My First Car

when i first got my 1987 F150 i thought it was the best truck ever. problem was with my financial situation, i needed something smaller, newer and more fuel efficient. i browsed through the local classifieds and i found this lovely little gem; a 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX with the Limited Edition package. This car is in near perfect shape for what it is. i am the second owner of this car and it has almost 200,000 miles(196,560) on stock 4.6l v8 and 4speed auto with O/D, aftermarket JVC CD/MP3 receiver with aux. port. this car was literally a barn find. all the owner wanted was my truck. i hated to trade, but im glad i did.

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Chris Martin yes it is a 97. the guy who had it before me put front end parts on this that were from an older model. the title and the manual both say 97
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Michael Marks That's not a 97'..i have a 97' have either a 94' or 95' model..i can tell by the sleek t-bird opening on the front end and the t-bird caps on your wheels.
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I will be purchasing a new pickup truck in the next year or two. I admire what you are doing with the aluminum body F-150 to save weight. However, you are still going to be beaten on fuel economy by the Chrysler/Dodge/Ram D1500 Ecodiesel. Their diesel is a European sourced V6 engine and with the 240 hp and 420 lb ft of torque and will be excellent at both fuel economy and towing. I would suggest you look at sourcing the Steyr manufactured 3.0 liter inline 6 cylinder diesel Bmw uses in their 335d diesel car for adding a diesel option on the F150. It beats the Ram in both hp and torque with 265 hp and 425 lb ft torque. Mounted in your 700 lb lighter F150 you would be the undisputed fuel economy champ for light duty pickups and it would be a killer tow vehicle. I would buy one. Think about it and run it by Alan Mulally. My first Ford pickup was a 1962, my last one was a 1973 model. Both of them got about 10 mpg. I'd like to buy another one but give me a reason to buy one. Thank you for your time. . . Bohn F
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