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Old 06-29-2012, 10:26 AM
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test drove it yesturday, picked it up and signed the paper work today. Its a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. 4.6 V8 with 89,600 miles on it for a steal. It was a ex Medical examiners car in New Jersey. Here are some pics. Not sure if my Ranger likes it too much, but we will see.





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Old 06-29-2012, 10:29 AM
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nice dude...how was the drive home with it?
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:53 AM
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sweet. the aggressive tranny shifts are something I'm not used to. Rides like a dream. Nice over bumps, fun to drive on corners and hills. It also has alot of stuff my ranger does not, like AC, power windows, locks, mirrors, a back seat, lots of power. lol
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:58 AM
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lol people get out of your way?
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:03 AM
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And when I went to sema last year the whole way to Vegas, we averaged 24mpg with a fully loaded car and trunk. I was pissed haha

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Dude sweet! Good color choice too.
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lol people get out of your way?
some did. Mostly bumper to bumper traffic tho. All trucks threw Wilkes-barre >.<
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:21 AM
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Nice!

Looks like you need to go to the local salvage yard and get a lower panel for your dash. It'll be easy to find one.

Your Ranger will like it if you put a set of "Ranger" center caps on those wheels.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:33 AM
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Nice!

Looks like you need to go to the local salvage yard and get a lower panel for your dash. It'll be easy to find one.

Your Ranger will like it if you put a set of "Ranger" center caps on those wheels.
im thinking the same center caps that are on my truck. I also need a driverside tail light. This one is cracked.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:17 PM
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Awesome dude! Put an antenna on the trunk so it can look more accurate.

GO GO POWER RANGER!!!
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Well, I'd say that when the original department sells them, if there's any life left they sell them to another less well off department, and so on. By the time they hit the general public they're pretty well rung out. Much like buying any vehicle from a public entity- of there's any meat left on the bone they transfer it among themselves.

When the bone has been thoroughly chewed and its not even good enough for soup then they sell it off.

There are exceptions however. I'd be more likely to buy a highway patrol car (less likely to have jumped curbs etc. and spent more time either driving at highway speeds or sitting in medians), then one of these city cars...



"Its got cop tires, cop suspension, cop motor a four hundred and forty inch plant. It was made before catalytic converters so it runs good on regular gas."
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:33 PM
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yes to suspension but idk about breaks. i knos you get a heavy duty trans cooler thing and some other goodies. it also idles higher then a stander crown vic for the times they idle with the lights on and such.



The one im looking at is a 2001 with 89,500 miles on it for $3295.
They have upgraded brakes. Our crown vics have drilled/slotted rotors with cobra brakes on them. They also have the heavy duty radiator, radiator hoses, water pump, alternator and oil cooler. The 08-11 ones have 3.55 gears as well.

As for the back seat, you can either get an unmarked detective or captain car or if it was a patrol car, make sure they replaced the plastic back seat with a regular one. And the interiors on the patrol cars are pretty tore up, the constant getting in and out with the gun belt wears out the seats.
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