Posts Tagged ‘station wagon’

Powered by Mazda – 1984 Ford Escort Diesel and 1984 Mercury Lynx Diesel

October 22, 2014

American manufacturers were pretty slow to the game with diesel engines during their first wave in North America. While VW introduced a diesel engine in their compact Rabbit in 1978, it took another 3 years for a diesel to show up in the Chevette, and 6 years for it to appear in the Escort. And by the time those came out, the fuel crisis had waned somewhat, Americans had become disenchanted with the low power and smelly, smoky emissions of diesels, so sales were not particularly great. So it’s unusual to find a pair of Ford diesel compacts available. To get started, check out this 1984 Ford Escort Diesel for sale for $1700 in Clackamas, OR.

1984 Ford Escort Diesel left rear


Husky Competition – 1958 Ford Squire

October 14, 2014

Supposing you’re into little British cars, but the usual sporting offerings from MG and Triumph are a little too common, a little too fast, or don’t have enough cargo capacity. Supposing you like the new Ford Transit Connect, but it’s just a little too… modern, with its fuel injection, insulation, radio, and more. Well, today’s your lucky day, since we’ve got a 1950s British utility vehicle that gave the Hillman Husky and Morris Minor vans a run for their money in its time. You can find this 1958 Ford Squire for sale for $3500 in San Carlos, CA.

1958 Ford Prefect Squire left front


And Prancer and Blitzen – 1980 Volkswagen Dasher Wagon

September 23, 2014

Thanks to some unusual marketing decisions including positioning and drivetrain choices, VW’s Passat was not a great success through its first few generations. The B1 Passat, known as a Dasher here, shared its name with a reindeer from a Christmas song, following the Rabbit and the Beetle in VW’s effort to corner the animal-lover segment. And the B2 Passat, known as the Quantum, referenced a form of physics, or computing, targeting the often-overlooked nerd segment of the North American car market. So if your tendency is more animal lover than nerd, you should take a look at this 1980 Volkswagen Dasher wagon for sale for $3300 in Orenco Station, OR.

1980 Volkswagen Dasher wagon right front