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Ford Escort 1978

The 1978 Ford Escort range of configurations is currently priced from $1,800.

Ford Escort 1978 Q&As

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  • Importing a Nissan Silvia-powered 1973 MK1 Ford Escort

    There’s no reason why you couldn’t bring it in and get it registered for road use. To bring it in you need an import permit from the Department of Infrastructure and Transport in Canberra. That allows you to land the car, after you need to consult your state authorities to get it approved for registration. Rules vary from state to state, but it is most likely that you would need a report from an approved engineer.

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  • Escort for learner

    GREAT. The Escort is a fun car and great to learn about mechanics and driving. They're easy to work on, there are many parts available and they make a good little club competition car. However, it's old and won't have the modern safety features, but I would say go for it.

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  • Ethanol in the van

    THERE shouldn't be any problem in running your car on ethanol-blend petrol, as long as you understand it is still an unleaded petrol and needs the same sort of valve protection it needs on unleaded. The ethanol blends we are seeing are low in ethanol and there's generally no problem with them. It's only when you get to quite high blends that you could encounter problems. In terms of increasing fuel consumption, I don't know of any additive that will increase your fuel consumption on standard unleaded petrol.

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  • What's a good first car for a son?

    WITH $3000, your son shouldn't be choosy. Cast a wider net and search for the best car you can find for the money. It's better to have a car in good condition, though it might not be a cool choice. That might sound boring, but he'll get better service out of a car in tiptop shape than one that might have a better image but is run down.

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Ford Escort 1978 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1978 Ford Escort will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Ford Escort Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
L Commercial ZR 70S 13 ZR 70S 13
GL Commercial ZR 70S 13 ZR 70S 13
Sundowner Commercial ZR 70S 13 ZR 70S 13
L Coupe 13x4.5 inches 13x4.5 inches
GL Coupe 13x4.5 inches 13x4.5 inches
GL Sedan 13x4.5 inches 13x4.5 inches
Ghia Sedan 13x4.5 inches 13x4.5 inches
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Ford Escort 1978 Price and Specs

The Ford Escort 1978 is currently available from $1,800 for the Escort L up to $4,070 for the Escort GL.

Pricing guides

$2,935
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$1,800
Highest Price
$4,070
Ford Escort Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GL Commercial 2.0L Leaded 3 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
GL Commercial 1.6L Leaded 3 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
GL Commercial 2.0L Leaded 4 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
GL Commercial 1.6L Leaded 4 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
GL Coupe 1.6L Leaded 3 SP AUTO $1,900 $3,300
GL Coupe 2.0L Leaded 3 SP AUTO $2,100 $3,630
GL Coupe 1.6L Leaded 4 SP MAN $1,900 $3,300
GL Coupe 2.0L Leaded 4 SP MAN $2,100 $3,630
Ghia Sedan 2.0L Leaded 3 SP AUTO $2,200 $3,850
Ghia Sedan 2.0L Leaded 4 SP MAN $2,200 $3,850
GL Sedan 1.6L Leaded 3 SP AUTO $1,900 $3,300
GL Sedan 2.0L Leaded 3 SP AUTO $2,100 $3,630
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Ford Escort 1978 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1978 Ford Escort are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1590mm x 1545mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Ford Escort 1978 Dimensions  include 1545mm height, 1565mm width, 4059mm length.
Ford Escort Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
L Commercial 1545x1565x4059 mm
GL Commercial 1545x1565x4059 mm
Sundowner Commercial 1545x1565x4059 mm
L Coupe 1380x1590x3980 mm 125 mm
GL Coupe 1380x1590x3980 mm 125 mm
GL Sedan 1380x1590x3980 mm 125 mm
Ghia Sedan 1380x1590x3980 mm 125 mm
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Ford Escort 1978 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1978 Ford Escort is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Ford Escort is available with the following fuel type: Leaded.

Ford Escort Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GL Commercial 1.6L,Leaded,3 SP AUTO
GL Commercial 1.6L,Leaded,4 SP MAN
GL Commercial 2.0L,Leaded,3 SP AUTO
GL Commercial 2.0L,Leaded,4 SP MAN
GL Coupe 1.6L,Leaded,4 SP MAN
Ghia Sedan 2.0L,Leaded,4 SP MAN
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Ford Escort 1978 Towing capacity

The Ford Escort’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 545kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Ford Escort Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
L Commercial 1.6L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 545kg
GL Commercial 1.6L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 545kg
L Commercial 1.6L,Leaded,3 SP AUTO 545kg
GL Commercial 2.0L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 545kg
L Coupe 1.6L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 0kg
GL Coupe 1.6L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 0kg
GL Coupe 2.0L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 0kg
GL Coupe 2.0L,Leaded,3 SP AUTO 0kg
GL Sedan 1.6L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 0kg
GL Sedan 2.0L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 0kg
GL Sedan 1.6L,Leaded,3 SP AUTO 0kg
GL Sedan 2.0L,Leaded,3 SP AUTO 0kg
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