- Jun 3, 2005
- Santa Barbara, CA
The F-150 Raptors ride REALLY nice thanks to the Fox shocks.
Yeah, that ship (boat) has sailed. Nose dive while braking, excessive body roll, these are considered safety hazards and hence have been eliminated.Even these (like the Suburban) seem tuned more to performance than in the past... the steering and handling are more precise, with more feedback and road feel than the land barge I am looking for... the market apparently has passed me by...
In 2011 the MSRP for a Grand Marquis was 30k... adjust for inflation this is now about 40k... so I would be looking to pay around 40k...What is your price range?
The problem with those old land yachts is that they bob around.
Yes, this car has worn shocks in the video, but those old cars still bobbed around.
Worth checking out... thanks!Copy & Paste: Ride comfort
The Legacy’s ride is superb. It mops up just about any pavement flaw with ease, feeling as plush as a luxury car. We marveled at the Legacy’s ability to filter out bumps, control side-to-side body motions, and keep passengers virtually unaware of all but the most egregious road imperfections. The Legacy is not only the most comfortable riding midsized sedan, but it eclipses expensive luxury cars such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Lexus LS.
That's where I was going to go...if you want body-on-frame feel, you'll need to get a body-on-frame vehicle. A softly sprung full sized truck could be what you're looking for, ride-wise. I know both the '13 F150s I had rode really nicely on the highway. The Toyota 4Runner also rides nicely on the highway. None of these vehicles can 'match' the cushy boat feel of a big 70s car, but they might be the closest available.The F-150 Raptors ride REALLY nice thanks to the Fox shocks.