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1992 Crown Vic

Well im looking for a car for this winter instead of my truck and i have found one and i need some input as to what you guys think

"1992 Crown Vic, 4.6L, 4 wheel disc brakes, new front tires, cop blue and its a former corrections transport car but it has 259k on it. buddy wants 1500 but he is not solid on that and from the grapevine it was described as a really nice nice car

Now i want to know what everybody thinks of these cars ie. how hard are they to work on? price for parts? power? burnout capabilities? etc.. just anything

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Old 10-08-2005, 09:12 PM
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As a previous owner of a 1996 crown vic police interceptor, I say walk away from this one. On high mileage 4.6L's the intakes are known to crack on them. Just a ticking time bomb until it starts holding coolant about as well a a sieve. With it being at 260k, the rear axle is going to be worn out, along with damn near everything. Weak points are indeed the resin manifold, corrosion in the brake lines and around the starter, plus the axle loves to die in them around 200k miles. That intake will cost you 300-350 alone because it is a dealer only part. Now if it were a low miles car (under 100,000) or a later model (1999-up has no intake problems) I'd say go for it.

They are fun cars(poor burnouts, but easy to go 130+). But I'm afraid this one will most likely leave you stranded in the cold this winter.
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well... with it just being a transport car you can almost bet its a stock crown vic. these days they dont soup up their cars like they used to because "the radio is faster then a car" trust me, i've worked with a lot of law enforcement agencies reguarding their cars and VERY few have "interceptors" anymore. the only specially designed pursuit cars are 5.0L mustangs, Z28 camaros and a couple agencies out west even have corvettes. so, basically the only "hopped" up police cars are the highway patrol cars. so the chances of you having a hopped up cop car are slip. which means that 260K miles is on a stock ford engine... and you'll prolly have to replace the engine before too long. so, your just paying for the body....
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:43 AM
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agreed i used to work on police cars for our small town back east and all of there police cars were stock 4.6's with the exception of hoses and brakes...
the only one with interceptors like said before were pursuit car's and if this is a corrections vehicle there isn't an interceptor.
259k is alot of miles for a ford motor (chevy guy)
i would pass
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these days they dont soup up their cars like they used to because "the radio is faster then a car" trust me,
this is why I don't want to be a cop. In 5 or 6 years they'll be auctioning off fwd impalas with 3800v6s, nothing special, or that Ford 500 if they make a cop version, which is pretty slow.

If you've ever seen those mean black mopar police sedans in the original Vanishing Point, that is a car I wouldn't mind copping in. Perhaps, I could get one and be a P.I. (private investigator).
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