Re: buying 1st car
I'll agree with threefiftyone8, you should be able to get a decent Mk II Escort for $2500 with the 'Pinto' 2L OHC engine and a 4 speed manual transmission. And as long as you're not looking for a perfect RS2000, then you might even get some change out of your $2500!
And he's right, they are one hell of a great car!
So, in conclusion, BUY THE ESCORT! :)
1985 Ford XF Falcon GL.
4.1L carby Inline 6 cylinder crossflow engine, 3 speed auto, ZL Fairlane instrument cluster and seats, EA Fairmont 15" alloy wheels...
Coming soon: Extractors and decent exhaust...