"No, no, no sirs. You do not understand. Ford 1936 better Cadillac in 1926"
Book "Little Golden America" in 1936. Ilf and Petrov.
The history of this car Ford Escort 1.9i LX 4 door is very confusing. Back in 1989 in the U.S. state of Michigan with this car came down the assembly line in the color "Burgundy" and after 10 years what that was on the opposite side of the Earth. In a small, safe, clean and surprisingly beautiful country of Belarus (West Europe). Today it is impossible to know how this car came to us. Jumped from a typical continent where you can refuel at a gasoline enough gas stations, surf thousands of miles smooth as glass highway. Plunge into the Pacific breeze, and a few days later in the same way in the Atlantic. Face off force of such fellows. Served on the company's service. And generally very confident and comfortable feel, certainly not "black sheep" .
One day. One Mr. from U.S. invited a friendly visit to Germany (East Europe). It was not easy to abandon the typical "American Comfort ", but the visit was to last more than one year. At that time, this car was one of the leaders of the automotive market. Suppose it was a compact car, but also cross one of the last truly American throughout. In the comfort, simplicity and design. In the late eighties design ideas give a person everything that was needed. Including air conditioning, power, electro and 3-speed automatic transmission. This copy with the entire set of different goodies was quite a economical car suffered 2w generation and possibly partially stripped design flaws (do without them). 1.9 liter engine with a single injection allowed to develop 90 hp. The body was fully galvanized and with proper operation allowed resisted atmosphere, both in the Northern and in the southern part of the continent. Thus shooting down of two bleed Oklahoma hares. Having a fully independent suspension on the one hand the accuracy required in the operation, on the other hand control becomes smoother and more predictable. In the technical stuff will not go. Say one. For car "Golf class" grade car was impressive.
So he came on German autobahns. Even respectable became a member of the club ADAC, although based off target. It does not matter. Accident? Accident were still. The front bumper on the inside is numbered 1993, it may have changed for some reason. What else? Drover came up for sale thoroughly twisted standard radio, twisted rear speakers (and speakers that was necessary), and lo and behold standard panel trunk replaced the velor pasted chipboard. Gaze future buyer it did not seem strange, you never know.
What roads he got to the west of Europe is unknown. History tells that the first encounter with the car was akin to a space flight. Transfer switch is not necessary, the wheel turns with one finger instead of the gas pedal pressed noise makes acceleration and brake pedal stop predicted. As it was impossible without experience does not agree with this instance? He just has turned the head. In a small independent country, which only just regained consciousness after the collapse of the USSR. People tried to live, do plans. In 1999, I was 11 years old . This was the first foreign car in our family had previously been ZAZ 968M Yellow and ZAZ 968M Red were all then happy because .