I bought my car used with 89,000 miles on it. It now has 148,000 miles. I have had to get major repairs on the a/c and some bolts and things only twice, other than routine maintenance, (tires, oil changes etc. and replacing the battery twice in the past 7 years) I have had a very good experience with this car. When I bought it, it cost me $4,000. 00. It took $13.00 to fill the gas tank. Now it costs $35 to fill the gas tank. It is a good car to take on road trips. The sun has done a job on the hood paint.
Reliable, low cost. The 6 cylinder engine does not eat transmissions and alternators like the 8 cylinder Thunderbirds I drove before did.
I suggest that Ford/Mercury come up with a better way to make the cloth on the inside of the roof adhere, make sure the cigarette lighters work properly, and make sure the power windows don't wear out. It is OK, but I bet that will be a problem soon.
Bought car from grandmother in '01 with 41k. Good riding car with good pickup. Have had transmission issues almost immediately, but have never had to replace. Engine still runs well at 122k, but burnt oil smell after 15 minutes of driving. I change the oil religiously every 3k. Annoying problem with driver's side door latch loosening and having to be re-tightened often. Had to replace radiator at 110k. Generally a good car.
Comfort, pick up, good cruise
Transmission, a/c has gotten weaker, door latch, head gasket?
looks perfect. wrecked 3 times (T-boned each side and front end into a ditch once. No putty. New parts each repair). Everything works except the lumbar inflation in the passenger's seat. Has full electronics package. Leather interior in perfect shape.
i bought my 3.8L with 100,000 miles and
with no ac - after going through half
of the winter i realized there is no
heat either. when i tried to get it
fixed they said there was a leak in the
head gasket that would cost me almost
what i paid for the car. now starting
the car is a problem because its
probably burning oil(tons of smoke
pouring out the exhaust and smells
awful). temp gauge keeps fluctuating
even after new thermostat was put in.
it does poor in the rain and even worse
in the snow.
like the digital dash and the comfort
of the leather. has great acceleration
and good performance(except when wet