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Well, I might be turning in my Ranger within the next couple of months. My mom said that if my grades are good by my second report card, she would take me to go see some Crown Vics that I want. If I do end up getting another car, I'm going to look for a 01+ Crown Vic. I have some stuff planned out if I do end up getting it. My parents won't really be out any money, since we bought my truck from my brother. So we don't owe anything on it, and I already found a couple of Vics I wanna look at for $12,000.
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might be trading in my Ranger

What would you do with a Crown Vic ??
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crown vic? um... are you gonna.... hm.. :? trying to think...... arrrgghhh... :toimonst:
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Most of you guys on here are probably gonna laugh, but I'm going to get my brothers friend, who owns a shop, to shave my door handles and emblems, bag it, and get it painted kandy apple red. Then I'm going to get some 20" BOSS 301s.
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Crown Vic's are nice cars. I had an 87 and a 96, and loved 'em both. The 87 was way more comfy, but that was also because it was a civilian Vic. My 96 was an ex police vehicle, and it had a slightly rougher ride, but I loved it.

I keep thinking of trying to get another on too.. But, I dunno. I got my heart set on a Jeep.. Maybe I'll get rid of the truck, and get another former cop car and a Jeep..
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If you are going to get one, go for a P71. My friend has one...it is badass...not an old lady car. P71s are reliable and built for more extreme driving.
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Lately I have seen a whole bunch of civs cruising around in Police Interceptor model Crown Vics...
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man a crown vic is what i really want, locally here you can get retired police cruisers for around $2000, but most need some work, most are 1999-2002 models too. i almost bought an 89 interceptor for $500, but i have nowhere to keep it
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P71's are the Police Interceptor package on the 92+. Prior to that, it was P72. P72 for the 92+ cars are fleet vehicles.

A lot of departments will sell their cars after they hit a certain mileage. In the case of the city I used to live in, they retired them at 70,000 miles. Most of 'em are quality cars, as the city maintains 'em well.

Best advise I can offer if you're looking for an ex cop car is to shop around.
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I saw a 2001 Crown Vic copper mobile sell for 2200 bucks at the police auction last month...
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Ever since I saw Blues Brothers as a Kid, I've wanted to drive an old police car. Check around in city/county/state auctions too, you never know what you can find...
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man a crown vic is what i really want, locally here you can get retired police cruisers for around $2000, but most need some work, most are 1999-2002 models too. i almost bought an 89 interceptor for $500, but i have nowhere to keep it
bob you can hide it in the jungle
nobody will see it
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Every older 91 and up crown vic I see burns oil when you hit the gas. I think they had piston ring problems on the earlier ones.
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Every older 91 and up crown vic I see burns oil when you hit the gas. I think they had piston ring problems on the earlier ones.
Odd. I haven't seen that problem. I know mine certainly didn't have it. Although, mine did have transmission problems (the 96), and that cost a bloody fortune to get fixed.
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I don't know what years have the problem, I think it is just the early ones. Keep an eye out on the road for them. At about 70k or so it seems they start burning oil when the pull away from lights.
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Yeah, I've seen a few of the early 90s ones that have the problem. Seems they got it corrected with the 98+ Vics though. I actually think it started dying out around 95ish, because I've seen a few 96s and 97s that had well over 100,000 on 'em and didn't burn.

Interesting though, I will definitely keep an eye out for them, for ***** and giggles.
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you should get a cadillac and be cadillac pimpin
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cadillac on 22's...
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If I had the cash/time/energy, I'd love to get a decommissioned P71 and fix it up a little bit... bluesmobile all the way!
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