The Truth About Cars » Ford Crown Victoria http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, American Flag Option Package http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-2004-ford-crown-victoria-police-interceptor-american-flag-option-package/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-2004-ford-crown-victoria-police-interceptor-american-flag-option-package/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1268681 Ford Panthers are easy to find in American self-service wrecking yards, to put it mildly, and the most common Panther of them all is the P71 Police Interceptor version of the Crown Victoria. I daily-drove an ex-San Joaquin County Sheriff’s ’97 P71 for most of the 2000s and thought it was one of the best […]

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Ford Panthers are easy to find in American self-service wrecking yards, to put it mildly, and the most common Panther of them all is the P71 Police Interceptor version of the Crown Victoria. I daily-drove an ex-San Joaquin County Sheriff’s ’97 P71 for most of the 2000s and thought it was one of the best […]

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Greek Gods and Dead Presidents: Why Ford Doesn’t Care About Making “Real” Lincolns http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/greek-gods-and-dead-presidents-why-ford-doesnt-care-about-making-real-lincolns/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/greek-gods-and-dead-presidents-why-ford-doesnt-care-about-making-real-lincolns/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:56:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497637 Please welcome TTAC reader John Mohr (username J.Emerson) and his guest contribution to our site In 2004, my family decided to replace our soon-to-be-off-lease Ford Focus Wagon with another Ford product, having been quite satisfied with our little five-door. This being the height of the Bush-era full-size SUV binge, we were barraged with row upon […]

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Please welcome TTAC reader John Mohr (username J.Emerson) and his guest contribution to our site In 2004, my family decided to replace our soon-to-be-off-lease Ford Focus Wagon with another Ford product, having been quite satisfied with our little five-door. This being the height of the Bush-era full-size SUV binge, we were barraged with row upon […]

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Capsule Review: Ford Crown Victoria P71 – Bulletproof Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/capsule-review-ford-crown-victoria-p71-bulletproof-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/capsule-review-ford-crown-victoria-p71-bulletproof-edition/#comments Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496708 Photo shamelessly stolen from here  because I can’t actually show the one I drove. Prior to my current posh post, last year I was posted in the now defunct TTAC Caribbean bureau. It was in Curacao, a small Dutch protectorate just north of Venezuela. While there, I did have a chance to test drive a […]

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Photo shamelessly stolen from here  because I can’t actually show the one I drove. Prior to my current posh post, last year I was posted in the now defunct TTAC Caribbean bureau. It was in Curacao, a small Dutch protectorate just north of Venezuela. While there, I did have a chance to test drive a […]

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NHTSA Not On Board With Panther Love http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/nhtsa-not-on-board-with-panther-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/nhtsa-not-on-board-with-panther-love/#comments Wed, 01 May 2013 12:30:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486799 While we normally avoid recall related stories here at TTAC, our beloved (well, not by me, really) Panthers get so little love elsewhere, we figure we may as well bring this to your attention. NHTSA is looking into a possible defect in 2005-2008 Ford Police Interceptors, and I’m willing to bet somebody reading this site […]

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While we normally avoid recall related stories here at TTAC, our beloved (well, not by me, really) Panthers get so little love elsewhere, we figure we may as well bring this to your attention. NHTSA is looking into a possible defect in 2005-2008 Ford Police Interceptors, and I’m willing to bet somebody reading this site […]

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Vengeful Scam On Legit Repo Man or Crooked Repo Man Selling Stolen Car? You Decide! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/vengeful-scam-on-legit-repo-man-or-crooked-repo-man-selling-stolen-car-you-decide/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/vengeful-scam-on-legit-repo-man-or-crooked-repo-man-selling-stolen-car-you-decide/#comments Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:30:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484397 The world of towed-away cars can be a harsh one, as our very own Steven Lang often points out. Today I heard the latest in a long series of tales from the often-penumbral world of towing and repossessions, a Craigslist ad that purports to be selling a mistakenly-repoed Crown Vic. A phony ad meant to […]

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The world of towed-away cars can be a harsh one, as our very own Steven Lang often points out. Today I heard the latest in a long series of tales from the often-penumbral world of towing and repossessions, a Craigslist ad that purports to be selling a mistakenly-repoed Crown Vic. A phony ad meant to […]

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CAW Update: Ford Offering $50,000 Buyouts, No New Jobs At Chrysler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/caw-update-ford-offering-50000-buyouts-no-new-jobs-at-chrysler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/caw-update-ford-offering-50000-buyouts-no-new-jobs-at-chrysler/#comments Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:54:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461547 With negotiations between the CAW moving as quick as a French bureaucrat, Ford is offering eligible workers a new car and a $50,000 buyout as an early retirement gift, while Chrysler is offering the CAW nothing in the way of new jobs. Speaking to the Canadian Press, a Ford spokeswoman said that “We will be offering […]

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With negotiations between the CAW moving as quick as a French bureaucrat, Ford is offering eligible workers a new car and a $50,000 buyout as an early retirement gift, while Chrysler is offering the CAW nothing in the way of new jobs. Speaking to the Canadian Press, a Ford spokeswoman said that “We will be offering […]

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Capsule Review: Ford Police Interceptor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/capsule-review-ford-police-interceptor/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/capsule-review-ford-police-interceptor/#comments Tue, 29 May 2012 16:35:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441779 Unlike most of the TTAC community, I am something of a Panther agnostic. To me, the venerable rear-drive Ford sedans are like cigarette ads in back issues of Car and Driver – a quaint relic of an era where “Occupy” was something you saw on the door of an airplane bathroom – because the Occupant […]

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Unlike most of the TTAC community, I am something of a Panther agnostic. To me, the venerable rear-drive Ford sedans are like cigarette ads in back issues of Car and Driver – a quaint relic of an era where “Occupy” was something you saw on the door of an airplane bathroom – because the Occupant […]

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My Introduction To Panther Love: Inaugural Police Interceptor Road Trip! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/my-introduction-to-panther-love-inaugural-police-interceptor-road-trip/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/my-introduction-to-panther-love-inaugural-police-interceptor-road-trip/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 14:30:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445946 Back in 2004, I was doing a typical East Bay highway commute to my job writing software documentation. Ten miles each way in a Tercel (I had my choice of an ’85 wagon or a ’90 hatch), and the ever-increasing numbers of badly-driven SUVs on the Dreaded Nimitz were making me feel quite vulnerable in […]

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Back in 2004, I was doing a typical East Bay highway commute to my job writing software documentation. Ten miles each way in a Tercel (I had my choice of an ’85 wagon or a ’90 hatch), and the ever-increasing numbers of badly-driven SUVs on the Dreaded Nimitz were making me feel quite vulnerable in […]

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