1971 Ford LTD 351 W from North America
Overall the car is safe, strong, smooth -- my land yacht
Brakes: replaced the whole system. I should have had it checked out when I got it.
Transmission wouldn't lock into park or drive well. Surprisingly a simple fix.
I took the car through a car wash and the antenna snapped off. Also a little trim. :(
Windshield wipers are gone too.
I've owned a couple of classics in the past - and this is the only one I've used as a daily driver. It's that dependable.
It starts every time. The engine - fast. Step on the gas in the rain -- tires squeal and it lurches forward.
On the expressway it rides super smooth. I feel like I'm driving a couch sometimes.
The size is intimidating and I enjoy it so much. I don't even have to use my blinker - other cars just move out of the way.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2009
12th May 2009, 12:40
Back in high school in the 80s a friend of mine had a '73 LTD with the 351. It would have been roughly the same as yous, perhaps slightly bigger and boxier.. but it was such a fantastic car! Absolutely reliable with something around 120K on the clock, and solid as a rock.
I remember one time he lost control of it and drove directly into the cut-out - the cliff made in the side of the hill where the highway had been cut through. Damage? One of the rubber things on the bumper came off.
26th Jul 2016, 17:49
The reviewer squeals the tires in the rain with no windshield wipers and doesn't bother using turn signals.
Fabulous. Rest in pieces.