keep that in mind if and when you ever sell it.
thanks Wingman but I'll keep it til its worthless.
I enjoy driving it a lot. Most people wouldn't want it because its an automatic. My brother ordered it new for his wife and she didn't want a 5-speed. I bought it from my brother in '98 with 100,386 miles on it. It was still on it's second set of Goodyear Eagle GT tires counting the set from the factory.
I had the un-touched OE trans replaced at 236,000 miles and the guy who put the trans in went down the list about what great shape its in.
He pointed out that it had never been hit and still has all the factory paint (could use a paint job bad). He also told me about 99% of the 5.0Ls have sub-frame problems from the body twisting from being launched real hard all the time.
He asked what I had done to the engine because it still ran great for 136,000 miles. He about fell over when I told him the only things on the engine that had ever been touched was the thermostat and water pump and he needed to add another 100k to the mileage. It still has the new Motorcraft water pump I installed over 130,000 miles ago. I've still never had a valve cover or intake or any other part off the engine.
The car has never been beat or abused but it does get a little exercise every now and then.
I get 25-27 mpg on the HWY and average a little over 18 around town.
All I've done was install an H-pipe, set the timing up a few degrees and run premium.
My son-in-law owns the highest volume car audio dealer in the entire U.S. so it naturally has an awesome sound system and I love driving it and it loves cruising on the open freeway.
I'm sure that you wanted to know all of that.