I want to get an older polic Crown Vic. Opinions??

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  1. Ivandrago

    Ivandrago I must break you.

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    they should be relatively reliable, you know that they're well taken care of their whole life, it's fast (kind of). So what would be the pros and cons of getting an ex-cruiser? ALso, what would i be looking at for a price range?
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  2. EPMD

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    Pros - Cheap



    Cons - Being engulfed in a huge fireball after it explodes.
     
  3. Marty

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  5. BLoG

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    pro: it's big and comfy

    cons: it's slow
     
  6. anomaly

    anomaly If you weren't around for the original HA.net spli

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    Caprice > Vic in every respect from the early 80's on.
     
  7. Brujo

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    My friend has an ex-police 89 CV LTD, and although its clunky, its highly reliable...
     
  8. Ivandrago

    Ivandrago I must break you.

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    Reaaaaaly?? :eek3: :naughty:
     
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    haha
     
  10. BLoG

    BLoG Scented Meat

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    Except for that whole not-existing-anymore thing :o
     
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    They are not even kind of fast. They are just really slow, heavy pieces of crap. Get a 94 - 96 Chevy B-body with the LT1 if you want to be quick in a big car.
     
  12. EPMD

    EPMD I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. A

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    "The Ford Crown Victoria has come been under scrutiny because of gas-tank fires and explosions with Crown Victoria police cruisers. There are about 350,000 Crown Victoria Police Interceptors on the road. An estimated 13 police officers, including three in Arizona and a recent fatality involving a police officer near Dallas, Texas that is under investigation, have died in accidents allegedly where the car's gas tank exploded following high speed, rear-end crashes. Critics say the Crown Victoria's danger stems from the placement of its gas tank, which is between the rear bumper and the rear axle.
    On September 27, 2002, Ford Motor Company and the Arizona Attorney General announced that the auto maker will install and pay for fuel-tank shields on Crown Victoria Interceptor police vehicles. During a press briefing, Arizona Attorney General Janet Napolitano said Ford will offer an upgrade kit, which will include the shields. The company also said it will offer an optional trunk package, which is designed to help police officers carry sharp-edged heavy equipment more safely.
    All police department orders of Crown Victoria Police Interceptors will be built with the fuel-tank shields from today forward, Ford said. While pleased that Ford agreed to make the modifications, it was reported that the families of some victims said independent testing on the fix should be done. "We welcome Ford's efforts, but the consequences of an ineffective solution to this problem can be fatal. We cannot risk that," stated Ann Marie Nielsen in an Associated Press article. Her husband Robert Nielsen, a police officer in Chandler, Arizona, was killed on June 12, 2002, after his patrol car collided with another car and burst into flames."
     
  13. anomaly

    anomaly If you weren't around for the original HA.net spli

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    He said older you fucking dipshit assclown. 94-96 Caprice 9C1 did the quarter in mid to high 14's, and got 18-23mpg. The 94-96 Vic Interceptor top model did the quarter in high 16's and got 14-19mpg. HMM!!!
     
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    Because?
     
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    Either one is superior to the 2003 Camaro though
     
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    yup, if you get one from nassua county popo, its prolly been been to shit, and redlined daily (and for long periods at a time)
     
  17. contactone

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    PROS: You can watch all the suckers brake like mad cause they think your a cop.

    CONS: You can wonder how many homeless, drunk or suicidal fucks have puked in the back seat.

    Actually, you want to watch were your car came from. Around here you never want to buy a car from the Chicago police or Cook county sheriffs. They abuse their cars like a stepchild.
     
  18. Torch

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    I have owned a few police cruisers over the years and they appeared well taken care of. Trust me the respect you get on the road is second to none. I tinted my windows and purchased two antennas off of ebay and placed them on the trunk. You could noticeably see a difference in the way people treated you on the road.

    Also, the police edition cars come all optioned out except for a radio and they have oil coolers, better suspension and Z rated tires.

    The key is to inspect the shit out of the car before you buy.
     
  19. AndyB

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    9c1 > Clown Vic


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  20. MAD PUNK inDC

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    The Vic is an okay overall car, but it's not a performer, it's not nearly as reliable as people think (be prepared to replace alternators, and modules) and the current body style is prone to explosion or fire when hit from behind EVEN if fitted with the tank shield. That said it's still a better than average car in many respects, it's quiet, and roomy, and has a huge trunk. However, when compared to the 9C1 Caprice, the Vic just doesn't hold up. While many agencys are dumping the Vic in favor of other cruisers, most of wich going to the new Impala's, several agencys have jumped on the buy back program, and have purchased, used 94-96 9C1s, sending them back to GM for refit, and using these cars insted of brand new Crown Vics. The Virginia State Police, and Secret Service are just a couple of many police agencys who are doing this.
     
  21. :werd: take it from a caprice owner. they own the CV.
     
  22. :eek3: Jeez, did you read on the report where they said they tested the Cherokee and Explorer in 4wd for every test? Fuckin' idiots, I think there's your answer on how cops treat their vehicles.
     
  23. Unrecognized

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    Did anyone read the report?
    1996 Camaro Z28 police package does 14.98 in the 1/4.
     

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