Today’s Nice Price or No Dice Mark LT is a gussied-up model of Ford’s best-selling F-150 pickup. All that further luxurious wants a motor to match, so it’s supercharged too. Let’s see if that makes it priced to maneuver.
The 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen we checked out yesterday took its title from the Saab 37 Viggen short-range fighter jet. That single-seat, single-engine jet served as a jack of all trades — fighter, assault, and reconnaissance duties — for the Swedish Airforce all through the Seventies and ’80s. Saab had excessive hopes that a number of the Viggen fighter’s glory would rub off on the 9-3. It did, however within the case of yesterday’s automotive, seemingly to not the tune of its $16,800 asking. According to your feedback that was an excessive amount of, a outcome mirrored within the 80 p.c No Dice vote the automotive acquired.
The Ford Motor Company just lately launched gross sales knowledge exhibiting the corporate’s F-Series vans to as soon as once more be the market chief in gross sales. That marks the forty sixth consecutive yr that the truck has topped the charts. It’s Ford’s longest-running success story.
If solely Ford may carve out a smiggion of that gross sales magic for its long-moribund upscale model, Lincoln. That’s to not say that the corporate hasn’t tried. In facct, Ford tried spin off some F-Series gross sales to Lincoln twice over time, however neither of these makes an attempt actually proved well worth the effort.
The first was the 2002 Lincoln Blackwood, a one-and-done mannequin that provided a Navigator nostril and a singular double-door tailgate in a hard-capped faux-wood mattress. That mannequin’s phenomenally weak gross sales didn’t dissuade Ford from attempting one other Lincoln pickup, nevertheless, and in 2006 it launched the Mark LT, a truck that eschewed the Blackwood’s in depth modifications for a easy grill and tailgate change, some brand-specific badging, and many of the F-150s choice containers already checked.
This 2006 Lincoln Mark LT 4X4 has these trappings, plus just a little trick up its sleeve. According to the advert, this 160,500-mile truck had its 5.4-liter Triton V8 changed with a brand new motor precisely one yr again. Stock, the 5.4 Triton was manufacturing unit rated at 300 horsepower. This mill has the additional benefit of being fed by a Roush Performance twin-scroll supercharger. That ought to bump the ponies by about 100 extra.
The advert notes an extended checklist of different main and minor components replacements made prior to now yr, and claims the truck presently “works excellent including 4×4 low and high gears.
It looks pretty good too, although the front bumper does show extensive peppering from miles spent on the road. The rest of the truck is pretty blingtastic, offering chromed wheels and side steps and pearlescent white paint that still holds a shine. The seller claims there’s a fender-bender noted on the Carfax, but the truck shows no sign of that and comes with a clean title.
It also comes with one of the best features Ford has ever introduced — the SecuriCode keypad for keyless access. That’s one of the most helpful accessories for beach-goers and anyone else who doesn’t want to carry their keys with them.
That allows access to an interior upholstered in cream leather with contrasting piping and lots of comfy padding. All that looks to be in great shape. It’s too bad the same can’t be said for the dash which the seller says has cracked in places. Its shame is hidden by a carpet toupee which the seller says is “very nice” however clearly isn’t fooling anybody. An influence rear window permits air flow to the cab. The mattress behind that has been fitted with a plastic liner that appears to have seen little use.
The price ticket on all that is $33,000, and the vendor considerably cheekily helps that value by claiming the truck is “almost restored to new condition” advising “if you want a $10k Mark LT or F150, please click the back button now.”
We’re a reasonably daring bunch so I believe that as an alternative we’ll simply weigh in on how correct the vendor’s pricing acumen may be. What do you say, is that this luxurious pickup value its luxurious price ticket? Or, is that an excessive amount of for even a elaborate F-150?
Houston, Texas, Craigslist. Or, go right here if the advert disappears.
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