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2005 Ford Crown Victoria STDReview
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Police Interceptor Package Is An Awesome Deal If You Can Get One —

The Crown Victoria is well known as an old people's car or a cop car. Or, perhaps as a taxi. That's aboout it in a nutshell. But wait, there's that group of people who want a super heavy duty everything car that will hold 5 people, run a long time, has a trunk that can hold a month's groceries, or most of another family, and requires almost no maintenance. Yes, it does look like one or all of the above, but what a car. First off the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, also known as the CVPI is not available to the general public. The closest thing available to regular fleets is the taxi and commercial model, which has most of the same equipment, but only has a single exhaust (239 HP vs 250) and doesn't have the 140 MPH calibrated speedometer. Of course you won't be getting it with the police lights, but that's another story. These vehicles have heavy duty everything. From the wheels, to the heavy duty frame, to steel bumper boxes rather than the crushable aluminum in your everyday driver. Transmission, power steering and engine oil coolers, as well as suspension that takes hits that would destroy normal vehicle parts fast. The CVPI and commercial/taxi vehicles do not differ much from the 2003-2007 model years, other than the wheel sizes (17 inch vs 16's for the earlier models)and some minor horsepower boosting. The closest thing in a civilian model is the LX Sport with the handling package which gives a reasonable ride and better interior and luxury. The CVPI is not a luxuruious car by any means, but it handles and drives great in any weather and will outlast just about any other full size car on the road. Check out the reviews of police cars on eBay by drcop2u, my seller name for lots more on these great vehicles.

Owner for 1 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:6

Pros: Almost indestructible, big, roomy, well built

Cons: You'll look like a cop or taxi whether you like it or not

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2005 Ford Crown Victoria LXReview
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Good Car For The Money — super dependable.. in 6yrs of ownership its never broken down & despite its looks it can rundown most cars on the road & hold its top end for as long as you have the nerve to press the pedal .also on the highway people tend to get out of your way because they think your a cop so if your in a hurry its the car to have...acres of leather but acres of car also ..thirsty in the city & a pain to park there.. in year 7 my a/c went out but other than that the car is still running strong ..no reason this car shouldn't hit 300k & i plan to keep it & see..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: power  cost of ownership  great ride  lots of room

Cons: city gas mileage  driver leg room  very long car  

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Fun To Drive — It's a retired Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, powerful, but I think has been abused by cops. It says "premium only" on the gas cap door so I comply, I am an engineer myself I don't know why they would label it if not necessary

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Powerful, tight handling

Cons: Gas mileage and requires premium

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05 Vic — I just bought it last week from a cab driver so it looks like a pretty beat up taxi. But there is no rust to be found, couple of creaks when it turns but i think that should stop when i upgrade my suspension. interior is pristine which is surprising because the car has been a taxi for 7 years. Bought the car for $1000 so i was positive that there was something wrong with it, but i haven't found anything to complain about yet. The car picks up very well. The brakes are a bit spongy but I'm replacing the stock discs with ventend and dimpled ones. I'm also installing euro style, smoked headlights and LED tailights in hope that they'll make the car stand out a bit more.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Fun to drive.

Cons: Its big, I have difficulty parking it in my garage. It attracts unwanted passengers lol.

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Reviews From Other Years

2011 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

Another Perfect One. By RSTORMFIELD

Ever since I got it from the dealership I have found no defects on this flying machine. Everything runs perfect on this car and when and if something breaks down I hear that the parts are inexpensive... Read More

The Ford Crown Victoria Will Be Missed When The Last One Is Retired But Until Then........ By Tracy

Tough as nails and completely rebuild-able. The key to keeping this puppy on the road is PROPER MAINTENANCE. We retire them at 150,000 miles. That's carrying a few hundred pounds of equipment, Idl... Read More

2010 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

Great Car For Road Trips And Family, Police Model Also Has A Cool Stance. By KenF

Highly recommend the venerated Crown Victoria to anyone who can appreciate a large sedan that has both power and style, and that don't break the bank. Maintenance on the Crown Vic is easy and cost eff... Read More

2009 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

I Really Liked This Car. By Gmdog

The performance of this car is great, has very good acceleration, brakes work great, and the handling of this car is very good. I did feel very safe driving this car it is solid and great car. This is... Read More

2008 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

Good Reliable Everyday Car By ToMoPa

Excellent choice for low budget buyers / owners. Low maintenance cost, reliable engine, plenty of space. Powerful, good acceleration, easy to handle car. Huge trunk and enough space for 3 adults in th... Read More

I Am So Proud Of The Way It Was Made. Awesome. By RSTORMFIELD

I like everyrhing about this car. Too bad Ford made the big mistake to stop its production in 2011. I think they will regret it everntually. The way the engine sounds when it picks up, its great pass... Read More

2007 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

Great Car By dwyczalek

Just what I wrote in the cons column I would keep buying them if they still built them. Great looking and great mechanically car. Very dependable car. Low Maintenance vehicle. Great sound system. ... Read More

Crown Vic S - Lwb By 559806

This is an 2008 model extended wheelbase car I bought in 2011 from Griffin Ford in Louisburg NC. (For some reason, this site wouldn't give me the 2008 option.) My 6'5" long-legged, big-footed body can... Read More

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