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Auto Transport for Ford Escort Once again, Ford has come up with a fairly goofy name for an automobile. Is the name 'Escort' supposed to make people feel as if they are not going anywhere alone? Anyway, the Ford Escort was a compact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company regardless of whether or not the name choice was a poor one. The North American Escort adopted both the badge and the general design of a redesigned European model and marks Ford's first successful world car. Further, the name lives on given that it has been applied to several additional designs in North America. The Ford Escape replaced the dated Ford Pinto, which was a subcompact car with a modern front-wheel drive design popularized by the successful introduction of the Volkswagen Rabbit. It also more or less replaced the smaller Ford Fiesta, which though mechanically sophisticated, was too small for a Pinto replacement. Continuing with the list of 'firsts' - it was also Ford's first front-wheel-drive car built in North America.

Ford should be commended as the Escort proved to be one of the manufacturer's most successful models in the 1980s. It earned a much better reputation than the Pinto, which faced widely publicized safety issues, which are never easy to overcome. In fact, the Ford Escort was the single best-selling car in its second year on the market and continued in that tradition during most of the decade. Perhaps some of the success is due in part to the various versions that were available. It was launched as a 2-door hatchback and as a 4-door station wagon, with the 4-door hatchback following a year later. This made it an affordable and yet versatile model for the Ford Motor Company. It was also slightly more stylish due to the fact that it had considerably more chrome than the models sold elsewhere making this a car that the whole family could feel comfortable riding in, including style conscious teenagers.


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