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1986 Ford Escort L Wagon Diesel 2.0l Mazda Diesel on 2040-cars

Year:1986 Mileage:304317 Color: Red /

Racine, Minnesota, United States

Racine, Minnesota, United States
Body Type:Wagon
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:2.0L 1989CC 122Cu. In. l4 DIESEL SOHC Naturally Aspirated
Fuel Type:Diesel
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1FABP34H2GW198731 Year: 1986
Number of Cylinders: 4
Make: Ford
Model: Escort
Trim: L Wagon 4-Door
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks
Drive Type: FWD
Mileage: 304,317
Exterior Color: Red
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Red
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"The brakes are spongy, and the lines are rusty. I would go through the entire brake system before feeling confident about whats behind the pedal. The left rear wheel was stuck and took some muscle to get turning. The parking brake doesnt work. The tailgate is shot (rusted though) and doesnt latch- will need a new one from the junk yard. Rusty-especially underneath."

Up for sale is my father's 1986 Ford Escort L diesel wagon with the 2.0l Mazda diesel engine and 5 speed manual transmission. Dad bought her new and drove it lovingly for 304,000miles, regularly changed oil (97 times), changed the timing belt every 80-100k, and logged it all in his log book (included).  It has set in the machine shed since 1999, but all I had to do was replace the battery and fuel filter, and it started right up. He got 40-50 mpg. So let's break it down like this:
The Good:  That Mazda diesel engine. It will run forever if you take care of it.  My dad drove like a Grandpa.  Really, he didnt change the brakes until 200k miles. He was the guy you had to pass on the two lane roads going 5 under the speed limit. The interior is good, the radio and tape player work, I'm including the log book and and the tech manuals that he had.  Tires are good, but 15 years old. Clutch is strong. 
The Bad: The brakes are spongy, and the lines are rusty.  I would go through the entire brake system before feeling confident about whats behind the pedal.  The left rear wheel was stuck and took some muscle to get turning.  The parking brake doesnt work.  The tailgate is shot (rusted though) and doesnt latch- will need a new one from the junk yard.
The Ugly: Guys, she's rusty-especially underneath. I live in Minnesota, heart of the rust belt, and between the road salt and the moisture in the barn, the rust cancer has started and taken hold. I am including 4 doors from the junk yard, as the ones on it are flapping in the breeze.
You could drive it out of here, but go easy on the brakes- could break a line if you push too hard.

No reserve on the auction.

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