Where's that smiley eating popcorn when you need it?
Just for the fun of it - here's my $0.03 (Canadian money isn't at par eh).
Ditched the air ride AFTER it became too expensive to fix, on a car that only cost me $1500 to buy. Cheap - maybe, this Mark will never be a classic, it's a daily driver. No sense spending :q:q:q:qloads of money just to keep it 'cool'. I appreciate the Mark 8 platform greatly, but this particular one was used+abused+neglected long before I got my hands on it. And in a year or so, I'm gonna do a Jamie on it.
And yep, I've bought a Tbird and Cougar as well, no air ride issues .
i just swaped to coils in mine. i had a random electrical problem somewhere and just tired of hunting for it. rides just a tad stiffer, but i like a stiffer suspension. now i just need to put some new rear shocks on.