This car has been sold.......i now own a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer with a the 5.0L V8 stay tune'd.... IntroHey check out my guest book let me know what you think and maybe give me n idea or two. I'll return the favor. Don't forget to rate her!! OK, little history this is my first car. I'm 20 now. I got her when I was 18. She had came from Florida about 4 years prior to a son in law. From what the son in law told me, his pops in law baby'd her very much. He did general upkeep like your suppost too. When the son in law got it he had a few problems arise the tranny was week so he had his mechanic friend rebuild it. He didn't remember what was put into it he gave his friend the money to buy the parts and do it, because he trusted him. She shifts considerably harder then the stock tranny would so that means less clutch wear and heat. Which can only lead to a longer lasting tranny. He also came across another problem in later fall(he got the car in early summer)the heater did not work. So this lead him to sell it. He sold it to my fathers boss and it sat behind his shop for the next 3 years he never drove it. My fathers boss is too big to fit in it. The guy is 6'10 and 400 pounds. Even for a Grand Marquis thats pushing it. lol My father was helping me look for a car. He knew I wanted a ford product (Mercury is owned by Ford for those who don't know, there for it's a Ford product). So he asked his boss what he would want for it he said $900. Long story short the car was mine. After I bought it. I did a fresh oil change,blower motor, heater core and heater switch(the heater switch was funny because me n ma pops went to the junkyard and got a heater switch off of 3 87' Grand Marquis's before ma pops and I got one that the plugs matched lol). We also replaced the front brake pads(rotors were fine) lubed the pistons in the front calipers, new Frame air filter, new Autolight spark plugs, new back brake pads and all the hard wear for them. I think I'm forgetting some stuff but it happens. I've been under cars with my pops sense I could walk and talk, literally. So I know a lot but not everything. I'm 20 now and I still call my pops ova when I got a brain twister in front of me.