1983 Ford LTD Reviews

1983 Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon 5.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired189865 miles
Most recent distance320000 miles

Summary:

The Wagon Queen Family Truckster (Like in National Lampoon's Vacation)

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

You know the movie National Lampoons Vacation, the Wagon Queen Family Truckster. Well this is it. One word to describe the appearance, ugly. Performance? Awesome. Gas mileage? Lets not talk about that.

It just keeps on running so I guess I'll keep driving it. It tops out at 70 MPH. It is really scary though because the whole thing shakes and wobbles. I took the power steering off cause that broke at 275,000 miles.

Some advice that I have used with this car, don't spend more money than the car is worth. If that means if your mirror fell off, just slap some duct tape on there and she will last a little longer. What does every one think I should do? Haul her to the bone pile or drive it till the wheels fall off, which should happen in the next couple of years. Still, it is the best car because it has held up after going through many beatings.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2004

8th Apr 2004, 09:52

Update on the car. I now have 500,000 miles just today. The 302 now uses oil pretty bad. Gas mileage at about 13,14 mpg. It's color is an ugly green that looks like the Metallic Pea on the Movie National Lampoons Vacation. The fake wooden sides are awesome. Too bad Ford still doesn't make a wagon like the LTD. The body may rust out, but the motor keeps on going.

1983 Ford LTD V6 3.8L from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 3.8L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired162000 kilometres
Most recent distance162200 kilometres
Previous carFord LTD

Summary:

Will this car die?

Faults:

Takes a little long to warm up in very cold weather. Acceleration from 0-10 is not that good.

General Comments:

This car doesn't have any rust, always starts even at -25C, seats are still very clean, can't complain for 600$can!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st February, 2003

1983 Ford LTD Brougham 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

Will run nicely if it was taken care of properly

Faults:

Small things here and there. Engine and transmission have only been opened up and rebuilt once in 17 years of city driving. Still fairly quiet & smooth and actually pretty good on torque for being an old V6.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2000

1983 Ford LTD I-6 200 from North America

Year of manufacture1983
Engine and transmission I-6 200
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Power steering & air pump replaced.

Dies in wet weather. Runs rough when cold. Accelerates poorly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th October, 1998

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 4 reviews