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PennSilverTaco's "Perfect 5-Lug Regular Cab" Build, Aspergers, and General BS MegaThread!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by PennSilverTaco, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Oct 15, 2020 at 11:06 AM
    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco [OP] Encyclopedia of useless information...

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    My mom had good credit, but the interest rate was so high that she ended up paying almost double the actual cost of the car!
     
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  2. Oct 15, 2020 at 11:08 AM
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    El Duderino For Clackamas County Sheriff

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    Damn that’s terrible. My good friend in the Marine Corps had a 22% interest rate on a used car he bought.
     
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  3. Oct 15, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    Also, my mom seems to end up with white cars a lot; The Escort, the Camry, and the current Murano are all white...

    From 1998 to 2000, the green 1996 Pathfinder was hers by default when my dad bought the 1990 Mazda pickup; From 2000 to 2004, it was a blue 2000 GMC Safari; From 2004 to 2013 it was a 2004 Honda Odyssey; From 2013 to 2014 it was my dad’s 2008 Acura TL; The Acura was traded for the Murano on Labor Day weekend in 2014 and that’s what she’s still driving...
     
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  4. Oct 15, 2020 at 11:13 AM
    PennSilverTaco

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    Bad credit?

    My friend has good credit, but not a whole hell of a lot of money; She bought her daughter a 2010 Subaru Forester with 100K miles in 2018 or so when she got her license, and financed maybe three quarters of the $10,000 car. Since the car was used and had relatively high miles, her interest rate was through the roof at 8%...

    When she told me how much it was, my jaw dropped, and I talked her into paying off the loan early.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    El Duderino For Clackamas County Sheriff

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    No credit at all
     
  6. Oct 15, 2020 at 9:13 PM
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    There were quite a few Escorts on the road back then. My buddy had an EXP near the end of high school, it was a 2 seater and had some sort of body kit on it.
     
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  7. Oct 15, 2020 at 9:40 PM
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    @PennSilverTaco His car looked something like this except it was all black, something else weird was the Wheels and Tires were Metric!

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:07 PM
    PennSilverTaco

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    That’s an Escort EXP, also sold as the the Mercury LN7; So “eighties” it should have been sold with leg warmers!
     
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  9. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:10 PM
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    If memory serves me they didnt pick up the "Escort" nameplate until the 2nd Generation came out. Those metric wheels were weird, think it worked out to be somewhere between a 14 and a 15" tire and were hard to find.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:15 PM
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    @PennSilverTaco I worked with a kid delivering pizza that drove a green LN7, he looked down at the ticket for the address and launched off the curb. He unfortunately landed on a big old Lincoln that had a for sale sign in the window, he walked up and knocked on the door and told them he just bought their car for sale, lol.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:17 PM
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    He landed on the Lincoln?!?!
     
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  12. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:20 PM
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    He did! He also did buy the Lincoln and fixed both of them back up.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:21 PM
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    @PennSilverTaco I could be wrong but this is when l think they picked up the Escort nameplate.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:31 PM
    PennSilverTaco

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    Yeah, I liked those newer ones better; You could get a “GT” version...
     
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  15. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:38 PM
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    Yeah Escort GT's were pretty cool vehicles for the time.
     
  16. Oct 16, 2020 at 1:44 AM
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    Taco critter Mall crawler proud , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    Morning charlie
     
  17. Oct 16, 2020 at 7:46 AM
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    If I were buying a new Dodge Caravan in 1994, it would have it be this exact one; I love green pearl paint combined with the gold trim!

    721A5CA9-5FE5-4BEF-B79F-BAF82D036B08.jpg 67388BF6-79F5-4B44-B763-124722E6709F.jpg 5A3E62C8-4691-4FCF-8BA4-C0867AB80DF4.jpg

    The “Gold Special Edition Package” was only available on the mid-level SE trim, but it came standard with the same larger 15-inch front brakes as all Grand Caravan models; You could also get the larger 3.3L V6, the Infinity stereo system, the Quad Command rear bucket seats, and power everything; The biggest difference between the LE and the SE was that the SE had slightly different upholstery, but an SE could loaded up with most of the same options as the top-level LE.
     
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  18. Oct 16, 2020 at 7:49 AM
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    And does anybody else notice the resemblance here?

    90E71D7A-BBFE-4422-BA2B-BE45CAA76799.jpg A9A84E4F-22FA-4EC1-971F-06DB8BC160F4.jpg
     
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  19. Oct 16, 2020 at 8:19 AM
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    Taco critter Mall crawler proud , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    I like that kid car
     
  20. Oct 16, 2020 at 8:29 AM
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    I saw these at Best (remember that place?) in like 1993 and wanted one, but I already had a Cozy Coupe and my dad wouldn’t buy it for me :(
     
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