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#4126734 - 11/02/21 12:50 PM POTM November 2021 - bluejay_32's other '08 GMQ
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Registered: 10/25/05
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Loc: Cleveland, OH

Originally Posted By bluejay_32
bluejay_32's 2008 Grand Marquis (no nickname yet)

91,xxx miles

Mods include LED taillights and blacked out front lights. All LED lights except for the front turn signals (working on it). Dashcam. Factory in dash CD changer. New grille in the proper chrome. Detinted. PIAA wipers. Headliner covered A and C pillars. Underdog.

Pros: Utah car - no rust. Paint is clean, interior is spotless. Loaded - I think it has every option available that year.

Cons: Still may need a windshield. Compass does not work. Hard to find part. EATC.


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'91 LTD Country Squire (POTM Mar. '19) | '03 Marauder (POTM Nov. '10, Jul. '20) | 2010 P7B (POTM Feb. '21)
formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4127180 - 11/07/21 10:51 PM Re: POTM November 2021 - bluejay_32's other '08 GMQ [Re: a_d_a_m]
smokeybandit2 Offline
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Registered: 08/24/21
Posts: 11
Loc: GA
She looks better than new! Love that shine.
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2004 Crown Vic LX not P71
Leather interior
2020 Mustang GT wheels

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#4127186 - 11/08/21 12:57 AM Re: POTM November 2021 - bluejay_32's other '08 GMQ [Re: a_d_a_m]
Davidzq Offline
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Registered: 01/19/15
Posts: 661
Loc: Seattle, WA
Compass is a pretty easy fix. The solder for the surface mount resistors (Little black squares) gets cracked. Simply touch them up with a soldering iron, and you're good to go!
Same reason the odometers go out.

Beautiful car!
And 08 was the last good year, before 90% of the options were discontented.
Black interior? Pretty rare on MGM.
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2008 P71, Norsea Blue SAP
-Message Center cluster retrofit
-Towncar Signature L heated power seats
-Long overhead console
-Compustar remote start/security

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#4127196 - 11/08/21 03:39 AM Re: POTM November 2021 - bluejay_32's other '08 GMQ [Re: Davidzq]
SocalSam Offline
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Registered: 03/30/13
Posts: 3164
Loc: SFV, Calif.
Originally Posted By Davidzq
...08 was the last good year, before 90% of the options were discontented...


Agreed, 08 is the best DBW year, especially for CVPI. Interior swap possible from 2003 plus so much easier to find seats, etc. It is first year of E85 so feel free to slap on Flex Fuel badge.
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2004 CV LX Sport #2, 121,000 miles -- Current
2008 CVPI Arizona Beige, 121,000 miles, 677 idle hours -- Current
Option Adds: Message Center Instrument Cluster , Re-Key Locks , Passenger Door Lock , Autolamps , Ballistic Panels


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#4127228 - 11/08/21 12:18 PM Re: POTM November 2021 - bluejay_32's other '08 GMQ [Re: a_d_a_m]
Dmblanch Offline
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Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 640
Loc: Utah
I rather like 08 as a favorite year myself. If it weren't for the OD soldering issue... which I find present on almost all of them... I'd have no complaints about 08.
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1) 2002 White P71 - 89K miles. 2) 2003 B&W P71 - 74K. 3) & 6) & 11) 2005 White P71 - 54K, 74k, 115K. 4) 2011 Black P7B - 79K. 5) 2008 White P71 - 95k. 7) 2004 Silver P71 - 104K. 8) 2004 DT Red LX Sport - 111K. 9) & 10) 2010 White P7B SAP - 104K & 106K. 12) 2006 White P71 - scrapped. 13) 2007 Gray LX Sport - 125k. 14) 2006 White MGM LS Premium - 93k.

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#4127258 - 11/08/21 07:50 PM Re: POTM November 2021 - bluejay_32's other '08 GMQ [Re: Dmblanch]
bluejay_32 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 10223
Loc: wny
Thanks, everybody!

I'll figure out what I want to do about the soldering next year, if I can't find a module in the meantime. The dash did go out on me a couple times, which I hadn't experienced before with the message centre cluster, so I may take it apart and have a look at it, too. On the other hand, I have a cluster in my storage locker with I think 2,000 more miles on it than this one, so I may run it up to 94,000 and switch it for that one, too.
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2008 Grand Marquis - bought 8/5/21 with a lot of help from Dmblanch - 90,312 mi POTM November 2021 slug
2008 Grand Marquis - bought 7/29/16 - 60,210 mi POTM - February 2019 joy POTM July 2021 by default drug



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