Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Melbourne, Vic. SE suburbs
Just bought an LTD, any advice?
Hey guys, im new to FORDFORUMS, and i am now the proud owner of a 1995 model dark burgandy LTD with all the goodies (except for sunroof). I havent actually picked the car up yet as its in the workshop in the caryard, to be totally roadworthy. I paid $13,990 with a $3,000 trade in on my old venereble EBII fairmont. Its done 188k, but its in fantastic condition inside and out. I was just wanting to know if any of you guys can give me some advice on a couple of things. When the guy started it, it seemed to struggle to start. Its a 5L V8, and once it started idling, it sounded fine. The guy said that it hadnt been started for a few days and that was why. Does that sound right? Or could the battery be a little down? Also, it drove very smoothly, and had a bit of power but the steering seemed as heavy as my fairmont, maybe heavier. Is that supposed to be like that? Unfortunately i didnt test drive any other LTD's or Fairlanes cause there wasnt any around.
Other than that im really happy with my purchase and i think i got a good deal, considering my fairmont was falling apart and was pushing 300k on the clock. What do you guys think? any comments would be much appreciated. Thanks.