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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.