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Old 05-22-2014, 04:07 AM   #21
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I have noticed around here that quite a few old cop cars now have taxi cab signs on the doors and roof.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:13 AM   #22
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They're fun to abuse, and I've always wanted to purchase one, just for the orgasmic sound it makes when u get on it....then again, unless it's a Captains car, or another high ranking person in authority, I'm not sure I would want it as I'm positive it's been beat to death and then some....but that sound
I also love the sound of one wide open.

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I'd pick that up in a heartbeat, maybe talk them down to $3,500.
It's been sitting there for a few months so I'm pretty sure they'll come down some on the price. I've seen others for sale near me in the $1500 to $2500 range but those are the clearly abused looking ones.
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I have noticed around here that quite a few old cop cars now have taxi cab signs on the doors and roof.
Yeah they're pretty popular with the cab companies. I found the commercial to show it:
http://youtu.be/TIbEXeb59lg
Also I'm not trying to sell Mobil 1 .
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:50 PM   #24
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The car I was looking at has been sold but I'm still searching for the right one.
Also found a video of a "thrash battle" between a Caprice and a Crown Vic.

http://youtu.be/IVTz2lSePSw
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:06 AM   #25
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Only thing that sucks is they usually have a boat load of miles on them by the time they are decommissioned so you have no idea what kind of headache your are getting by buying one. But I do agree, Crown Vics are tough cars and can take a beating.
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I'd get one if the price was right. I'm a fan of Crown Vics but just have enough money aside for when something goes kaboom.
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Old 11-29-2014, 03:15 AM   #27
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We put a BEATING on those cars...I would pass.
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Old 11-29-2014, 03:29 AM   #28
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Here's a pic of the car I was considering:

$4,000 with 165,xxx miles. This is from a dealer, not an auction. A plus is that it never had a lightbar installed up top and the interior is clean with the exception of where they cut the rubber matting to take the electronics out.
That car would still be in service here in Atlanta. and would bring more than the asking price when finally sold at Auction.
We have a lot of people come from up north and buy them at auction because the body is rusted out on the ones they own and they need to put their drive train into a newer body to use it for a taxi.
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:22 AM   #29
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That car would still be in service here in Atlanta. and would bring more than the asking price when finally sold at Auction.
We have a lot of people come from up north and buy them at auction because the body is rusted out on the ones they own and they need to put their drive train into a newer body to use it for a taxi.
Plus all the zombies in Atlanta are easy to take down with a crown vic.
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Personally I would not buy a used one unless you got it for next to nothing. We drive these cars to hell, knock on the door, then drive them back.


Pass in my book.
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Ive seen police cars go airborne...maybe I was behind the wheel, maybe not but I saw it in a movie one time. The most common problem is they will pop a hose from overheating. If you're looking for one for performance, get the vic geared for city driving. The highway driving one is a joke. The difference in performance is about 7.5 sec 0-60 to 10 or 11 seconds with the highway gearing.

The new ford police interceptor explorer/taurus hybrid thing is going to break within 30k miles mark my words. These things are not built up for police work.
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I am also looking at purchasing one with money from our HOA. Sounds like you want to be the guy that buys one from a guy who bought from the auction; so he incurs the maintenance costs before the sale. I know they get ran hard, but our HOA would just be having some of the retired folk take turns doing loops in the neighborhood regularly at 7 1/2 mph. I guess it depends on the intended use. It's just a psychological deterent in our case.

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I had a friend that has had 2 vic's, he never had any issues with them and he was definately not gentle on them. One may have sat in a lot where he couldn't get it back for a year because hes a moron.. leaving it at yhat. But when he did get it back, he put air in the tires and started it right up, drove fit a while with no issues until he sold it.

Its probably a gamble, you could get a good one or a bad one but he never had any issues with his
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