20th Apr 2004, 10:17
Curious as to where the writer of the previous comment got his information that the Crown Vic would be fleet only after the 2004 model year, as have not heard that elsewhere.
I hope Ford does not plan to offer the Five Hundred as the replacement for the Crown Vic. The Five Hundred looks like an (ugh) VW Passat.
It is true that the CGNV (compressed gas engine option) will not be available after 2004, but only a tiny percentage of Crown Vic's had that engine anyway.
21st Mar 2006, 21:26
Quote: It's all what we British think a Yank-tank ought to be like.
That should probably be "Canuck-tank", as the Crown Victoria is made in Ontario. I agree that it is one of the finest cars on the road though. As for the fleet sales comment, it is half true. The Crown Victoria is now "fleet only" in Canada and Mexico, but is still sold to the public as normal in the US. Canadian and Mexican buyers haven't been abandoned totally though, the Grand Marquis is still available through Ford dealers in those countries, albeit with Ford badging instead of Mercury.
8th Jun 2006, 22:45
Hey there folks, Just bought a new 2006 Crown Vic and I love it, love it, love it, I traded in my 1998 Chevy Lumina for this car, my Lumina had only 78000mi on it, but was starting to reide rough. I took my new Vic to Atlanta, and I love the fact that it is solid and comfortable on the freeway, I got the LX edition and it was an awesome bargain with my trade in rebates etc. Another thing I love about this car is the power it has it will hold on 80mph no prob, where my lumina would struggle, and it eats hills for lunch, for me this is the best investment that I have made in a car in a long time, since my old 1990 Crown Vic.
21st Jun 2006, 18:21
Looks like the Crown Vic will still be around for at least another year 2007, but minus the LX Sport version, which IMHO was the only CV that was not a total geezermobile. Too bad.
3rd Nov 2006, 23:59
The Panther platform (Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis) will continue until 2009. Ford is contemplating a stretch Fox (Mustang) or the Australian Falcon platform to replace the aging (1989) Panther. So many public safety and commercial transportation customers expressed a strong preference for a butt-drive V8 from Ford. The Chrysler-Daimler Dodge Charger is being considered by several enforcement agencies, but...
Be aware depreciation may be the worst for any domestic auto. I have purchased a NEW 2005 ConVict LX for $18,000 with the 3/36 warranty. There is no consumer after-market. I consider this a strong advantage. I got a great bargain on a well built proven highway performer that I can drive for the next fifteen years. There are no after-market performance parts providers. But if you are experienced, it won't cost much to get the 290HP Mustang GT kick. It is the same 4.6L Romeo V8 engine.
Mafia staff car. Seats nine. Two in the front, three in the back and four in the trunk with enough room for the shotguns.