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Originally Posted by AndyF1
Trouble was that things didn't get any better in the 80's - my first motor was, promise not to laugh.....a 1986 3 door 1.1 litre escort. It was 2 years old when I bought it and by 1990 the bottom half of the car had rusted so badly that I had paint it with hammerite!
You have my complete sympathies. My second car (and the last one I actually owned) was a 1983 3 door 1.3 litre Escort. It was a horrible, horrible, horrible car (did I mention that it was horrible?) It was totally gutless compared with a friend's 1.3 Kadett and it had a warm starting problem that no Ford dealer could fix. What was worse was that I was downgrading from a 2.2 litre Audi 100. Well when I say downgrading, I suppose it was an upgrade insofar as the Audi had died, and any car that moves is an upgrade from one that doesn't.

I have it on good authority that they've started using a derivative of the CVH in the Ford Ka. That heap of an engine should have been buried in an unmarked grave a long time ago, or better still, never let lose on an unsuspecting public in the first place.
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