- Apr 12, 2005
- DFW Texas
- 2016 Dodge Charger RT / 2015 Jeep Renegade
The other guys seem to have the right idea. For me its about one simple thing, its the last of the American Musclecar. I'm serious, think about it.As a Brit I can't really get my head around the Crown Vic. I can understand it being a police car or a cab, but why would anyone want one as their own car? The design isn't exactly modern or amazing is it? I personally think it challenges the Nissan Sunny for the 'most boring car' award. A big engine doesn't make it any better for me.
I didn't even realise you could buy Crown Vics until I joined these forums...
Maybe saying it's boring is a bit harsh since Ezbok owns one, but can someone explain the reason for having one?
America has no more musclecars minus the Vic. The 300/Charger/Magnum is on an E-class Merc Euro platform, the GTO is on an Aussie platform, the new G8/Malibu again is on an Aussie platform. The upcoming Challenger might be the second if there is no Merc under that skin. But either way. the Crown Vic is the last of the pure American Musclecar. Its a large car with a large engine powered by the rear wheels, that equals a musclecar. That being said, the Crown Vic isn't blazingly fast (its quick but not fast stock), its heavy, its rolly polly in the corners with the stock suspension, its automatic only, its HUGE, and most models don't even have a center console. BUT, its RWD, V8, makes a particularly brilliant noise especially with a Mustang exhaust and performance intake, it can be made very fast with little money, its cheap to buy, cheap to maintain, cheap to insure, will last longer than dirt, is comfortable with the right seats, and when driven like a grandmother gets ok enough mpg. What's not to like? If you ever drove one and are open minded about American cars you might like it. I owned an ex-Police car and it was fantastic fun to drive. And while it rolled in the corners a little dab of the throttle can enduce some hellacious power slides. I kid you not it can quite easily slide all day long--and what's not fun about that? :lol: