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Pros: power and luxury feeling
Advice: buy it it is reliablei am a ford emploey and i have been for 14 years and all i do is drive cars all day long for 12 hours a day and 365 days a year. when i started in 1992 they gave me a 1992 brand new of the line for crown vic lx police interceptor and they told me to see how long this car can last. i am never home all i do is drive i have bben all over the us and canada they pay for my gas food and hotels. i averange about 500 miles a day. i have never had any problems with this car. the shocks and struts and brakes were replaced at 150,000 miles but they dint need it. this car averages about 20 miles a gallon thats good for a 440 hp engin. it has been close to 13 years now and i have close to 2 million miles on my car. no kiiding you if you have any questions e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pros: 17inch rims really set the car off or the center console
Cons: I wish it had more power
Advice: Get the sport packageI love my 2002 Crown Vic Sport. It has power, comfort and people get out of my way on the interstate. I can fit 4 golf bags and 4 overnite bags in the trunk with room to spare. I do alot of driving and this car eats up the highway.
Pros: Ride and handling
Cons: I wish I had ordered it with the silver metallic exterior finish rather than the black, which is hard to keep looking nice here in rural Nebraska.
Advice: If you love to drive, this car will not disappoint you. You will not regret purchasing one.I took delivery of the car, a black LX Sport (the 'Blackhawk') with the handling package, on February 26 and proceeded to drive halfway across the country in two days under a variety of conditions, including a nighttime blizzard in Iowa. The car handled flawlessly at all times, and I really bonded with it during that trip. We went through some tough situations together and came out on top every time. Now with 4000+ miles on the odometer I am still delighted every time I take the wheel. Tailgaters seem to be wary of the car, which is a plus in my book. Also every State Trooper I encounter has a friendly wave for me, which never happened with any of my previous cars.
Pros: Roomy leather interior
Cons: Noisy tires - but it is expected on a sport model
Advice: Don't hesitate - it is an escellent value for the moneyThis is a smooth, luxurious feeling car that I love to drive. It is roomy and has a cavernous trunk. I bought the sport model with 17' wheels, center console, etc. and I love the car.
Cons: Brakes squeak
Advice: Upgrade to the automatic climate controlI have the electronic guage package on a 1999 Cron Vic 'Limited addition', and believe it or not, I am getting 26.7 MPG average fuel economy. This is a great vehicle and I plan to get another one next year! How about a center console on the new crown vics. Marquis has one. Doug Erley Richmond, VA
Pros: Rear-wheel drive
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: Buy the Sport -- handling vastly better than std or LXThis model is the LX Sport with increased power and upgraded wheels, tires and suspension. Surprisingly good on back roads (though not a TR-3) and plenty of passing power on the Interstate. Smooth, quiet and extremely well outfitted interior. Very comfortable. Mileage is what you would expect of a 2-ton V8 -- about 19 mpg.
Pros: Seat comfort/ride quality
Cons: Interior storage space/traction
Advice: Get the center console and white wall tires to spiff it up.Next to a Lincoln Town Car, the most comfortable car I've ever owned for less than 1/2 the price. The seats are outstanding and more comfortable than my livingroom chair. Gas mileage is great for a boat this size i.e. 20mpg in city and up to 24 on the highway. Although I have the traction control and ABS brakes, traction is fair to poor on wet or snow covered roads. Interior storage space is a weak point and I would opt for the center console option next time around. This car is 60s technology with 21st century comfort. Big, roomy, easy to drive. Looks like a squad car so I'll opt for Mercury next time around.