Perhaps not so much as a first car. I also called Ford to see what is the difference with Crowns with the police package and the dealer told me already what i knew. There is nothing special with his P71, as compared to my agency issued P71. But when the highway patrol and police departments decide to sell there cars they put the stock 4 speed trany back in the car. I have been a fed since 1990. They also reflash the computer and put the speed limiter back on. From: ltalianLuigi723 003 Well what I usually drive is my parent's Ford Explorer, and I can parallel park just fine with that, so I'm imagining that parallel parking with the Crown Vic won't be too different, but I could be wrong.
There are no special tranny's, nor power adders in the drive train in any of these vehicles. Around here we just got one of the Hemi Chargers and a V6 Charger. Even with the fastest import tuner out there,you may be able to out accelerate the police vics,but your still not gonna be able to get away from them. These problems are cheap to fix though, and used parts are in abundance. Many police cars have the chip pulled to throw into another car, however for the monumental difference in 4000rpm+ power, it is worth hunting one down. As to posting a pic you can post them in your profile and then we can look at it there.
If you would like to view more Ford Crown Victoria timeslips click on this link, timeslips. It's impossible to speed on the highway, because you're always the fastest moving car there. Its really pathetic and makes me sad, honestly. I drove my dad's Grand Marquis once. Those were the options available for 2003 Crown Victoria police cars. Also find out why it was de-badged.
That said, this is no rocket. This, however, is not what a Crown Victoria is for. As far as the ford stuff, the vast majority save maybe some special order stuff that a department might do on their own-such as buying a cobra or something is your basic run of the mill 2v 4. On the highway cars get out of your way. But when the highway patrol and police departments decide to sell there cars they put the stock 4 speed trany back in the car. Many police cars have the chip pulled to throw into another car, however for the monumental difference in 4000rpm+ power, it is worth hunting one down. Matter of fact, all our 99's have it.
Power train is reliable as hell. My rear axle bearings are bad and getting replaced today so that hurts the speed too. Its design is a body-on-frame, full-size sedan with rear wheel drive and a V8 engine bolted up front. As an owner of a 1996 P71, i can say that first all the people that have quoted from ford website are correct. They use your basic 2v 4. I must say they look pretty sweet for a cop car.
So, guess there goes that theory. The best engine you can find to this date is an updated version of the 4. Everyone i talk to loves the car. The motors are the 4. I have driven just about every type of law enforcement vehicle, that were produced from Ford, Chevy and Dodge. For over 100K miles, the Ford definitely felt worse than it looked, with everything loose and slushy.
The paint was pretty worn out, and the whole car felt a bit rough but not destroyed. Im a proud owner of a 2000 crown vic p71. The important parts of the Police Interceptor are among other areas. Only thing going for cops today is that people are scared shitless of getting near or passing the cars. Finally, let us know the area of the country where you do most of your driving.
A Crown Vic is actually quite a bit larger than the Exploder. I know this for a fact because when i was in high school i took a field trip to are local police department and when we got to check out the cars they used the officer told me all of this. My two favorites were the Chevy Caprice with 350 and the Ford Crown Vic. I also called Ford to see what is the difference with Crowns with the police package and the dealer told me already what i knew. Ok you have a manual transmission good for you. If you had paid a little more attention to the previous posts no one was saying you couldn't put a 5-speed in it just that Ford doesn't offer one from the factiry.