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Just bought a Ford Escort 1.6 16v Zetec Finesse

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Manifest, 11 Jul 2006.

  1. Manifest

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    Ok ok it may not be the flyest ride around but its my first car that i will soley own and i like it, not too keen on new shape hatch backs (focus etc).

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    Was a real nice drive, nice bit of poke to it too, comes with cd player and air conditioning.

    Im a man of overclocking and want to take such enthusiam into the car world with me and as this is soley my car i can do as a wish. Ive picked out this (click here) to give it a little more umph.

    Im looking to pick up some black 17"s for it in the future but as alot of cars the rear breaks are nasty drums and imo drums dont look nice and shouldnt be seen. Is it possible to fit rear discs without too much hassle? because it would look alot nicer when i came to getting some nice rims.

    Any thoughts so far....

    Thanks
     
  2. William

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    Looks tidy, enjoy. :)

    P.S - You are likely going to get alot of people trying to take the mickey out of you or suggest that you bought a mondeo hereafter.
     
  3. Violent-J

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    Looks really nice, black is a great colour for any car, that Escort has great modding potential to look great.

    Do induction kits make much difference to an engines power realisticly?
     
  4. William

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    Not really, I guess they might make it a little cleaner and more responsive.
     
  5. John_V85

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    It might be worth seeing how much particular modifications will effect your insurance before commiting to anything. Just something to think about.
     
  6. Morba

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    not a bad example. good first car imo :D

    induction kit. will sound better than it will perform, a few extra bhp which will mean nothing, but it might give a cleaner power curve, tho on sure a low power engine i doubt you would feel it :]
     
  7. Manifest

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    Yeh ive already had that event happen but i prefer the shape of the escort ten fold.

    For now as far a modifications i'm only thinking induction kit and nicer rims but induction kit first to replace that huge stock air filter thats in there. I know insurance may go up but surely not that much just for a induction kit although my dad keeps warning me he he.

    The induction kit will do something, and thats good enough for me :D

    Thanks for your replies
     
  8. John_V85

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    Semi-hijacking your thread it would be good to know from someone who has done it, how much insurance does tend to increase by adding induction kits. I realise it may well vary from one insurance company to the next, but a general idea would be good.
     
  9. PuncH

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    anyhing that increases the performance of your car will increase your premium. not worth it for the small increase in performace that you would achieve.

    however, the insurance company i work for quite happily insure modified cars as long as you're up front and honest about any mods. we only do business through brokers though, so when you get your quotes call direct motor line or A-Quote, both owned by the company I work for...highway insurance.
     
  10. DreXeL

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    All it'll do is make a bit more noise, and bump your insuramce premium up.

    Anyway, WRT to the car it looks like a nice example. I quite like the looks last Escorts.
     
  11. [TW]Fox

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    Not too bad for a first car - ok they are far from great but as a small sub £1k runabout they are pretty decent - good engine at least, same as you'll find in the Focus.

    Don't waste time or money modifying the engine though.
     
  12. Manifest

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    Yeh she runs nice, only 48,000 on the clock and they throwing in an mot and service. I hear what ** saying about the insurance, i have a quote at under 400 pounds fully comp from tesco insurance which aint much to start with, specially for a 21 year old.
     
  13. Agent_Smith357

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    You should be able nick some rear disks from a cosworth, did the xr3's have rear disks on that year?
     
  14. [TW]Fox

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    Nope, thats a really good insurance quote.

    As for mods - either don't bother, or go for subtle stuff. GTi sideskirts and rear spats would be a nice idea, as would some nice alloys, perhaps 16" Oz Super T's.

    How much was the car?
     
  15. atpbx

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    Alloys and a loud exhaust mabye an induction kit, it wont make any difference to the performance but it will make you feel better.
     
  16. Manifest

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    Paid 2500 for it, included in which is a 3 month parts and labour **** anything go wrong in the next 3 months, full mot and service (new filter, plugs etc) and a panasonic 4 x 45watt cd player.

    Was hoping to spend less but my dad an i both agreed it was a very good example.

    Seriously guys check out tesco insurance its too cheap :D

    Edit: O yea those gti side skirts look sexeh, really give it a lower look, think im prob gonna get the induction kit even just for the sound, i will check with insurance tomo, prob get some rear discs and alloys in the not too far future.
     
  17. [TW]Fox

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    £2500??!??!?!? :eek:

    Paid that for my Mondy 2.5 years ago :(

    Those mods will be nice but don't bother with the rear discs - I toyed with the idea on the Mondeo but IMHO it just isnt worth it.
     
  18. Manifest

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    The price paid for the actual car is nearer 2000 really and parkers guide said that was a pretty standard price, most of the others ones i looked at were around 2300-2600, that one i bought was listed at 2695.

    Yeh but rear drums with alloys just dont work for me.

    OOO mite debadge, some car looks can be radically changed for the better with a decent debadge.
     
  19. triggerthat

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    Price sounds abit expensive.

    Anyway, as long as your happy.

    As for the mods, I'd recommend not to bother. Its wasted dosh.
     
  20. Manifest

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    Really...., so what are you saying at a decent price for one of them?