Recently bought a '96 Grand Marquis, got a couple of questions
I bought a 1996 Grand Marquis LS with about 75,500 miles on it less than two weeks ago. Rides like a dream. I bought it from a mechanic I really trust, he told me the car needed absolutely nothing. The guy who had it is 89 years old and his daughter took away his keys because he kept bumping into stuff. I ran the Carfax on it and the car was driven about 4,000 miles/year for the past four years.
So sure enough, on Saturday I go to start it up and it's cranking but not starting. Turns out it was a idle control valve (or something like that). My mechanic actually came to my home, picked up the car and fixed it on Sunday. I don't know that much about cars, I know a little on how to do basic maintainence, but nothing major.
So I guess my questions are:
1. What are your opinions on the '96 Grand Marquis? Are they good solid cars?
2. I'm still waiting to get the maintainence records from my mechanic, but is there anything I should watch out for on this car with the mileage it has on it now?
I've only been driving the car for a couple of weeks now, but I really like it. It has nice leather seats and a digital dash. It's like driving from a leather couch.
Thanks in advance...