2005 Ford Crown Victoria PI 4.6 from North America
The closest thing to the LT1 yet
Needed front bumper replaced from ramming a car in a pursuit.
Already replaced brake pads once and tires once.
Needed a new radiator, not bad just damaged from a pursuit.
First off I'd like to say that I am a police officer in a mid sized town in ohio a 17 year veteran.
I like the 05' Crown Vic PI it is a little more powerful than the last crown vic I had.
In 1999 when I got my last crown vic I hated it so much, that I got rid of it and got a 1996 caprice LT1 which is still the best police car ever built.
But then it got old and in 01' I got an interceptor which was much better that the 99.
The new 2005 Interceptor is pretty fast it handles pretty good, and isn't too bad on snow (with the proper tires)
It will lay a pretty good line of rubber when you punch it.
I only get about 14 mpg the way I drive it.
One thing that it is really good in is interior size/comfort, I can easily fall asleep in the car.
2 years ago we tested the impala police cars and bough 4 of them, they have all been sold because they fall apart.
I would have to say that the 05' CVPI is the closest thing to the caprice LT1 yet and we do still have 2 LT1's on the force, but my crown victoria is good enough to pursue the bad guys.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th December, 2004
6th Aug 2005, 07:15
Falling asleep! I just had an experience in my 99 PI and it affirms why I runs these machines. I travel 550 miles a week just to work on an interstate and 4 miles on a rural windy road. Unfortunately, I fell asleep at the wheel at 45 mph on the rural road in returning home from work. In reviewing the accident scene (bounced off a rock outcrop then got airborne landing on another boulder) and looking at the damage on the car, I am amazed at how sturdy the frame and suspension is. Any other smaller car would have been totaled.
She will soon be back on the road to save me from myself, but in the mean time I am running my 94PI. They are a hell of a car.