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.