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Diesel 1986 Mercury Topaz Ls Sedan 4-door 2.0l on 2040-cars

Year:1986 Mileage:186000
Location:

Agency, Iowa, United States

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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