The old Escort that could

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Returning from India with no money in my pocket, I paid just about that to buy my 1989 Ford Escort from it's original owner (She was almost in tears to let this family member leave).

A few months spent in LA, just to realize I would use these wheels to get away.

After a few more months on the road with My India program and volunteering in meditation centers around California, I put my storage content on sale and the essentials left I had effectively packed into my four wheeled friend.

That started a one year period of traveling, sharing presentations, cooking workshops and being hosted around California and Arizona.

On the days traveling from one place to another, I was taking my time to stop for photography or a coffee and my lunch-box content.

The car's roof was often my bed, the hood my dining table and the rear - my folding table. The inside my pantry, lounge and office.

All together, my hatchbacked friend proved to be a reliable and handy road-mate.

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  • Brian Ach

    Brian Ach said (6 Oct 2010):

    Amazing...i had an '84 in light blue. The head warped and the head gasket blew, ruining the car. It was a known defect, they made the block/head too thin. Amazing yours lasted..

  • Etan Doronne

    Etan Doronne said (7 Oct 2010):

    Brian, this car is the best I had (and I had newer and more luxurious) reliable and avg. 45mpg fully loaded. Obviously now that we have gone through all the above, it is a real companion. Long ago I had a light blue Ford Taurus 1990 that had the engine head problem you describe. In the last few months I had it, it drank so much water (due to the blown head gasket), that I refiled the radiator every morning with a gallon full bottle I filled up by sinking it into the parking lot nearby swimming pool.

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