Am I the only one that has noticed that the car of the future is the car of the past? You don't see Toyota or Honda building retro cars. Maybe it sounded like a good thing but the past is why it's the past.
Examples - BMW, MB, GM, Ford, Plymouth, and on and on...
I found it really interesting that Ford, while no where near as bad as GM, has an amazing car that is CR red dot for 10 years running.
Mercury Grand Marquis
Gets 15 city and 27 highway on the 1998 version.
These regularly get 200,000 miles with no problems.
This happens to be the same car many law enforcement officers are driving.
Isn't it interesting that the big 3 can't make a car like the one they're already making, quality wise, albeit they need some better styling, especially Ford.
Still, you can pick one of these v8 beauties for 3-5 grand.
I am sure those here would pick up a MB instead - but if you need a kicker, there's one.
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis Review and Specs
This is so Detroit...what a car! Who would have thought a v8 would get such good mpg!?!
I thought MB had a lock on the mileage!
2002 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
Purchae from Ford Executive coming off 2 yr. lease. Front wheel drive with traction control is better than on the Saab 9-5 I owned before. 24 mpg highway, 19-20 mpg in town...not bad for a big V-8. Comfortable in town or on the expressway. Maintained by a local Ford dealer with no surprises. Love the electronic ride control, too. Better than a Caddy at a lower price! Too bad they quit making them.
Graceful style, power, comfort, good mileage, reliability and price-value.
Start building them again