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Does anyone actually sell Escorts anymore??


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Yeah, sure, I know more often than not you get more money back from breaking a car than you do selling it whole, but on an enthusiast site I'm always suprised how many people would rather break up an Escort than sell it! You look in the for sale section and the cars being broken as apposed to sold are about 10-1! On other sites of this kind im a member of ripping the guts out of a car and selling it in pieces is sacralidge, and a total last resort if its uneconomical to repair it, on here it seems like its a first resort because you get a bit more money!

 

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Yeah, sure, I know more often than not you get more money back from breaking a car than you do selling it whole, but on an enthusiast site I'm always suprised how many people would rather break up an Escort than sell it! You look in the for sale section and the cars being broken as apposed to sold are about 10-1! On other sites of this kind im a member of ripping the guts out of a car and selling it in pieces is sacralidge, and a total last resort if its uneconomical to repair it, on here it seems like its a first resort because you get a bit more money!

 

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tbf this site is more catered toward the escort owner and not the enthusiast which is why you'll usually find people that break escorts on this site, for obvious reasons they will find more interest in their items on here than anywhere else.

 

however "sacrilege" or not..... even enthusiasts rely on parts salvaged from other vehicles to keep their own running, its a necessary evil that most enthusiasts would rather turn a blind eye too even while they condemn and benefit from it.

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im finding that escorts are getting a bit hard to find a decent one

both my escorts in the last 3 years

my state blue 1997 plate i paid 700

my s reg finesse i paid 650

both were near mint

 

before i got the focus i went to see 3 escorts

1st was a mk5b si advertised at 950, was a wreck

next was a n reg ghia, advertised at 750. was told a low miler... it had 170k on it!!

the last one was the funniest, was a v reg finesse, 40k apparently mint

arrived there, bootlid all rusty, both arches had rotted through, and the sills were all patched up and not forgetting the fact the lady was running her gardening business out of the boot of it so needless to say it was Fcuking minging inside, the only good thing was the engine

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Modified ones are just worth far more in parts, simple as really. Same with most car types. The thing is, with other cars, such as Evo's, Cossies, RS Turbos, there is a market for modified examples, so people will buy them. But there is sod all market for a modified MK5/6 Escort, so they usually end up getting broken.

 

I think it is a shame that decent cars are being broken up and scrapped because as Scott says, finding decent ones is getting more and more difficult. But as said above, to me, this isn't really a site filled with enthusiasts, but more owners. So they'd rather make more of their money back than see an Escort survive.

 

In most cases, you won't see much more than £1500 for even the nicest modified MK6, and most buyers out there would rather buy an absolute wreck of an RS Turbo for that money than a good condition modified GTI for example.

 

The MK5/6 just hasn't been picked up by enthusiasts yet. Some say it never will of course, but I think it will in time. RS2000s are on the way up now. Very slowly mind, but I'm sure things like the GTI and XR3i will follow at the very least.

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Modified ones are just worth far more in parts, simple as really. Same with most car types. The thing is, with other cars, such as Evo's, Cossies, RS Turbos, there is a market for modified examples, so people will buy them. But there is sod all market for a modified MK5/6 Escort, so they usually end up getting broken.

 

I think it is a shame that decent cars are being broken up and scrapped because as Scott says, finding decent ones is getting more and more difficult. But as said above, to me, this isn't really a site filled with enthusiasts, but more owners. So they'd rather make more of their money back than see an Escort survive.

 

In most cases, you won't see much more than £1500 for even the nicest modified MK6, and most buyers out there would rather buy an absolute wreck of an RS Turbo for that money than a good condition modified GTI for example.

 

The MK5/6 just hasn't been picked up by enthusiasts yet. Some say it never will of course, but I think it will in time. RS2000s are on the way up now. Very slowly mind, but I'm sure things like the GTI and XR3i will follow at the very least.

Yep, that's why I broke mine.

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I used to think that, but in breaking some of them you are taking parts off to keep another on the road which may have ended up crushed. It is a shame how some of the really nice ones get broken

 

 

 

Modified ones are just worth far more in parts, simple as really. Same with most car types. The thing is, with other cars, such as Evo's, Cossies, RS Turbos, there is a market for modified examples, so people will buy them. But there is sod all market for a modified MK5/6 Escort, so they usually end up getting broken.

 

I think it is a shame that decent cars are being broken up and scrapped because as Scott says, finding decent ones is getting more and more difficult. But as said above, to me, this isn't really a site filled with enthusiasts, but more owners. So they'd rather make more of their money back than see an Escort survive.

 

In most cases, you won't see much more than £1500 for even the nicest modified MK6, and most buyers out there would rather buy an absolute wreck of an RS Turbo for that money than a good condition modified GTI for example.

 

The MK5/6 just hasn't been picked up by enthusiasts yet. Some say it never will of course, but I think it will in time. RS2000s are on the way up now. Very slowly mind, but I'm sure things like the GTI and XR3i will follow at the very least.

Yep, that's why I broke mine.

 

Didn't you just take the seats out? :innocent:

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I used to think that, but in breaking some of them you are taking parts off to keep another on the road which may have ended up crushed. It is a shame how some of the really nice ones get broken

 

 

 

Modified ones are just worth far more in parts, simple as really. Same with most car types. The thing is, with other cars, such as Evo's, Cossies, RS Turbos, there is a market for modified examples, so people will buy them. But there is sod all market for a modified MK5/6 Escort, so they usually end up getting broken.

 

I think it is a shame that decent cars are being broken up and scrapped because as Scott says, finding decent ones is getting more and more difficult. But as said above, to me, this isn't really a site filled with enthusiasts, but more owners. So they'd rather make more of their money back than see an Escort survive.

 

In most cases, you won't see much more than £1500 for even the nicest modified MK6, and most buyers out there would rather buy an absolute wreck of an RS Turbo for that money than a good condition modified GTI for example.

 

The MK5/6 just hasn't been picked up by enthusiasts yet. Some say it never will of course, but I think it will in time. RS2000s are on the way up now. Very slowly mind, but I'm sure things like the GTI and XR3i will follow at the very least.

Yep, that's why I broke mine.

 

Didn't you just take the seats out? :innocent:

Nope, put it back to standard.

 

Sold the seats and interior, alloys, DVD player, splitter and side skirts all separately.

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At the end of the day, regardless how much of an ford enthusiast you are you will always do what gets you more money.

 

hammer hits nail on the head!!!!

 

 

in reality, they are a piece of metal ffs.

 

Believe, 5 years ago you wouldn't have found a bigger 'enthusiast' than me.

 

and yes, they are still out there, i've just bought one. It's my 12th Escort :cheers: . In 9 months time when the MOT runs out............it'll get stripped :roll:

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I've broken all bar one of my escortsa (and that one got broken by then next owner anyway)

 

The reason being they were worth more in parts because of issues (mainly rust) that made them undesirable to sell whole. (With shells going for close to £100 all those years back and wheels. Si interiors, spats, 3 spoke steering wheels, white dials etc selling for ok money it made a lot of sense to break it instead of selling it whole for sub £500

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At the end of the day, regardless how much of an ford enthusiast you are you will always do what gets you more money. If you don't want to lose money on a car buy an RS simple, but dont crash it.

 

Will you? If that's the case, why am I chucking loads of money at an M-reg Escort that I know I won't get back?

 

I know a lot of Ford enthusiasts that would rather lose a bit of money than break a perfectly good car. At the end of the day, I don't mess with cars to make money, I mess with them because I enjoy it and, to me, it's worth the money because of what I get out of it.

 

I know that if I come to sell my project car, that I'll lose loads, but that doesn't matter. It's the journey and the enjoyment that counts :)

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