1985 Ford LTD Reviews from North America

1985 Ford LTD Broughm 3.8 V6

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 miles
Most recent distance163000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Comfortalbe reliable transporation

Faults:

It needed valve cover gaskets when I got it.

The power windows didn't work when I bought it the motors and gears needed to be replaced.

The Electronic Control Modular went bad, but was a easy fix.

Battery.

Starter.

Something in the wiring of the fuel pump went bad causing it to stay on when I turned the key and and kill my battery. I still don't know what is wrong with it I simply ran a kill switch for the fuel pump into the car and has worked fine for 7 or 8 months now.

General Comments:

Its been a great car!

Over a year of use and close to 25000 miles its only cost me around 500 dollars to keep it on the road.

It does pretty good on Gas for an older car it gets about 25 mile to the gallon highway.

The worst part of the car is the it hard to some parts in the junkyard because it is kinda a rare car in this area.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2005

1985 Ford LTD police spec 5.0L 302 V8

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0L 302 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carBuick Somerset

Summary:

A cheap and quick sleeper

Faults:

Power steering went out at 199000.

Serpentine belt broke at 199000.

Back Passenger window crank broke at 125000.

General Comments:

This car has tons of torque and power. It could run forever comfortably if taken care of.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2004

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews