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How much should I spend on 1996 Town Car before giving it to Johnny Junkman?
I bought my 1996 TC in 2005. I paid $3500 for it. It had 156,000 miles on it. Since then, I have replaced everything under the hood except the engine. I've replaced the radiator; PS resevoir; PW motor (driver side); radio; transmission; air suspention bags and compressor motor; master cylinder; ALL front end driving and steering mechanics (tie rods, bushings, swaybar, and everything else that has to do with steering and driving). I need to repair the oil pan, and to put in a new headliner and front seat upholstery. The right front wheel has the loudest squeek when turning and entering/exiting a driveway I have ever heard (mechanics said parts are fine, they just squeek, even though I have replaced all the parts once already). I still have the same spark plugs and cat conv, Only recharged the AC. Now it is 2014 and the car has 209,100 miles. From November, 2005 to February, 2014, I have spent about $10,000 in repairs. It has never had the Lincoln ride my 1966 had (where I felt I was driving on a cloud). My question - am I the only one that has had to put this much money in repairs in this car? But at 70-80 mph, engine just purrs along and with cruise control, I get about 27 mpg. So there are +s and -s. Very safe car.