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Telegraph Pre-volvo Car. — Acceleration was more than a Toyota to get where I was going circa 1989. Tailgate rattle not so much as wanting to get rid of. Appearance no disparaging comment. Cost reasonable with DIY maintenance within reach. Tow bar out of the...

Pros: Extra trunk (way back) carpeting.

Cons: Needed a keep it together for tow bar.

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Zephyr — 1978 Mercury Zephyr XR7 with a sport suspension packager, 302 V8. Grey on Charcoal paint. It was not a bad car...paint quality very poor...had to get the dealer to repaint it 2x to get it right. The 302 was awesome, and I drove it from Oklahom and up the Rockies from Sante Fe to Calgary, Alberta several times and lived with it for a while in Riverton, WY.

Pros: engine

Cons: paint and trim

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Mercurys 'gentle Breeze' — Firstly, this is a s/w so intrinsically she ain't gorjuss. But as they say 'Beauty comes from within!!' She's done well over 500k miles is very worn, has a worn out 302 motor, worn out interior, worn out paint, but always starts and never lets me down, and I love her for that. The running costs are cheap in the greater scheme of things.. Loves drinking petrol, and oil but maintenance wise is very cheap and other then brakes and tyres and a replacement motor 230k miles ago[replaced the Tired 6 for a tired V8 for towing] nothing else has broken or fallen off. Even though its worn it'll still do skids and still tow my big trailer although these days it does rattle a lot more then it used to when under load. Next year is birthday time. I've scheduled a mjor rebuild with late model Mustang running gear and suspension and a retrim on the inside. Paint will probably go to a satin finish Black or white. Haven't decided yet.

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Cons: None

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Judy's First Brand New Car — Cream in and out. 6 cyl 200CI auto trans. We ordered it at the dealer and paid about $7k for this thing. It had adequate performance, handling, etc. We had the 2-door Z-7 Coupe and it looked pretty good. We put about 100,000 miles on it til it started to realy fall apart. Traded in for Judy's next car which had to be another Mercury.

Pros: Good looks

Cons: Lack of power and economy

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Looks Isn't Everything — Judy's First Brand New Car - Cream in and out. 6 cyl 200CI auto trans. We ordered it at the dealer and paid about $7k for this thing. It had adequate performance, handling, etc. We had the 2-door Z-7 Coupe and it looked pretty good. Unfortunately it was not easy to get the kids in and out of the back seat. After about 7 years, the starter went out for the first time in November. I tackled it myself and had it replaced in about three hours. The next November, same thing and had it replaced in about two hours. I had to do that every year until we traded it in. Funny - We put about 100,000 miles on it til it started to realy fall apart (exhaust system, front end, etc.). Traded in for Judy's next car which had to be another Mercury.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good Looks

Cons: Lack of power, room, and economy

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Cool Car By Brian

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1980 Mercury Zephyr Reviews

Zephyr - A Gently Blowing Breeze By Mark7676

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1979 Mercury Zephyr Reviews

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Mercury Zephyr By Gordon

It was a 2dr sport model(like the Ford Fairmont Futura) that had the straight six engine and it was a great engine. Just had to do general repairs to it(tires,brakes,oil change,etc) Also put on afterm... Read More

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