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Old 07-28-2007, 12:50 AM   #1
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While my Bonne is down I've been driving a 98 Mercury Grand Marquis with 17k on the clock . I hate it; this car is everything my Bonne isn't. But I shot a video of 0-78mph I sat on the converter for the take off but it felt like it actually hurt the power. And the 1-2 upshift at about 45mph didn't feel good at all, back to driving this thing like a Grandpa.

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http://youtube.com/watch?v=r-AHk8aMUSM

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Old 07-28-2007, 02:47 AM   #2
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man those digital dashes are sweet though
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My dads Lincoln Towncar has that same digital dash but blue cool
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Grand Marquis and Crown Victorias are actually pretty nice cars...

I prefer the box body style though, the '79-'87 bodies. I'd take an Interceptor any day of the week though.

I mean, I have been driving Crown Vics since I got my license five years ago, lol. Still have my '85... mainly bought the Bonne to keep miles off of it, and so I could have a reliable DD and winter car, lol.

Got the linky in my sig. if anyone wants to check it out, lol.
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Interesting thread.

My wife and I sold our 99 Bonnie back in June and the replacement is the 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis you see in my sig.

We actually really like the car. It'* got ample power, drives like a dream, VERY comfortable, good on gas, not a bad looker, and gets you respect on the highway at night (motorists think it'* a cop since it has the same lights as a CV). Overall, we're very pleased with it. Not to mention, it'* inexpensive to buy and insure. And the repairs are few and far between. Since they're designed and built for service use they are durable cars.
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that thing looks slower than death...ill stick with the ssei, and my 95 caprice lt1 and posi equipped :-p
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that thing looks slower than death...ill stick with the ssei, and my 95 caprice lt1 and posi equipped :-p
Yeah, I'd go shoot another video where I didn't load up the converter for the launch if the 1-2 shift didn't produce a shudder from the trans at WOT. There was some major torque management working against me in that video. But trust me it'* not to much faster then that video shows.

It'* a nice car for sure; it'* just not my cup of tea.
I'm just hoping I get my Bonne back on the road in the next week

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It just needs a little help
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kwd41bx4uo
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Thats not that bad, 10 seconds it appears to be to me, my bonne is 10.5 and i dont mind the power of it too bad, so why not.
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This is why I liked my Grand Marquis... and yes this video is somewhat old and the car WAS NOT sold contrary to the window label lol.

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/d...2f010cf0c6.htm

One wheel or not... it puts on a good show, and yes that was a lawn mower with a system wired up to it you heard in the background. We get bored easily... ok?
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