Yes, it's gone. Pretty bittersweet
I traded it in yesterday on a 2002 Ford Escape XLT, 4x4. Last week I cleaned it up to put it on eBay, and the next day I was on my way back from lunch and heard a slight ticking noise as I pulled into my garage. I shut off my AC and it stopped, so I ignored it. Later, I was heading to town and it started as soon as I started my car. I checked the oil and it was a little low (eek) so I went and got some oil and put it in... nothing changed. I had to come back to school so I took my grandpa's 1985 Grand Marquis (aka PimpMobile) and went back while my parents took it to the dealership.
Initial inclinations pointed to a spun rod bearing, but upon deeper review found that it was much worse and needed a new engine = $1800 at the dealership. Since I was getting ready to try and sell it anyways, I went ahead and did it there since they had a car I was looking at anyways! Traded for Retail minus repair costs ($4000), and got a 2002 Ford Escape XLT with 54K miles on it for $12,900. Seems like a great deal so far. I needed something more "professional" since I am starting at Design Ideas
on Monday in the Marketing Dept.
Well, out with the old and in with the new. I know I won't be able to thank everyone, but here it goes. THANK YOU for all your help and support on my ride over the past few years as it went through its stages:
Here goes the list, if you aren't on here and we both know you should be, then I apologize
Jenny and Dauber, Aaron Lancaster, John, Chris Slevin, Karo, Wild Weasel, Erod, Teske, DAVE
, Winks, Ginostyle, Lenko, Geeds for giving me someone to hate on, love ya man
, Mike Jazz, Clayton, Simon Crabtree and Viral for inspiration, Vince Edwards, Carbonfire, Z2Flip4, Streve, Piparo, anyone that ever helped with any aspect of a J-Body Bash, and so many more.
Here's the new toy, see ya around!
I'll swing by occasionally to say hey, but it seems like everyone is leaving and I don't really know too many of you new guys.... but anyways, KEEP MODDING
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3 more just popped in my head
Tabasco, Joe (modified motorsports) for inspiration also, and of course DropTop for always making us laugh
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well, i must say, you did an excellent job with that car and it was one of my favorite sunfires. good luck in the future man.
Damn dude, I was just wondering last week that I haven't seen your sig in a long time. I've always loved what you've done with the car and it sucks to see it go. Good luck with the new job...and the Ford (you'll need it
Sad to see another old school member leaving
i will miss you... and your girlfiend even more
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congrats!!!! what exactly do you do at design ideas?? do you have a marketing degree?
Where am I on the list
? Been a long time since I've seen you around, glad all is going well in life for you! I thought you had bought an SRT-4?
You know I always had loved your 'fire.
always one of my inspirations as far as how a black J should look. im sorry i never got to see it in person.
I love your car dude. Too bad it had to die on you.
Anyway hope you enjoy the escape and good luck with that job.
P.S. - I still have those razor race vids you posted a while back lol
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It is sad to see another one go.... But in the end it seems they always have their problems.. Good luck with the new escape.. it is pretty!!!! I did the same I wanted something a little more mature and with more room! I went and saw my J today up at the lot and it made me cry!
Good luck man....u were crazy at the 03 bash....Karill...the russian....almost ate ur hardees!
w00t...he remembered me lol Nice meetin ya bdub, good luck with the escape
sorry to hear man. good luck with the *ugh* ford.
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You were an inspiration, sorry to see you leave, enjoy the new wheels!
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DUDE! NO! God I love your ride. Was one of my favorites on the ORG. Your car gave me the inspiration to mod my car. I am deeply saddened with the loss of this sweet ride.
Good luck with the new ride. All the best to you man. Be sure to still hang out on the ORG here. Will miss your ride ALOT.
awww man, the day finally came
me and DTP were just talkin about ya the other day
hate to see a nice j go, but good luck with all and oh yea....youll be back lol
Wow, first HanzenRider, you, and Jack Brown. Old Schoolers are dropping like flies. 2005 really marks a major turning point for this site. i think this is the biggest drop off point for a majority of founding members. Good luck with the new job and truck.
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sorry to hear that...but good luck with the escape? do you have any plans for it? my mom has a yellow escape, i love it