it means they’re scared of technologyWhat in the world is "low maintenance"? Just about any vehicle will go 100,000 or 150,000 miles without any thing but normal maintenance.
While I appreciate everyone's input, and while I'm very much leaning towards keeping this car for all the reasons above, it's comments like yours that I want to hear also. Although I'm pretty sure the timing chain guides are good because the oil has been kept so clean, at 200,000 miles, what expensive repairs might it need down the road?it means they’re scared of technology
that being said it’s always an uphill battle at this mileage. timing chain guides could be up pretty soon.
It's in the shop right now. The A/C compressor clutch is working fine, so that's good. There's a freon leak somewhere, they can't see it. They're filling it up and adding dye to find it. They don't expect it to be too expensive of a fix. Fingers crossed...
I changed the plugs in my 05 Vic at 170K miles. They still looked good. There was zero difference in any kind of performance after the new Motorcraft plugs went in. I ran only 87 octane Mobil.Some models require new spark plugs at 30-50k while others can go 100-120k miles on a set of plugs. This is just one example
I pulled one plug out of Whitey Ford, my '05 Crown Vic at about 55k miles. Looked almost brand new. Very hard to tell any difference between it and a new one on the combustion chamber side. Stuck it right back in.I changed the plugs in my 05 Vic at 170K miles. They still looked good. There was zero difference in any kind of performance after the new Motorcraft plugs went in. I ran only 87 octane Mobil.