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2/23/20
3:44 PM
4

I had a shorty from around 86/87. Drove it for 270,000 miles. The shop that fixed/maintained it for me bought it for $400. It may still be alive. Had over 400,000 miles a couple of years ago. Floor shifter automatic, not column. I looked at manuals originally but rarity and the weird geometry threw me off. Had the 3.0 Read more

2/23/20
12:25 PM
3

Agreed, the interior makes it pretty clear it’s pre-facelift (91), but the grille is post-87. It’s also a pretty rare model, being not only a non-window short length cargo van, but also having the barn doors. This van most likely has the 3.0L “Vulcan” V6, the same engine that came in Taurus’ and Rangers through 2007.

2/21/20
9:24 PM
9

I think it’d be cool to see this next to the repair history on a 400k mile taxi or Panther-body Towncar. Then factor in initial purchase price differences and fuel costs. It’s still not apples to apples, but it’d be a neat point of reference.

2/18/20
6:08 PM
1

Agreed, that was my point.  It’s pretty hard to buy/sell a car without transferring the title, but plenty of gaps where a car can get repaired from a collision and not get reported to CarFax.

2/18/20
2:10 PM
1

Yes it was totaled, I bought the car back and asked if they needed the title to brand it as salvage, they did not because it was over 10 years old. 

2/18/20
10:50 AM
100

So how many more brand-shuttering announcements before General Motors gets demoted to Colonel Motors?

2/18/20
8:58 AM
14

Brother-in-law had one of these. Switch is for a turbo timer, a fan to keep it from seizing up hot after you shut the engine.

2/18/20
8:24 AM
13

I’d buy Ford Sierra badges and call it done.

2/18/20
8:11 AM
10

In the solid why the heck not price range. I would want to know what the switch is for. I used to have a car I added a switch to control the power antenna when the non-factory unit did not control it.

2/14/20
1:36 PM
2

When we sold our Dodge Nitro R/T, it had been involved in 3 wrecks, but none of them showed on the CarFax. All three were handled through insurance, and one was almost $8K in repairs (grille, hood, bumper cover, both front lights, and right fender replaced and painted), and that date/location was listed on the CarFax Read more

2/14/20
12:47 PM
24

I think they wrote 0+ as in it could be 0 wrecks or more.

2/14/20
12:22 PM
12

I feel like you can probably trust what they report, just don’t put any stock whatsoever in a lack of info meaning anything. 1 owner means 1+owners, 0 wrecks means 0+wrecks

2/14/20
11:59 AM
11

The 4wd/AWD obsession is dumb and whether people realize it or not a lot of cars “up north” are also FWD. Like the the rest of the country and the rest of buyers. Read more

2/13/20
11:23 PM
1

I think that’s a causative factor. I’m probably spinning what was meant to be a humorous misinterpretation of the headline too far, but I was happened to catch part of a radio program (ABC’s Health Report) recently, and apparently this really is an issue that isn’t dealt with by the medical system nearly as well as it Read more