My Land Yatch
By landyatchcapt on
1990 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park GS 4dr Wagon
I got this car through a trade, I traded my 1968 ford custom 2dr sedan for another land boat. :P I wanted comfort, a heater, and a decent sound system, which I got. Lovingly named Martha, she isn't that fast, the 4 speed does the engine no justice at all, the gas mileage is awful but you get a lot of torque. The torque how ever on any slick surface dry, wet, or icy with send your back wheels spinning and/or you sliding. Cant begin to tell you how many times I've power slide into a lane as I pull out into traffic, I probably looks cool on the outside, but scares the bejeebers out of me. I only replaced, the alternator, headlight switch and blinker switch. Bad: Acceleration/speed and mpg
Comfort, cornering lights, space, luggage, full size spare, and Wood Grain siding!!!
New transmission 5 speed at least, or fix the gear ratio. Make it front wheel drive maybe?