Re: 3.9 L Ford V/8 Engine
Buy it! I have it in my 2004 T Bird, and in just 1 year I have concluded it is a winner! It has an amazing combination of V8 power and economy. Very snappy when you step on it, and I get 25-27 mpg on the highway! Combined driving I get 18 mpg. My only frustration is I can't work on it or figure out where anything is, so all maintenance is in the shop. Fortunately the only problems I have had in the 1 year of ownership is other Ford components like power steering pump out at 55,00 miles and two A/c services already. Also the original owner replaced 3 coil plug wires at 50,000 miles and I just ordered 5 more as it is a weak point, but not too expensive-kind of a high priced tune up. I just discovered from the internet that the engine was built and designed by Jaguar, and Ford got them for Lincolns and T Birds-small luxury cars.
PS don't pay over $20M for it no matter the mileage. I just researched the current prices and they averaged $15.5M, top end for low mileage $19M. I have noticed the owners who paid the outrageous price of $42M when they came out all think they are still worth half that. I paid over average a year ago for $18.5M but I have one that was well cared for.