You simply cannot beat these cars, I've only rode in one once, and it was absolutely awesome. It was quiet, very smooth, too many highpoints to list. Just love these cars!
I love these cars too. I used to own an 86 with a 351 4 barrel. Wow, what a blast to drive. They sure don't make comfortable interiors like that in base model cars today either.
I also love the boxy styling of the 80's sedans; very classy and distinctive compared to the cars of today.
There's still some classic style Vics on the roads here in Eastern Canada. I own a '90 and it's only seen ONE winter. Excellent condition overall, and I'm trying to preserve it :)
Update on the car by original poster:
178000 kms on it now and counting.
Maintenance on this car is super cheap, only oil changes needed. I use good quality Castrol synthetic oil as I love my car.
Have not needed any other repairs.
I plan to do a transmission flush soon, just as preventative maintenance. I like to take good care of my cars. Apparently you must used Ford Dextron transmission fluid.
I am amazed at the decent as mileage I get from this large full size car, comparable to many newer cars for highway mileage surprisingly. As well you can seat 6 people if needed, have a huge trunk, and towing capability if desired.
This car is an absolute pleasure to drive. I recommend buying one if you can find one; I sure do not regret my purchase.