Slow Motion: 1984 Mercury Lynx Diesel

I’m somewhat surprised that a Mercury Lynx (rebadged Ford Escort) would have survived the years of enthalpy, entropy, teenagers, grandparents, and cash-for-clunkers in any shape…much less the pristine condition of the one we see today. Wow. Staggering, for such a miserable penalty box of an automobile. I’m not saying that the Lynx (in DIESEL!) would win the competition for world’s worst automobile ever built, but I can say for certain that it would come home with a trophy from that event. Find this 1984 Mercury Lynx Diesel offered for $6,200 in Lakeside, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1984 Mercury Lynx
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: diesel
odometer: 44980
paint color: white
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: wagon
1984 Mercury Lynx wagon. GS trim package (chrome bumpers etc.) 2.0 Diesel 4 cylinder. 5 speed, working Cruise Control, PS PB, Air Conditioning, Power locks, AM FM Cassette stereo, console, trailer hitch, 44,980 original miles since new. Beautiful original paint with no damage or rust. Immaculate interior. Owner’s Manual and a new Service Manual. 4 brand new tires with alignment. Complete new brake system including master cylinder and wheel cylinders. Fuel system service and cooling system service including Hoses, thermostat, cap, coolant and all belts. New heavy duty battery. All new wiper blades. K&N air filter. New Front struts. New front axels (mostly because rubber boots were questionable). This Gem gets fantastic fuel economy. I went through this car completely and it will need A/C converted from R-12 to 134a. a washer fluid reservoir ( has crack). Currently hunting new rear shocks. I intended to keep this a long time and to transport my Elderly Mom. She gets in easy and difficult getting out. The condition is amazing with dependability. Reason for selling; I have my sights on a mint Porsche Boxster. Also selling my Motorcycles and Quads. Photos don’t do it justice.
Cousin to Ford Escort.

See a better way to drive sloooooooooooo?