I bought this car two months ago. The car has the police interceptor package. I've fixed the handful of minor problems the car had upon intital purchase. It's fun to drive with plenty of acceleration and good handling for a car that size. Plenty of room for the wife and kids. Also a lot of metal around you in the event of an accident.
The sheer amount of room inside and the huge trunk are great for a family. The performance upgrades are nice. Just becuase I have three kids is no reason not to be able to enjoy what I drive.
Move the trunk release from the center of the dash to the driver's door panel like a Maxima. Replace trunk hinges with a gas-strut assembly for even more room.
Buy the police package if you can find
one in good shape. I have 140K on mine
with no mechanical problems
whatsoever. For the price, you can't
beat it if you're looking for a solid,
rear wheel drive, V8, full size
vehicle that can drive like a smaller
Windows roll down with the key on
acc., doors open from the inside even
if locked, e-brake automatically
disengages when car is in drive, solid
Performance is OK, but for a 289 C.I.
V8, it could have more than 210
horses, especially considering what
the new 4 cylinder engines are putting
This has been a dependable car, with
the exception of a few manufacturing
defects that Ford isn't ready to
1. Plastic intake manifold tends to
crack and loose antifreeze around 60m+
2. Ball joints have no greasing feature
and tend to make considerable noise and
will fall out at 60M+ miles.
3. Hood safety catch will let loose
when going down the road, making this
car extremely dangerous.
Big car ride
Fix the above problems to make the car
more reliable and less costly to