Exterior Color: maroon
Interior Color: maroon
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Seats
Drive Type: Auto with overdrive
Number of Doors: 2
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
All original 82 Cougar XR7 Coupe. 65000 original miles. Auto with overdrive. Power locks. Working Cruise control. AC but needs charged. Power seats. Body in good shape rust and dent free. Few small door dings as expected with original older car. Recently rebuilt 2 barrel carb. Runs drives good. Could use an alignment and or new front brake rotors (has shimmy when braking hard). Was parked for a long time and fuel filter had plugged. New fuel filter installed, but something to keep eye on in the future. Exhaust needs extended. Nice, clean interior, but headliner is sagging. Asking $2000 obo Call or txt 605-580-1504 for more info.
Everything I can think of that the car may need: alignment, front brake rotors, headliner tightened or repaired, AC charge, minor exhaust work (existing exhaust needs extended it's too short). Low book over $2100 and average over $5100, not even considering the low original mileage, accident free, rust free, and dent free. Prior to my ownership, one owner family. Car even has original factory build sheet in the glove box, but not original window sticker.
There may be more steering woes for the Ford Crown Victoria. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation into the Crown Vic and Mercury Grand Marquis from the 2004 to 2007 model years and the Mercury Marauder for the 2004 and 2005 model years because the steering shaft can jam. The issue could potentially affect an estimated 500,000 vehicles.
According to the regulator, there is a possibility that the driver's side heat shield for the exhaust manifold can rust, dislodge, and then wedge into the steering shaft. If this occurs, it leads to a situation where the driver can no longer control the car.
NHTSA has received five complaints of this happening, including one alleged case with an injury. In that situation, the car was driving onto the highway, lost control and rolled over. One occupant was hurt in the accident.
Ford is already well into winding down its Mercury line, and the autoamker has announced that the very last of the soon-to-be dead brand's products built for retail sales was manufactured on Sunday, October 3. The final Mercury Mariner rolled off of the assembly line at the company's Kansas City facility, putting an end to a brand with over 70 years of history behind it.
Even after the Mariner heads off into the automotive sunset, Ford says that it will continue to manufacture a handful of Mercury models for fleet and government service for a while longer, though mum's the word on how long we can expect that practice to continue.
Interestingly enough, according to USA Today, most incentives on Mercury vehicles have all but dried up, even as the brand's August production increased by 120 percent compared to July's figures. Instead of cash on the hood, some areas are offering no-cost maintenance or similar programs. Even so, Mercury has continued to out-sell Lincoln right to the end - besting Ford's luxury arm's sales by nine percent in August.
Owners of Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models, listen up. According to a report on Automotive News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into these four vehicles totaling an estimated 725,000 units. The investigation appears to center around a malfunctioning throttle body on non-hybrid models of the 2005-2012 Escape and 2011-2012 Fusion. With Mercury dying off after the 2011 model year, this probe will also apply to the 2005 through 2011 Mariner and the 2011 Milan. There has been some discussion around the Escape stalling issue for some time now, but this investigation appears to be larger in scope than before.
Though not a recall yet, NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received 123 complaints of stalling or surging vehicles, while Ford itself has logged 1,472 complaints. The investigation report, which is posted below, seems to indicate that a faulty circuit board for the throttle body could cause the vehicle to go into limp mode, which, according to NHTSA, could cause complaints of both stalling and surging.