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Hey everyone. So I've been looking for a fun, cheap car that I will be able to do some work on myself. On Craigslist I found a Ford escort GT for about $1500, with about 90k miles on it. The only thing is the car has significant rust on the undercarriage. Does anyone know how difficult it is to remove rust? Also are Ford escorts reliable and worth the money and work? Thanks


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1 hour ago, tobin4 said:

Hey everyone. So I've been looking for a fun, cheap car that I will be able to do some work on myself. On Craigslist I found a Ford escort GT for about $1500, with about 90k miles on it. The only thing is the car has significant rust on the undercarriage. Does anyone know how difficult it is to remove rust? Also are Ford escorts reliable and worth the money and work? Thanks

A lot of sanding and more sanding. I have never sanded a car's undercarriage before. Mainly just sanded old tools that have rusted, and it takes a while. 90K is basically nothing. If the average is 15,000 mi/year, that is basically a 7 year old car in terms of mileage. Ford's reliability is decent, and getting better with newer models, but Escorts are pretty old.


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Not the best car, and sounds like a bad deal overall.


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