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    Default Newb in Maine

    Hello everyone!
    My grandmother just turned 96 in September and decided that driving isn't for her anymore and that she wanted to give me her car.
    It's a blue(inside and out) 99 Grand Marquis LS Presidential edition that had 61,488 miles on it the day she gave it to me.

    It's a really nice car and even though it's not a Jeep I really enjoy driving it, despite the fact that it desperately needs an alignment and a set of shocks!
    It's in excellent condition even though it's lived it's whole life in Maine, where the roads get thoroughly plastered with salt every winter.
    The minimal mileage has definitely helped keep the rust to a minimum.

    It's got some quirks, but I'll bring those up in a different post in the appropriate section.


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    The Brown Blob 87gtVIC's Avatar
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    Whitestone, NY


    Welcome to the forum. Keep grandmas car going strong.

    My 1987 Crown Victoria Coupe: The Brown Blob
    My 2004 Mercedes Benz E320:The Benz

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    But, that's just coming from me, this site's biggest pessimist. Best of luck

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    GMN Regular slack's Avatar
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    fomoco panthers !
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    Welcome to the forum. What part of Maine are you in ?

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    Approaching 2 decades of DDing Box Panthers VicCrownVic's Avatar
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    Shelby Township, MI



    Once you get those new shocks and alignment the car should be even more enjoyable, and I'm sure someone here will have advice on whatever quirks there are.

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic

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    I post a lot... knucklehead0202's Avatar
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    Southern Commiefornia


    Welcome! You'll learn something new about the car damn-near every time you drive it and learn to love/hate the quirks of these boats. Pretty much any information you could possibly need on the car is contained herein so you've come to the right place. Enjoy and we look forward to pictures and banter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    Welcome to the forum. What part of Maine are you in ?
    Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone!
    Mainemantom, I'm in Phippsburg.
    If you've ever been to Popham Beach, you've driven by my house.

    I'll take a wild guess that you're also in Maine. Lol

    Yeah, I love these big old boats and I've had a few boats in the past.
    2 different 1977 Mercury Cougar XR-7s, a 1984 Mercury Grand Marquis, and a 1990 Crown Vic Police Interceptor.
    I'll definitely be asking some questions, and hopefully may be able to answer a question or two for someone else. Lol

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