Great Value. Resale value is low but that is good for buyers looking for dependable transportation. Electronic temperature controls can be expensive to fix. Great car for the money. This thing is just as comfortable as when it was new, runs just as smoothly as well. I'll take another one.
Most under appreciated car on the road today. If your looking for a small neo- hippy car or a glitzy peacock vehicle don't look at the merc. but if you need a to hell and back in comfort and reliability you cannot look anywhere else. I do alot of highway driving and at 70 mph+ I average 31-33.5 mpg depending on AC usage. show me any v8 import lux sedan that gets that mpg and then compare price tags and reliability. this platform is something that should never be discontinued its a mark of American quality. I'm 31 and I get asked why I drive an old man car and I respond because old men know quality and don't have time for less.
I just bought this car its a 2004 and only had 53400 for miles. The car looks and drives like new and should it was a one owner bought in Florida and came here to new England in 2010. I have worked with cars all my life and this is one of the best to own.
Got this car used in 2012 with only 24,300 miles on it.
Had an older Lexus GS300 prior to this.
So far I really like the Panther platform.
I have replaced one fuel pump; otherwise, no driveability issues.
Electronic Climate Control was out, which I fixed myself with an aftermarket part.
Cruise control was out, and is still out; just haven't needed it.
Factory CD player died, so replaced with a Pioneer unit.
Fake chrome trim pieces were damaged so I replaced with store-bought new ones.