So Ezbok, give me the specifics on your exhaust from the header out. On of my finalists in my car hunt is a Crown Vic and I'd like to have it pretty much sound like yours but with different exhaust tips (possibly real Marauder tips). Like you I'm also going to use some Mustang wheels, in fact I love the ones you are already using. If I nab a silver Vic I'd probably use the polished Bullitt's over the gunmetal--otherwise a black one will use the gunmetal. On the interior I'm strongly considering using Town Car front seats too for added comfort.
And for the life of me I cannot find what year the LX Sport first had the console. I think it's '03 but I'm not too sure I remember. I know they stopped it in '07. Something that is pissing me off though is how almost impossible it is to even FIND an LX Sport. I find Marauders occasionally but never any LX Sports.
I've applied for membership at crownvic.net already, awaiting approval. Good to know that you can add a variety of consoles. It just so happens that the models of Panther cars I want have factory consoles. Hell, the Grand Marquis has a tach too! I hope to be able to get some new Marauder parts from my Ford dealer at 10% over cost.