2004 Ford Crown Victoria P71 Police Interceptor 4.6L V8 from North America
Built to last
Nothing so far.
Arizona Beige Metallic P71, black honeycomb grille + black trim, no spotlights or spotlight holes.
Rock solid. Reliable. The last of a dying breed of true American sedans.
The only sedan I've owned that which I can step out after driving, look back with a smile on my face, and TRULY think to myself "I love my car."
Last year of old-style cable linkage throttle before switching over to Electronic Throttle By Wire system in 05. Good for those who have come to rightfully mistrust computerized components and systems in vehicles.
04' is probably the best year for this car, with most aggressive factory tuning output of 250hp, thanks to the MAF 80 airbox similar to that of the Mercury Marauder.
Handing is excellent and parking (even in tight spots) is nothing for this car.
The Crown Vic makes driving on trips fun. The extra thick padding on the bucket seats in the interceptor models are very comfortable for longer drives.
Simple no-fuss controls (seat, manual A/C + Heat, radio)
The mean V8 growl and purr is music to the ears.
Wins friends over who ride with me and razz about driving "granny's car". One friend even said "I want one."
Easy to maintain - you could use gardening tools to fix them, figuratively :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th May, 2010
Yup, the Crown is THE car, and everything you say is so true.
Driving one, you are the king of the road, and so... it is the real muscle car.
It does everything so effortlessly, and handles every wrong move with grace.
And, you are SAFE. These things are graceful tanks that will protect you against death and injury.
That big V-8 sounds like a champ, and every drive is a reward of having the real, last rear-wheel drive super car, the last of the full-size V8 interceptor, American-dream, Canadian-made good guys.
Now all we have left is front wheel drive junk and hybrid women's cars.