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What a bizarrely awesome thread!

Funny, I never thought I'd read the sentence containing "upgrade to Kia Sephia brakes" in the TCL, ever. :laugh::laugh:


This is gonna make me miss my old '91 Sundance hard core, now.
I had two V6 Plymouth Acclaims at 16 and 17yo. Glorious times.
 

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look at all the glass on those things! It's awesome to receive any gift that you can be that excited about, shows a ton of thought on the part of the purchaser. Congrats OP.

Also... 10 car shop :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
 

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I had two V6 Plymouth Acclaims at 16 and 17yo. Glorious times.
Mine was passed down to me from my Dad when it was 10 years old. Funny story, he almost bought an Acclaim, but liked the lift back style of the Sudance better.


THEN, he almost bought a Turbo RS :( It would have still been auto, because my mom refused/s to drive stick, but that would have been a really fun first car.


On the flip side, it could have also been blowed up by the time 10 years had past :laugh:
 

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Great girlfriend, story, and car. Those take me back, I admit. I would do some form of power upgrade and find a set of the sort-of rare factory optional alloy wheels, and call it a nice, happy, fun survivor.
 

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It is an amazing survivor.
I don't even remember seeing many on the road when they were sold new.
The cheap gas of the late 80s/early 90s did not help sell these.
You guys think Ford made any money selling these in North America?
To me- this seemed like a straight up CAFE special back when even the Tempo and Topaz were not THAT fuel efficient.

Hmm... this thread sparked an early 90s memory.
This older dude lived back on the mountain and courted a young woman.
She agreed to marry him if he got a new trailer and got her a new car.
He bought a LOADED new Festiva (and a new single wide). Alloy wheels and all. :laugh:
She left him right after that (understandably).
I used to see him driving that car every once in a while- the car still looked great, even though he looked lonely.
It was probably a 92 or 93.
I need to see if he still has that car... of even is still alive.
Can't drive back on the mountain tho.. That's how tourists get shot.
Where to find out...
 

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I once had the opportunity to acquire an early 90's Festiva, "lightly rolled". Unfortunately I did not get it. Back then I had an 88 Regal with a 2.8L V6 that was surprisingly nimble and lightweight, and 30 mpg highway, so I didn't want to mess with repairing the body. I kind of miss that car. So OP, cherish your Festiva well. :thumbup:
 

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That's a mint Fiesta and a good story.
I've held onto my Fox Wagon for many years because it's simply a fun, quirky car.
I think it'd be fun in either a stock or modified form!


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Torn between keeping it bone stock or going all out, there won't be an in between. Problem so far is that there are not many donor cars around for the upgrades, 5 escort GT's in all of Canada and 3 or 4 Aspires.
 

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^ I don't have a picture, but a friend printed that picture out and had it under the wiper blades when I first saw it.


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