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Posted: 4/30/2015 10:54:08 AM EDT
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If my BMW dies they are on the short list as a replacement. The engines you can drop in them are impressive.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:03:25 AM EDT
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I bet you could get free donuts.........

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:16:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bennnn:
But, maybe it's not the best time to be riding around in one of those down here.

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Actually you'd be surprised how many old cop cars are found in the hood. The Crown Vic is VERY popular with the locals.
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Actually you'd be surprised how many old cop cars are found in the hood. The Crown Vic is VERY popular with the locals.
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Originally Posted By Tweek218:
Originally Posted By bennnn:
But, maybe it's not the best time to be riding around in one of those down here.



Actually you'd be surprised how many old cop cars are found in the hood. The Crown Vic is VERY popular with the locals.

They just want to ride in the front seat?
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:32:41 AM EDT
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Yeah, but what's going to happen to a white guy driving one through the middle of a "peaceful protest"?
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Originally Posted By Tweek218:
Originally Posted By bennnn:
But, maybe it's not the best time to be riding around in one of those down here.



Actually you'd be surprised how many old cop cars are found in the hood. The Crown Vic is VERY popular with the locals.


Yeah, but what's going to happen to a white guy driving one through the middle of a "peaceful protest"?
Window tint is your friend. That being said I do not get the love for these cars. I have a Crown Vic as a company car and I hate it. -J
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:39:04 AM EDT
A buddy of mine has one. Its pretty embarrassing to be around it. He swears "Its a fleet vehical" and "They are tough and meant to run a million miles with out wearing out"

My reply is always, "No. It is a fleet vehical that is beat to shit and put on auction when it hits 80k miles." They trade in for new ones and move on.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:42:25 AM EDT
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Yeah, but what's going to happen to a white guy driving one through the middle of a "peaceful protest"?
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Originally Posted By bennnn:
Originally Posted By Tweek218:
Originally Posted By bennnn:
But, maybe it's not the best time to be riding around in one of those down here.



Actually you'd be surprised how many old cop cars are found in the hood. The Crown Vic is VERY popular with the locals.


Yeah, but what's going to happen to a white guy driving one through the middle of a "peaceful protest"?


Brother, screw that. Take a rifle and sidearm with you when you go places. Dont conform or fear the inept uneducated and violent masses. They come at you, deadly force.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:49:04 AM EDT
Don't forget to equip it with black half-moon rims, a fake cop antenna, a cop push bar, and a cop searchlight, so everyone will respect your authority. Oh yeah, lower it for full douchebag effect.

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:52:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By eracer:
Don't forget to equip it with black half-moon rims, a fake cop antenna, a cop push bar, and a cop searchlight, so everyone will respect your authority. Oh yeah, lower it for full douchebag effect.

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I like that. Yes, i feel bad too.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:59:51 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By eracer:
Don't forget to equip it with black half-moon rims, a fake cop antenna, a cop push bar, and a cop searchlight, so everyone will respect your authority. Oh yeah, lower it for full douchebag effect.

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To be fair it probably already had all of that shit except the antenna and lowering kit when it was purchased used.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 12:01:40 PM EDT
I would drive one. Id love to find one of these in good shape but they only made them in 03-04 and just over 11000 were sold:



From Wikipedia: The Mercury Marauder was based on an updated version of the Ford Panther platform that was introduced for 2003. The Marauder had a naturally aspirated 4.6 L V8 DOHC Ford Modular engine producing 302 hp (225 kW) and 318 ft·lbf (431 N·m) of torque; this engine had many parts — including heads, cams, block and rotating assembly — in common with the 2003–2004 Mustang Mach 1 and the 2003–2005 Lincoln Aviator. The Marauder featured a dual exhaust system with MEGS tailpipe tips, with newly developed chassis and suspension modifications – such as moving the rear shocks outboard of the frame rails, which were later made available for the Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis. The Marauder was fitted with the 4R70W 4-speed automatic in 2003 and received the upgraded 4R75W 4-speed automatic for 2004. Both years featured the aluminum drive shaft from the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. The limited slip differential with a 3.55 rear axle ratio was standard fitment on all Marauders.
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A friend had one in the 80s, he was Puerto Rican just out of the Army, high and tight I was a long hair white guy, we would pull up in a parking lot and it would empty with people screaming Narc!!!
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 12:06:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By eracer:
Don't forget to equip it with black half-moon rims, a fake cop antenna, a cop push bar, and a cop searchlight, so everyone will respect your authority. Oh yeah, lower it for full douchebag effect.

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Wrong demographic there. Ain't nothing in the hood gets lowered son.

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 12:08:15 PM EDT
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Actually you'd be surprised how many old cop cars are found in the hood. The Crown Vic is VERY popular with the locals.
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Originally Posted By Tweek218:
Originally Posted By bennnn:
But, maybe it's not the best time to be riding around in one of those down here.



Actually you'd be surprised how many old cop cars are found in the hood. The Crown Vic is VERY popular with the locals.


Probably the most test driven car there.
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Neat cars, but not really all that hot. Too much weight and not enough gear and/or converter to make them really interesting.
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Originally Posted By Abominable:
I would drive one. Id love to find one of these in good shape but they only made them in 03-04 and just over 11000 were sold:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/Mercury_Marauder.jpg

From Wikipedia: The Mercury Marauder was based on an updated version of the Ford Panther platform that was introduced for 2003. The Marauder had a naturally aspirated 4.6 L V8 DOHC Ford Modular engine producing 302 hp (225 kW) and 318 ft·lbf (431 N·m) of torque; this engine had many parts — including heads, cams, block and rotating assembly — in common with the 2003–2004 Mustang Mach 1 and the 2003–2005 Lincoln Aviator. The Marauder featured a dual exhaust system with MEGS tailpipe tips, with newly developed chassis and suspension modifications – such as moving the rear shocks outboard of the frame rails, which were later made available for the Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis. The Marauder was fitted with the 4R70W 4-speed automatic in 2003 and received the upgraded 4R75W 4-speed automatic for 2004. Both years featured the aluminum drive shaft from the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. The limited slip differential with a 3.55 rear axle ratio was standard fitment on all Marauders.

Neat cars, but not really all that hot. Too much weight and not enough gear and/or converter to make them really interesting.


Until you do an eaton swap on one and turn up the boost.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 12:19:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By eracer:
Don't forget to equip it with black half-moon rims, a fake cop antenna, a cop push bar, and a cop searchlight, so everyone will respect your authority. Oh yeah, lower it for full douchebag effect.

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That crown Vic might convince me to get one.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 12:31:34 PM EDT
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I just looked at one of those last month, it's still for sale.


http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/4897570151.html



I liked it, but the price was just too much for me to swallow.





http://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_1kzIkazpYsG_600x450.jpg
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Originally Posted By bennnn:
Originally Posted By Abominable:
I would drive one. Id love to find one of these in good shape but they only made them in 03-04 and just over 11000 were sold:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/Mercury_Marauder.jpg

From Wikipedia: The Mercury Marauder was based on an updated version of the Ford Panther platform that was introduced for 2003. The Marauder had a naturally aspirated 4.6 L V8 DOHC Ford Modular engine producing 302 hp (225 kW) and 318 ft·lbf (431 N·m) of torque; this engine had many parts — including heads, cams, block and rotating assembly — in common with the 2003–2004 Mustang Mach 1 and the 2003–2005 Lincoln Aviator. The Marauder featured a dual exhaust system with MEGS tailpipe tips, with newly developed chassis and suspension modifications – such as moving the rear shocks outboard of the frame rails, which were later made available for the Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis. The Marauder was fitted with the 4R70W 4-speed automatic in 2003 and received the upgraded 4R75W 4-speed automatic for 2004. Both years featured the aluminum drive shaft from the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. The limited slip differential with a 3.55 rear axle ratio was standard fitment on all Marauders.



I just looked at one of those last month, it's still for sale.


http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/4897570151.html



I liked it, but the price was just too much for me to swallow.





http://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_1kzIkazpYsG_600x450.jpg


yeah you can get a lot more car for that kinda cash.
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So you like to swallow, do ya?
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 1:02:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By eracer:
Don't forget to equip it with black half-moon rims, a fake cop antenna, a cop push bar, and a cop searchlight, so everyone will respect your authority. Oh yeah, lower it for full douchebag effect.

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Needs new control arms on the front. Look at that camber on the tires. They wouldn't last 20K miles.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 1:02:52 PM EDT
Went full retard with mine!





1988 Gran Fury
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 1:03:07 PM EDT
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Poor people (black and white) love Crown Vics. They are reliable and easy to fix. There are almost as many crown vics in the ghetto where I live as there are on Sunday at a fundamentalist church with an average congregation age of 85.
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Originally Posted By bennnn:



I just looked at one of those last month, it's still for sale.


http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/4897570151.html



I liked it, but the price was just too much for me to swallow.







http://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_1kzIkazpYsG_600x450.jpg
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Originally Posted By bennnn:
Originally Posted By Abominable:
I would drive one. Id love to find one of these in good shape but they only made them in 03-04 and just over 11000 were sold:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/Mercury_Marauder.jpg

From Wikipedia: The Mercury Marauder was based on an updated version of the Ford Panther platform that was introduced for 2003. The Marauder had a naturally aspirated 4.6 L V8 DOHC Ford Modular engine producing 302 hp (225 kW) and 318 ft·lbf (431 N·m) of torque; this engine had many parts — including heads, cams, block and rotating assembly — in common with the 2003–2004 Mustang Mach 1 and the 2003–2005 Lincoln Aviator. The Marauder featured a dual exhaust system with MEGS tailpipe tips, with newly developed chassis and suspension modifications – such as moving the rear shocks outboard of the frame rails, which were later made available for the Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis. The Marauder was fitted with the 4R70W 4-speed automatic in 2003 and received the upgraded 4R75W 4-speed automatic for 2004. Both years featured the aluminum drive shaft from the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. The limited slip differential with a 3.55 rear axle ratio was standard fitment on all Marauders.



I just looked at one of those last month, it's still for sale.


http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/4897570151.html



I liked it, but the price was just too much for me to swallow.







http://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_1kzIkazpYsG_600x450.jpg


I can see why...
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 1:08:50 PM EDT
On my second police vic now. I drive 140mi a day during the week for work and I love the cars. They just keep going, very little maint needed. Brakes, tires, and oil.

Current beater is a Blue 2010 Michigan Patrol car. Right around 120,000mi now. I'll drive it till the wheels fall off unless some old ass hat totals this one like the last.
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Originally Posted By eracer:
Don't forget to equip it with black half-moon rims, a fake cop antenna, a cop push bar, and a cop searchlight, so everyone will respect your authority. Oh yeah, lower it for full douchebag effect.

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Hah, that guy would go on the VW cruises we did. It's on bags, actually.

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 1:35:19 PM EDT
Not mine, well what I had until about 2010, but really close.




It had the higher hp setup, true dual exhaust, trailer towing package, 3:55 gears, the wheels like above. It ran really well, fast for a big car, and with the 3:55 gears it had good acceleration and good mid range power for passing. Leather, with every option available too so it was really comfortable.

This website saved me cash. The coming gas price increase hit fast, but there were people here that had info that saw it coming. I sold it for what I had in it, and bought a Dodge Neon that was few years old. Once the crisis was passing, I sold the Neon, came out good on it, and bought my ex wife's 2001 Mercury Cougar ZN. She actually gave me the car because she bought a brand new Eclipse GT or whatever Spyder. I felt like I should give her something so I bought her a set of pots and pans for $500. I burned dinner, twice, in her old pots and pans, so bad you couldn't brillo pad them out, well, you could, but I ruined them doing it. I decided to use them for steel shooting targets. She wasn't happy.

I'd love to have another one in great shape, that old CV had tons of room in the trunk. I can barely get our guns in the trunk of the Mustang GT convertible , 1995, that I'm driving now. I love the old GT though, not my favorite body style, but I love that it has the old 5.0L in it, and it runs like it just came off the showroom floor with 165,000 on it.


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On my mothers soul I was going to post this pic ......
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I bet you could get free donuts.........

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Window tint is your friend. That being said I do not get the love for these cars. I have a Crown Vic as a company car and I hate it. -J
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Originally Posted By Tweek218:
Originally Posted By bennnn:
But, maybe it's not the best time to be riding around in one of those down here.



Actually you'd be surprised how many old cop cars are found in the hood. The Crown Vic is VERY popular with the locals.


Yeah, but what's going to happen to a white guy driving one through the middle of a "peaceful protest"?
Window tint is your friend. That being said I do not get the love for these cars. I have a Crown Vic as a company car and I hate it. -J


1) They are cheap
2) They are big.
3) The are familiar.
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Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
Poor people (black and white) love Crown Vics. They are reliable and easy to fix. There are almost as many crown vics in the ghetto where I live as there are on Sunday at a fundamentalist church with an average congregation age of 85.
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no love for the brown CV's
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 2:57:44 PM EDT
I like them. If my WJ got banged up I would get one.
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