Amazing great car
Replaced intake manifold and hoses at 150000 km.
Simply put, this is one of the best cars ever made.
Ford spent years and millions refining it since its 1979 debut.
If you have owned one, you will know it gets great gas mileage (24 MPG mixed driving) for a big car, is incredibly reliable, and is probably one of the best highway cars ever made.
The performance is fantastic thanks to heavy duty suspension and sway bars and a nearly 50/50 weight distribution. The engine is so reliable that the only service item is the intake manifold (it will crack after about 150000 km). Fuel pumps go at about 320000km.
Nothing else ever breaks. Taxi companies would put 800000 km on these cars.
I love mine, and 2004 is considered the best year.
Mine had the catalytic converters removed by the Ford dealer for the police, and a corrector chip installed to adjust the fuel mix. According to my local Ford dealer, some had catalytic deletes from the factory, but I have not seen one of those.
I drive mine sedately, and it purrs along. Too bad they stopped making them, as the cops loved them, and the Panther chassis was the mainstay of fleet, limo and commercial use.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th July, 2013