Bought new in '92 for about $8500, 136k mi. 27-30mpg, a/c retired 2yrs ago, severe hail damage, has rust and clearcoat is peeling, but I will be putting a new set of tires on it soon so I can drive it a few more years. Other than routine maintenance includes 1 clutch , 2 water pumps, 2 radiators, struts, 2 sets of tie rod ends. I would buy a new one today if they were still being made. Best auto buy I have ever made.
No bling, just good economical, dependable transportation
Seatbelt tracks, tie rod ends, better rustproofing, headlight lenses that don't yellow with age
Bought this mercury new in 1992, has never left us down, maintenence has been unbelievable small compared to the 1999 dodge durango we also bought new. Our mercury bills probably total $500.00 From 1992 till present, the durango already exceeds $4,000.Oo!!!! Topaz is very comfortable to drive, very nice dependable family car. The body still looks brand new after all these years and is not garage kept!
This vehicle is still as stylish as when it was new and is very dependable!!! Gas mileage is an added plus!!!
My time with this vehicle was rough.
It was relatively old when i bought it
but the mileage was low. Despite the
low mileage there were many problems.
The muffler needed to be replaced as
well as struts, starter, serpentine
belt, as well as a rusted bottom of
vehicle. The interior was accebtable
and somewhat comfortable. Also the
automatic rear door locks failed and
the driver side window did not go
Automaticwindow controls with manual
window controls as a backup.