Bought a daily driver - TCCoA Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
Seasoned PostWhore
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Warren, MI
Age: 33
Posts: 2,565
Bought a daily driver

I finally bought a car to haul my *** around in while the Thunderbird is under the knife, so now I can really get to work on it. It's a dark metallic blue '98 Ford ZX2 5-speed. It's actually pretty nice inside (albeit cramped), and it's not as slow as I thought it'd be. It's nice to have a manual car again, too. I got it for $3650, and it's only got 41K on it. It had a slight front collision, not even enough to pop the bags, which had been repaired very nicely. There was almost no evidence of the hit at all, just a few bent fins on the rad, a little overspray on the bumper, and some unpainted bolts on the fender. Overall it's in very nice condition. I pick it up later this afternoon, I'll post some pics once I get it cleaned up.

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII
1998 Contour SVT (for sale)
SloMo228 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 10:28 AM
4th Gear Poster
tbirdsmitty's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Age: 34
Posts: 313
sounds good!

97' silver t-bird sport- limo tint, pioneer head unit, Magnaflow duals, and k&n panel filter for now.

05' Cobalt Blue Chevrolet Cobalt- commuter car.
tbirdsmitty is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 08:34 PM
whitecoug's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Yankton, SD
Age: 35
Posts: 1,196
Send a message via AIM to whitecoug drop a 351 in it/convert to rwd, and you're good to go


1994 Mercury Cougar XR7 4.6L Special Edition

PnP'd NPIs, PI Cams, PI intake, 80mm GT MAF, 24# Injectors, Shorty Headers, SCT Tuned, Jmod, Trans Cooler, 3.73's, Underdrives, Zex Dry kit 75 shot, Dirtydog TC, Trans built by Darrin, 97 Cupholders

219 RWHP/256 RWTQ NA
280 RWHP/343 RWTQ Bottle Fed (75 shot)
[email protected] mph 5/20/06

I feel sorry for the people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.
whitecoug is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
Seasoned PostWhore
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Warren, MI
Age: 33
Posts: 2,565
Actually, my buddy's Focus is getting a 302/RWD conversion before too long here. I'd love to do something similar to the Escort, but it's gotta get good mileage. It definitely needs a short throw shifter, though. I can barely reach 3rd gear because I have to sit pretty far back. I may mod this car out a little to make it competitive in autocross, but nothing major since it is a daily driver.

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII
1998 Contour SVT (for sale)
SloMo228 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome