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    Sub zero, never owned or driven one, but hampered for one since i was at school. I will own one one day!
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    I still love these. I would still like to own one at some point! Sub Zero for me simply because you don't very offen see them anymore.
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    had one of those myself.. if only the build quality was a bit more german..............

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    Gota be sub zero..

    They're awesome cars.

    My mate use to have one and they're pretty quick.

    I think regardless to how they drive or how the interioir is, they're still sub.
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    This was mine,20,000 miles on the clock,300 bhp GGR conversion.
    I part ex'd my 2001 audi s3 with over 100,000 miles on it for the cossie and like someone else said ' never meet your idols' how true , I soon sold the cossie for another S3 and put the money in the bank.

    Escort Cosworth great to look at, thats all I can say about it!


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    i love em, had a saff cossie before, will get one of these at some point
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    I have one and its a nice quick car.
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    I'm very biased but I think they are very cool!

    Mine is 390bhp at the wheels!


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    uncool this was the toy version of the only cool cossy the RS500...


    found this one pic

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    Own the Sapphire model, stage 3, and if done right and looked after properly, fast and no major issues with it, been a joy but expensive!


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    I had a RS500 about 9 years ago tuned up to 440 at the wheels great car in the dry but evil in the wet. 7 mpg and the arrival of kids said it had to go would love a Escort cossie with similar power.

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    I had a Sapphire Cosworth before I got my S3. I had it for 4 years and it never let me down once and I loved it. My other half has got a mint 3 door too.

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    I'd love a fairly high bhp escort cosworth, one of those must have before you die cars!

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    After reading the Cossie vs Focus RS feature in the latest Evo mag(05/09), I think I will leave this car as a classic in the back of my mind. Owning one will probably change how I feel about this car, I'm sure it was an awesome machine back in it's day. but the game has moved on and 200bhp is standard in a Hothatch today!

    It will always be a 'Cool' car for me.



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    220bhp in stock trim. providing you don't get the not as tunable EEC-IV car and stick with the big turbo's Webber Marelli equipped car you can go stage 3 for not a vast sum of cash and have 330bhp, The skies the limit with these cars.

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    Before impending middle age,I had a RWD Sapphire which went from 220bhp to an eventual 440bhp,with a good few engine mods incl GpA crank,T35 turbo,inlet and exhaust mods etc etc.

    As BILKO1 has said below,this was a very fast car on a reasonably dry road,but on a wet road,mine would spin the rear wheels at 70mph,and on an icy road it was simply scary.

    After that,I was persuaded(by myself!) to buy an ex GpN Escort Cosworth,which obviously had all of the rallying comforts,including a roll cage,2 seats,and absolutely no soundproofing or carpet of any kind.
    It also had AP brakes,rose jointed suspension,straight cut gears and Quaife diffs all round,plus anti-lag and water injection.

    On a good day,when I was wide awake and in the mood,this was an absolute hoot,capable of 4s 0-60 on any surface,but as with all Escorts,prone to be a bit snappy.

    I'll have to see if I can find the pics,but it's not anywhere near as shiny as most of the cars here!...when I bought it,I was able to fish bits of Kielder forest out of the wheelarches!

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    Better than sub zero in my eyes!!

    The RS500 is the ultimate beast in my eyes though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnzoS4 View Post
    uncool this was the toy version of the only cool cossy the RS500...


    found this one pic
    I know this thread is about the Escort but.........this pic of an RS500 is SUB SUB Zero. I've only ever seen 3 original RS500's and this looks amazing. Worth a fortune now!
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    Sub Zero IMO, (to late to vote) :o(

    I have driven a standard one a few years ago and was dissapointed with the performance, but still one of my fav cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 46TheDoctor View Post
    Bit late guys i know, but i have to disagree with Serpico here with his comment on Jap 4x4's with turbos, not in standard form it wouldnt..... Ive had one of these, i wanted one for ages, gorgeous looking with such a presence, as the old addage goes, 'never meet your heroes', not a truer statement for me, disappointed with it in its entirety, got fed up with the fcucker braking down, got lashed by every single scoob and evo i ever challenged......glad to see the back of the thing!!!! IMHO merely a Sierra in frock, looks good though.
    Seconded, I had exactly the same experiance. When I 'Upgraded' to a Skyline GTR I knew where all of the original 53k asking price had been spent (and it def wasn't the interior lol) For a car the same age as the Escort COssie the Skyline is about 15 years ahead of the game.

    Escort was very dissapointing to own, the skyline is the exact opposite

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    Quote Originally Posted by serpico View Post
    Having owned two of these fine beasts (small & large turbo) I can say they were the best cars Ive ever owned. My wallet and missus would not agree tho! The cossies will still embarrass a lot of the new jap stuff with turbo's & 4wd.
    I think you would have been embarressed trying to keep up with my old pulsar gtir That thing was insane .. jap... turbo and 4x4 ! or my scooby, or any of our skylines come to think of it ... especially being driven by a girlie!! Why do ford owners never like a "proper' drivers car ?? !!!

    To be fair i think the escort cossi is a cool car just as the sierra was too... In their original condition anyway ! But i would never want to own one just because i think their are far better cars to own for the money nowadays

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammi View Post
    i would never want to own one just because i think their are far better cars to own for the money nowadays
    Only the people in the UK keep them alive, everywhere else they are nothing.

    That said for 3k you can't get a more fun car the a RWD saff, stage 2'd at 330brake and theres not a lot of real world stuff that would keep with it

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    as i said already its my fantasy car since school. I drove a standard one the other day and it was dog slow, but i couldnt stop grinning. I could just look at it all day, and thats eventually what ill do. Have one to nurcher like a pet lol
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    I went in my uncles which was brand new reg "K2 COS" at the time it was a sensation, I remember him taking it up to 145mph and bricking it! Never been in one since.

    One thing he always went on about was the insurance, he was in his 40's and he still had to have a gear lock and 2 seperate immobilisers on it to get it covered.
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    The RS500 and the Escort Cossie both look cool from the outside, but how about someone posts a picture of the dash? Now that is NOT cool.

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    Oh my lord

    This is a nearly 20-year-old Escort we're talking about, and guess what, Audi forumists are banging on about the dashboard and interior

    It's a K-reg Ford ffs

    My opinion: subzero. I prefer the small turbo car without the big gay wing, but I'm odd like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    I went in my uncles which was brand new reg "K2 COS" at the time it was a sensation, I remember him taking it up to 145mph and bricking it! Never been in one since.
    Interesting speedo.

    Weren't they booked at circa 137mph top speed (with the wing)?

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    It's an old Ford...My mk1 Fiesta 1.1 (first car) used to pull 110 mph

    Apparently without the wing they were good for 150? The cosworth that is, not my old Pop Plus
    Still loving the 130i like the sideways dirtbag I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjmspeedy View Post
    I know this thread is about the Escort but.........this pic of an RS500 is SUB SUB Zero. I've only ever seen 3 original RS500's and this looks amazing. Worth a fortune now!
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    Dream car (RS500) - Still loooks amazing 30 years on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomjim View Post
    No britiish ford could ever be cool
    i dont agree with this IMHO chavs are attracted to these for some reason and fook knows how they afford them but i would deffos have one as a second car tho!any car that has the bottom end of a transit on it cant be relible tbh lmao but still, looks dated if compared to todays cars but you cant compare it to anything back then as it was 'something special', unreal motor and wont die quietly!!!!!

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