I have a question about a potential first car:
Is a 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis a good choice of first car?
This is coming from a teenager with extensive automotive knowledge and
experience, notably repair but not actual diagnosis of problems.
The particular car in question has a driver's floorboard section that
is rusted very heavily, and in this area there's a seemingly abnormal
change in the height of the floor itself...would love comments from
current 1988-1991 Grand Marquis or Crown Vic owners. Will send photos
through email if desired.
Mechanical condition: fantastic, though it has nearly 200,000km on
it!!! Another note: the oil consistency was a bit wonky, not solid dark
or solid light, sort of mixed and not as full as it should be.
Any big red lights in the above that I should know about? I'll bet the
main comment will be the oil part...but seeing as its $800 OBO I feel
it's worth my time and money to do some bookwork before even
considering buying it.
UVIP and all manuals present, but old service records are not. Two
previous owners that are known of, there may be another. Only current
owner (a mechanic) has maintenance records.
Any more info needed, feel free to ask and I'll post it.