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As above. Has any one here been in or driven an Escort Cosworth? Don't know what it is but i've always had a thing for them and now i'm selling the evo to upgrade to a 6 or 8 (supposedly) i can't help thinking about the cossie?

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my brother sold his to my son :coolsm: lovely cream leather interior and it was quick, the little sod was caught at santa pod on camera he denied he was there until I showed him the picture off here :crackup:
 

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EVO5GSR_SAS said:
As above. Has any one here been in or driven an Escort Cosworth? Don't know what it is but i've always had a thing for them and now i'm selling the evo to upgrade to a 6 or 8 (supposedly) i can't help thinking about the cossie?

Any views or opinoins appreciated
You could say I have driven a few :D very pretty cars IMO but dynamicly no where near as good as a Evo unless very heavily modifed,
I have owned both Escort and Evo at the same time I only have the Evo now.

Mark
 

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iv owned 4 sapphire cossys and 1 escort cosworth .and then evos 4 +6 .the escort to be fair was only in standard trim and in standard trim they are complete shite .the little surprise is the escort cosworth is behind all of the above cars .looks cool but shite ,and my sapphs handled better aswell.
 

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I have only recently sold my Escort Cosworth (see link below) and as said in the above post it was a big let down.

http://lancerregister.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=134819

I have owned and driven Cosworths for the last 15yrs and have to say that the best out the bunch has got to be a 2WD Sapphire.

Not much to look at but a very nice balanced car and if you stage 3 it, it goes quite well.

Will always have a soft spot for them which is why i now have a 3 door in storage but if its for everyday use id steer away from the Escort and go for a Sapphire.

Either that or stick with an Evo ;) thats what i've just done :D
 

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previously have owned all Cosworth models, 3dr, 2wd and 4wd Saphire and Escort Cosworth (even had a Granda Cossie once!); anyway Escort Cosworth never impressed me much, standard car was not good enough, also had a nicely modified one but that was nothing to get excited about either plus horrible inside and, most importablty of all is/was massively over priced but in their favour hold their value well and rare enough to be of interest. My fav' s still a good 4x4 Saphire - which can be bought for peanuts...
 

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Re: Re: Escort Cosworth: Any1 been in/ driven one?

Madevelopments said:
You could say I have driven a few :D very pretty cars IMO but dynamicly no where near as good as a Evo unless very heavily modifed,
I have owned both Escort and Evo at the same time I only have the Evo now.

Mark
Dont believe a word Mark says.

he only has half an evo! :D

I have his engine and he has no brakes or suspension :moon: :D
 

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I used to own a standard escort cossie 8yrs ago & loved it, at that time it was the b#llocks, but time moves on & compared to the evos of today is pretty tame unless highly tuned!I still wouldn't say no to one if offered as second car - it was awesome on the motorway!I do miss it now & again though....
 

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just to follow on from my previous post ,the escort cosworth appeared approx 1992 .ie it was running on sapphire running gear and engine and was getting slower .it was 4/5 years out of date when it entered service really.to top that it just wasnt as stable at high speed on say an A road .ok on a twistier road but even then still a bit nervous at speed.i was so dissapointed with my escort cosworth i changed back to a sapphire 4x4 cosworth as soon as i could .a 4x4 sapphire cosworth with 380bhp is a total animal and reliable if done correctly.not as good as an evo in a corner but in a straight line the cossy is awsome.
 

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ive owened 2 2 wheel drive saffs and 2 escorts, stage1 and 3, had nothing but trouble with all of them,one of my escorts had only covered 15k too!!think the escort cossie is still one of the best looking cars ever made :coolsm: but poo handling and speed compared to fast evo's imo
 

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I have just sold my 380bhp Escos after owning it for 7 years. Running both the Escos and the Evo VIII for the past 12 months, I found that I was choosing to drive the Evo over the Escos most of the time and my Evo is only approx 300bhp!

I loved the Escos and can't fault it, as mine was a very reliable and well sorted car. It felt a much 'heavier' car to drive though and had a more positive feel to it IMO especially at top speeds and handled well on track. I haven't tracked the Evo yet, so can't offer a comparison.

The Evo is far more of an everyday, driveable car than the Escos I had and much more economical on fuel. IMO a standard small turbo Escos is about the only one that you could use as an everyday car, but they are slow as standard [227bhp].

The downfall of owning an Escos now is the lack of parts - more and more are obsolete now. Also, finding a good Escos will be a long, hard search and will command big money - the guy who bought mine had been looking for one for well over 4 months and he said he'd seen some right sheds during that time and he'd almost given up hope of finding one.
 

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I have had a few cossies in the past.MkII escort with a cossie conversion,followed up by the orginal 1986 sierra cosworth, Rs500 sierra cosworth,and escort cossie.If you have the money and tune it right it is still one of the quickest cars to drive,i had luck i didnt have to buy much parts as my uncle was a mechanic for the wrc ford rally team.

Tuned Evos are easier to drive daily and are more reliable.The cossies are starting to show there age.

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IMO a standard small turbo Escos is about the only one that you could use as an everyday car, but they are slow as standard [227bhp].

Have you driven a standard Escort with the the T25 turbo , its got to be the worst car I have driven for lag, Off boost the car is totaly undriveable, The Sapphire 4x4 is a far better drive even running higher boost.

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i have had 3 cossies, great in their day but really really showing hteir age now. excellent resale value though if in good nick. 2wd saphire the best but for fun a 3 door whale tale is the dogs. will not even compare to an evo though imo.
 

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IMO a standard small turbo Escos is about the only one that you could use as an everyday car, but they are slow as standard [227bhp].

Have you driven a standard Escort with the the T25 turbo , its got to be the worst car I have driven for lag, Off boost the car is totaly undriveable, The Sapphire 4x4 is a far better drive even running higher boost.

Eddie
Lag on the T25??? Undriveable??? Off boost made it the only Escos that was driveable as an everyday runner.

When I bought my Escos, it was a standard ST with a T25 turbo and it was lardy and slow, so within 12 months I had a BT conversion done.

There was hardly any lag on the T25, as boost cut in at about 2.2k revs. I think you're getting confused with the lag on the BT models - my Escos had a T34 turbo and the lag was awful. For urban/town driving I rarely got into 4th gear.
 

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i had a t35 grp A turbo ( minus restricter ) on my 4x4 sapphire cosworth .running 26psi yes it had a bit of lag but held boost very well and would leave all but 400bhp evos for dead..
 

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No it was a 1994 small turbo model with fords EECIV engine management system. No drivability off boost, Vibration right through the car when accelerating below 2.5k in 3rd gear and above. God knows what the large turbo models were like.The Sapphires I drove with the T3 turbo didn't have this lack of low down power.

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