It’s just too bad it’s too far away from me. Nice find.
I wonder how the driving dynamics of this compares to a ’99 Mercury Cougar? Both could be had with a stick and in the same color. I’ll ask ChatGPT and see what goofy answer it coughs up …
did not realize Fords -Oval Everything- obsession had propagated beyond the redesigned Taurus. this scort’s Climate & Audio control pod looks identical to the ones in their larger blobjects of the same vintage
That has to be one of the shadiest listings that I have ever scrolled through on Craigslist. The seller also describes it as a “Toyota” Escort!!!