I have a V6 LX which provides a lot of power and good features for the money. I paid $3500 for the car in mint condition about seven years ago. I've been accross country about a dozen times in it. It ...
I have a V6 LX which provides a lot of power and good features for the money. I paid $3500 for the car in mint condition about seven years ago. I've been accross country about a dozen times in it. It has the original engine, trans, etc. Its never needed a major repair.
I specificly do not like the 3-speed automatic (and, at almost 170,000 miles, feels like its about to die). It keeps the RPMs too high, killing fuel mileage (actually, considoring the amount of power it has and lack of O/D, the car does ok on fuel really). But, it was the standard of the day when this car was designed. I would much prefer to have the 5-speed manual but oh well.
The A/C works great in the car. LX seats (power driver) are comfortable and durable. Guages are easy to read. Everything is easy to find and access. The reason the car got a low score on features is mostly because it lacks an overdrive automatic and you couldnt get one with leather. My car has every other option, I would like to have had leather as well.
The exterior styling, although plain, is tastefull and functional without being too boxy (like Dodge Spirit or similar cars of the era).
I've put almost 100,000 miles on the car since I bought it, and its served me extreamly well. I upgraded the standard wheels to 15" alloys from a 2001 Mercury Cougar. The look great and improved the handeling of the car, making it a lot more stable at any speed.