Need soft smooth ride for '96 Grand Marquis (aka Crown Victoria)
Ok, my wife has a '96 Mercury Grand Marquis (it's not an ex-police car or anything, pretty much standard all over). She has bad back and neck problems, so the bumps in the road *really* hurt her a lot. The car has around 120k miles on it right now, and I don't know when the shocks were changed last (she bought it at 70k or 80k miles, her dad maintained it 'til she moved to the city where I was when it has about 100k miles, so he might've changed them once).
So I am looking to buy new shocks for this thing that will give me the smoothest ride possible, regardless of handling. She drives very cautiously, so I don't have to worry about sharp turns and quick braking much at all.
I've heard about air bags, but it sounds like those would cost around $2000 or more. One guy at Tire Kingdom said that Gabriel is the smoothest that they have (but I could only find a model # match for Gabriel Guardians, their standard model, and couldn't find a match for Gabriel Ultra, their premium model). Autozone has Bilstein shocks on their website, and the Bilstein Comfort Rides seem promising.
So what would you folks say is the best option for me without *totally* breaking the bank.
Last edited by sowellfan; 04-02-04 at 10:00 PM.