What can I say? This car is a great find.
It's a Rolls Royce for second hand Ford money!
Which other super luxo barge can you get for a tenth of the original price whilst still only having less than average mileage on the clock?
Full service history, 3 owners, 68000 miles, most front and rear legroom in its class, every possible toy fitted in the factory, except for a heated steering wheel disappointingly!
This car even has electrically reclining rear seats (I ask you!)
The interior is seriously pornographic (and the leather just wipes clean, so no sticky mess at all!).
Back to business!!
After replacing the discs and pads, then fitting Avon ZZ1's all round, total cost of around £600 - £700 (please don't let that put you off!). Let them bed in for 500-800 miles, then take it up to about 80mph straight line speed, make sure that nobody is following you, choose a lamp post or marker in the distance that you think that you can stop before. Whack the big stop pedal, ABS cuts in, you feel like you're face is coming off or you are dropping out of light speed in the Millennium Falcon, steering wheel does not even twitch.
Then accelerate back up to 80mph to get to the marker that you chose!!!
The brakes are absolutely AMAZING! (Try it to believe it!!)
Engine is as sweet as a nut and virtually bullet proof, just keep regular sevices up.
Will cost you £88 every 10000 miles for a minor service, and about £165 every 30000 miles major service.
Do services more often if you do a lot of short journeys!
OK so the car uses loads of petrol, LPG gas conversion will cost you about a grand, but apparently gives you more power due to the conversion of the air intake.
You could probably get rid of those nasty, expensive cat's too!
And hey, who cares if it uses loads of petrol??? If you cared about that sort of thing then drive a Fiat Seicento!!
The reason why I marked running costs as average is because parts and servicing are so cheap. You try buying a trim clip for a Saab or something like that... cost you a tenner, go to the scrappy for anything Ford and you will find it for next to nowt.
Great car, great value for money, great car for not getting pulled loads by the cops (even though it will go past spoilerised Nova Bad Boys and almost suck them off the road), great fun being a Baddass Gansta Grandad at 140mph!
Altogether a fantastic car.