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    Official: Ford Escort returns, just not for US
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    Ford is set to give the burgeoning Chinese market its very own C-segment model, while also reviving one of the brand's more notable nameplates. The new Escort, which will make its world debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show will be built in the People's Republic at the Changan Ford joint venture ...

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    Report: Production Ford Escort heading for Beijing
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    Ford's long-dormant Escort nameplate returned affixed to a sedan concept at last year's Shanghai Motor Show. While not exactly a beauty, it showed a clean, straightforward take on Ford's current styling. The Blue Oval said at the time that it wanted to create a model that was stylish "but not one ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford Escort testing, may be bound for Europe
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    There has been little news about Ford's China-focused Escort concept since debuting at last year's Shanghai Motor Show, but the no-frills sedan has shown its camouflaged face again during cold weather testing in Northern Sweden. While far from a guarantee, the test location might hint that the ...

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    Shanghai: Ford Escort returns... as a concept
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    Ford is kickin' it old school at the Shanghai Motor Show for 2013 with a new Escort Concept – "a name that stirs up thoughts of basic, affordable transportation rather than great driving dynamics or bold design" as we said in our initial preview of the small C-segment sedan. Or, as Ford ...

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    Official: Ford Escort Concept goes back to basics
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    Here's the thing about China: The folks buying cars there have a very different set of standards than shoppers in many other markets around the globe. While we all drool over hot metal with bold designs, and while we appreciate automakers going an extra step to inject even their cheapest ...

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    Video: Ken Block goes through the woods quickly in an Escort Mk2
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    Ken Block gets dirty with a Mk2 Ford Escort – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The North American Ford Escort was launched in 1981 and primarily served as a drab compact of choice for folks who didn't realize where the Escort name originated. The real Escort was introduced to ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1997 Ford Escort Cosworth Rally Car
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    1997 Ford Escort Rally Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Long before the Mitsubishi Evo and Subaru Impreza came to prominence in the world of rallying, the Ford Escort often dominated the world's backwoods trails. Today's eBay Find of the Day is one of the last of the line before ...

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    Video: 24 Hours of LeMons Ford Escort ZX2 flips out
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    Rubbing is Racing - click above to watch the video
    One of the common, angry refrains that veteran 24 Hours of LeMons teams voice is the fact that the $500 junker series keeps increasing the safety requirements, especially when it comes to roll cages. After all, their cage passed the tech ...

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    Make it stop: Bad landau tops
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    Silly landau tops - Click above image for high-res image gallery
    Landau tops. Frankly, some are fine. Show us, say, a mid-to-late '70s Olds Cutlass or Lincoln Town Coupe gussied up accordingly from the factory, and we're liable to nod in approval and make one of those, "Ehh, not bad at all!" ...

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    VIDEO: Irish rally co-driver gives more confidence than a bottle of Bushmill's [*NSFW]
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    Football fans know that offense sells tickets, but defense wins games. Rallying is not so different. Drivers get all the glory, but they'd all be stranded upside-down in a tree somewhere without their co-pilots. The navigators ride shotgun and give the ...

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    VIDEO: Ken Block, Chris Atkinson test out their rear-drive chops in a 1978 Ford Escort Mk2 rally car
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    There are a lot of great racing choices out there for motorsports fans, but few offer up the excitement and showmanship of rally driving. Not many drivers seem to be having as much fun as Ken Block, as his YouTube videos and uncanny drifting prowess ...

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    Escachero!
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    click above image for more views of the Escachero var digg_url = 'https://digg.com/mods/Escachero_The_car_Ford_should_have_built'; Autoblog reader Johnny B. sent us these pics of a hybrid Ford Escort pickup he found that, quite honestly, should have been built by the Blue Oval, as it evokes ...

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    1:87 scale 1981 Ford Escort brings back the memories
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    click above image to get a closer view of this 1:87 scale 1981 Ford EscortWhile Automobile Magazine is pondering the return of the Ford Escort, I can't help but remember the original. I remember carpooling to school with our neighbor who had one without a working heater and writing our names in the ...

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    IIHS reports that bumpers aren't up to the task
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    As much as we like to think our modern cars are getting better and safer, apparently they can't beat an old Escort when it comes to low-speed collision damage. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just released a report detailing their latest test results for the bumpers of midsize ...

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