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About to purchase a 1997 Continental. What to look out for?

About to purchase a 1997 Continental. Good price and seems to be in good condition. Can someone tell me what the inherent problems are for this car, just so I'm informed. What type of things should I really scrutinize before laying out the cash?
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Great dependable car but you should take it to a shop the specializes in electrical and have them check it from front to back

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I purchased a 1997 continental. Rides great, looks great, 8 cylinder is not a gas saver, car was over engerineered. Lots of computers and sensors. Most of the problems I have seen on this page occured with my car, often more than or problem at the same time. It is true, once electrical problems start, your problems REALLY start !

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For the most part,no problems,this is an elite car,but when electrical on these models start giving problems,it can be agravating,and costly.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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