Diesel 1986 Mercury Topaz Ls Sedan 4-door 2.0l on 2040-cars
Agency, Iowa, United States
I am selling my old Merc Topaz Diesel. It is all original and gets about 40 miles per gallon overall. I can take it down the 4 lane road with the cruise control set at 65 and the air on and do this. It is not a race car. Acceleration is slow but is still fun to drive. I bought it from the original owner to drive to work. The body is pretty rusty on the bottom and needs work if you are going to drive it a lot. I replaced the water pump, glow plugs and fuel line and serviced it when I bought it. It starts well in the winter. Also has a 110V engine heater. In January I replaced the front axle assemblies, RH wheel bearing and ball joints. I also replaced a tie rod end and the LH front caliper and rear brake shoes. The air conditioning works well. 2 electric window are not working. I put on used 14 radials that have approx. 70% tread remaining.
I have been driving it and it is ok. The body is rusty and floor panels are perforated. The drive train is decent. I would like to see someone do some work on body/frame if they are to use it. It does run and drives.
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Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:30:00 EST
Never underestimate what you'll see on eBay Motors. Take this unique creation, for example. Near as we can tell, it's the same 2002 Mercury Marauder that was modified into a two-door convertible by Ford for the 2002 Chicago Auto Show. According to the seller, this car still boasts its Eaton supercharger bolted to a 4.6-liter V8 engine, and at the time of its debut, the engine was rated at a lofty 335 horsepower. We have a hard time believing that the extra ponies would do much to offset the weight of the additional frame stiffeners and top mechanism on the car, however.
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:00:00 EST
The vehicle is currently offered for sale by a dealer in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, though the listing is mum on how the convertible managed to make its way from Ford's Windy City show stand into the seller's inventory. If you like what you see, the machine can be yours for the princely sum of $75,000 or best offer. Head over to eBay Motors to take a gander at the listing.
The rust issue in the rear wheel wells of 2004-2007 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans has finally led to a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began an investigation into the matter in 2011, said investigation being upgraded to an engineering analysis a year later while NHTSA tried to figure out how many model years should be included in the assessment.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:58:00 EST
Ford has decided to recall all of the 230,000 minivans potentially affected, namely those sold in salt-belt states and countries like Canada. The excess rust in the rear wheel wells was also able to prevent the third-row seats from locking to the floor of the minivan. To repair the problem, owners can take their minivans to dealers, and the dealers will place new panels in the wheel wells, replace the third-row seat mounting brackets and relocate the latches to an area away from any corrosion.
Ford says it will begin notifying owners during the last week of March.
A national law firm, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, has filed a proposed class action lawsuit whose presupposition is that MyFord Touch is defective. Specifically, the complaint states that the system - as well as the MyLincoln Touch and MyMercury Touch clones - often freeze, fail to respond to voice or touch commands and have issues connecting to mobile phones.
According to Hagens Berman managing partner Steve Berman, MyFord Touch is a theoretically "brilliant idea" that falls short in actual execution. Said Berman in a press release, "In reality, the system is fundamentally flawed, failing to reliably provide functionality, amounting to an inconvenience at best, and a serious safety issue at worst."
Other MFT issues enumerated within the 41-page filing include problems controlling the window defroster, rear-view camera and navigation system. The suit maintains that Ford is aware of the problem but has yet to submit a workable and acceptable solution to MFT customers. Scroll down if you'd like to read the full press release.