8th Apr 2004, 10:03
Hmm. Two days ago when you wrote this review your LTD had 320,000 miles.
Now it just turned 500,000 miles?
Does the odometer keep running even when the car is parked?
I do agree with the ugly comment though. The car in the National Lampoon movie was a Country Squire disguised with added-on headlights and taillights, different wood grain paneling and all identifying nameplates removed. Maybe they were afraid of being sued by Ford.
Or maybe they just felt the need to make the car even uglier than it already was. As if that was even necessary/possible.
16th Apr 2004, 11:52
Here is a question. Does anyone know if you can get a kit to convert your car to a car like the movie?
18th Apr 2004, 13:28
You don't need a "kit" just get some headlights and taillights off a junker, hack some holes in your beater wagon and stick em in there.
Better question would be WHY you want to do this?
Are you going to eat dog-pee sandwiches too?
19th Apr 2004, 13:41
I'm the guy who wrote the review, and why would you want a car like that. Sure it would be funny, but it would get old after a while.
14th Oct 2004, 08:33
Update, the car is abandoned at a gravel pit. Seems it couldn't handle a 40 foot jump. Neither could I. I had a big bump on my head for a while. The thing is now sitting where I left it on its back. Wear your seatbelt, that is good advice. It was a great car. Please write about your beater cars here.
14th Oct 2004, 09:49
Is that last comment about the gravel pit written by the real owner or is this just another "Nat Lamp Vacation" movie reference?
Inquiring minds want to know!
19th Jul 2005, 22:52
Old fords are the best.
We just got back from an outback tour in the EL wagon.
Did all the "unsealed" roads there were. Got a mudflap torn off, creases in the sump from BIG rocks I had misjudged, had to repair a section of road so we could continue.
We were the only 2 wheel drive vehicle for about a week!!! The cowards!!
On the way back blasted through the 170,000 kms on the clock at 100 mph (166 KM/h)
Any other old car bashing stories??