Moving on...to another Lincoln Continental....lol. When the 43K mile car in Central NJ fell apart because seller couldn't discount for original tires I focused on a clean 2006 Grand Marquis with 44K miles at $4800. Problem was, that seller never got back to me...as I likely would have bought the car by Wednesday. Turns out my CL emails dumped into their spam account. When they finally got back to me Thursday, the 2nd Continental had just popped up only 35 miles from me. Talk about fate. I called the owner about 8 hrs after the ad broke and arranged for a viewing the next morning. I had a feeling that the car wouldn't last long if it was clean/solid. While it has some cosmetic warts, it's pretty clean and attractive. It didn't hurt that it had an extensive "conservative" service history on the Carfax...and that the original dealership was well known in the Connecticut area. And the fact that I have yet to find any fluid leaks is a nice plus. My old car had a couple oil leaks dripping on to the serpentine belt making a mess of everything...probably were there from the 24K mile point when I bought it. Good thing I held off on all that work (drive belt, valve cover gaskets, PS pump hp fitting/hose leak, idler pulley, spark plugs and wires, etc.) as it saved me a nice chunk of change. It wasn't absolutely needed so the best course was to wait until it was. In the end...fate seems to have intervened. Nice to have a working cruise control again after 3-4 yrs. Only luxo drawback is no CD in this car. I'd happily trade the moon roof for one. Cleaned out the trunk and found the spare donut at around 10-15 psi. Even more odd, the 4 other tires were at around 45 psi. I adjusted everything where they should be. The PS fluid reservoir was full to the brim when hot. No wonder it was moist on top of the reservoir. Now back to center of control range. Still amazed that the heavily dry rotted rear factory tires passed anyone's safety inspection. One of those has a 1/2" cut in the sidewall showing the inner braid/belt. Maintenance is not what it used to be.