The new turd mobile. 2000 Mountaineer v8 awd. The bad: Was living it's prior life on a dusty road. Must tear out interior and deep clean. Driver window off track "or something" and will not roll down. It tries but the rear part wants to stay up. 3 out of 4 door handles have issues. I have 4 new outer handles on order. Cracked passenger side tail light housing. ( Ebay for some cool tail lights) Compass-Thermometer thingy lit up and went out--idunno bout that yet Door locks seem sticky, probably has to do with the handles. It has a funky purple color trim with red metallic ( you'll have that every now and then) The good Gas tank was full 109k miles I am the 2nd owner!! Is from the local area, which means no salt! The undercarriage is fairly clean No dents to underside panels Good rubber Camber shims already installed Looks like good service records, all recalls were completed. Clean carfax believe it or not. The "maybe" bad The original owner, told the dealership it had a bad "heater core" however I have run it for several cycles, over an hour each idling in the driveay and see no leaks. However, there was evidence of a windshield leak or the like,I saw condensation on the inside of the windows this AM. The moisture smell is that of water only-no anti freeze smell. I am thinking it could also be a cowl drain which is clogged???? but she did say the passenger carpet got wet. I tried to get heat, however it is an auto climate control. Being 90 degrees outside, I doubt it would have given me heat.The heater core hoses were hot, and the coolant bypass valve does operate. AC blows Ice cold. Maybe she meant to say "heater door"??? Anyway--here are the pics. My intent is to drive this and use it as a tow rig for a light weight off road toy. Mods will be minimal. Edit: This plan did not work out so on to plan "b" Current visual status Progress pictures Now, let's clean it up a little Herculine'rd rocker panels. Rock sliders installed BW 4406 True 4x4 Manual transfer case ( AKA Mouse entry point) installed 8-27-2012 Installed newer Tcase from a 2003 11-14-15 Saw a rainbow in Colorado so yeah, time for a picture And here she is, on top of the highest pass road in North America. Careful tire placement a must!!! 2-2-2013 Changed "color scheme" of the Dick Cepek DC1 wheels. New Falken Wildpeak AT 31x1050x15 Then I decided Maroon washer on the wheels would look better Update 6-6-2013 New bumpers, winch and Pro LED light . Front Bumper from RLC, Skid plate from RCI, rear bumper from Kert307 Rear anti sway disconnects Update 9-2-2014 A cracked radiator at 70mph led to engine failure. Replaced with a freshened up a bit 80k mile engine starting on page 23 Found another rainbow in Kansas.