To the above commenter. You opine that you were "forced" to get rid of your beloved Grand Fury "against your will." What!! First off, we're all on the edge of our seats wondering what happened to you and the Grand Fury. Did you come upon some hard times financially? Were you car-jacked! Did you lose it a bet? Tell us please.
Secondly, it's my opinion that whomever took the Grand Fury from you was doing you a world of good. They should be rewarded handsomely as they potentially saved you thousands in repair bills. The Grand Furys Iv'e owned have consistently let me down.
Sorry, but if I had a brand of car that let me down I certainly would never buy another one.
But you have disproven that old wives' tale that if the police use a car it must be reliable. Police departments buy their cars mainly because they are cheap and the auto makers subsidize the sales, not because they are so incredibly reliable. Just look at JD Power ratings for makes used as police cars vs. other cars.
Enough. It cannot be denied any longer - there are two kinds of people when it comes to the Plymouth Gran Fury. Those who love it and those who hate it.
To the previous Gran Fury-hater: owning a Gran Fury is not like a life sentence in Sing Sing. It cannot possibly be that bad of a car. No car can be a life sentence - you just sell it to someone, anyone if you want it gone.
And to the 'old wives' tale' commenter: police departments and taxi companies *do* tend to use well-priced and reliable cars, and those cars tend to grow ever more reliable after years of mainly being built for sale to police departments and taxi companies. Look at the Ford Crown Victoria- for over ten years it has reigned as the premier taxi and police car, each year of service allowing Ford to make it better for such users. Few have ever questioned the Crown Victoria's reliability, and most of its life has been spent doing what the Gran Fury once did.
Well at least Ford had it in them to keep their RWD model line Lincoln & Mercury in production when Chrysler finished with the M body. We know Chrysler corp are back in RWD again, but that 3 box shape of the old Gran Fury is a classic.
Chrysler corp had no RWD model to replace the Grand Fury, otherwise they would have used it if so.
These cars may need lots of work, but in the long run they are worth every penny. I have 5 of them, so you can call me a collector.
Not really a Mopar fan... Not even a little really.
But after working at a garage part time for over ten years, I gotta admit, when these Grand Fury's (or any of their Diplomat / New-Yorker-5th Avenue siblings) do come in, it's mostly for something maintenance wise, and they have a boat load of miles on them.
That is, the few left that the rust didn't eat all up in CNY.