Looking for a car....

cptlo

Pursuit Driver
Anyone know of someone selling either a Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, or Lincoln Town Car? A co-worker is trying to find a nice one. She said she definitely wants leather seats and somewhat low miles (under 100K).

Thanks!
 

lotstodo

aka "The Jackal"
People troll the retirement villages in Florida just waiting for folks to die so they can buy these cars. I have a friend whose father lived in some huge trailer park retirement villages in Florida. When his dad died last year he had 2 notes stuck to the door offering to buy his Crown Vic before he could fly down there.
 

Paxilpapa

Serenity, through modern chemistry
People troll the retirement villages in Florida just waiting for folks to die so they can buy these cars. I have a friend whose father lived in some huge trailer park retirement villages in Florida. When his dad died last year he had 2 notes stuck to the door offering to buy his Crown Vic before he could fly down there.
These vehicles are apparently highly prized for their frame in demolition derby cars,,, so you have both ends of the market going after them. Fortunately for the people that want to drive them on the street, there are plenty of old taxis and police car for the demo derby crowd.
 

lotstodo

aka "The Jackal"
These vehicles are apparently highly prized for their frame in demolition derby cars,,, so you have both ends of the market going after them. Fortunately for the people that want to drive them on the street, there are plenty of old taxis and police car for the demo derby crowd.
The front suspension and steering assembly is also highly prized for hot rods.
 

cptlo

Pursuit Driver
My co-worker is likely to be pissed at me soon. While looking for a car for her, I've decided to possibly buy one myself as a second car. I found one that looks good and is priced right so I got a pre-purchase inspection. Before I pass this car to her :), can one of you more knowledgeable about cars tell me if the picture below is a bad sign? The inspection says "oil pan leak (minor)" and "oil residue on engine oil pan". To me it looks bad but maybe I'm overthinking it. Thanks!!!

oil pan.jpeg
 
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Guard Dad

Administrator
Staff member
My co-worker is likely to be pissed at me soon. While looking for a car for her, I've decided to possibly buy one myself as a second car. I found one that looks good and is priced right so I got a pre-purchase inspection. Before I pass this car to her :), can one of you more knowledgeable about cars tell me if the picture below is a bad sign? The inspection says "oil pan leak (minor)" and "oil residue on engine oil pan". To me it looks bad but maybe I'm overthinking it. Thanks!!!

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Not necessary, but possibly. Could need a new gasket, or could be something above the pan leaking. Could be a rear main seal lekaing.

Point being, better have a mechanic check it out.
 

cptlo

Pursuit Driver
Not necessary, but possibly. Could need a new gasket, or could be something above the pan leaking. Could be a rear main seal lekaing.

Point being, better have a mechanic check it out.

Thanks. I think I'm just going to pass this one to her and let her deal with it if she chooses. It has a couple bodywork issues too that would drive me crazy.

I kinda miss having a truck so I'm looking at older used trucks too but they are way too expensive compared to every other type of vehicle.
 

Guard Dad

Administrator
Staff member
Thanks. I think I'm just going to pass this one to her and let her deal with it if she chooses. It has a couple bodywork issues too that would drive me crazy.

I kinda miss having a truck so I'm looking at older used trucks too but they are way too expensive compared to every other type of vehicle.
EVERY household without a man bun needs a truck.
 

Paxilpapa

Serenity, through modern chemistry
That may be some type of spill that was wiped off. there is zero sprayback onto the transmission case. If there was any type of constant leak, the bottom of the trans would be wet and blackish.
 
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