It’s been said that with the last Crown Victoria produced, the death of Ford’s Panther platform represented the extinction of the species, American sedanus body-on-framus, the last of the dinosaurs. Keeping in a biological frame of mind, it seems to me that the BOF American sedan didn’t go extinct, but transformed. Show More Summary
Two young men, 20 and 18, facing north. Two straight lanes, clear and flat, inviting them into a very dark place. They arrive at the stoplight at the Burger King just before 3 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2008, a white Ford Crown Victoria in the right lane, a green Mercury Grand Marquis in the left lane, music thumping from each. Show More Summary
TweetIt used to have four foot wide lanes. Then it got six foot lanes, but now it’s lots busier these days, with all manner of transport upon it: And the SFPD and Rec & Park drive upon this path with Crown Victorias all the time too, right? So what’s wrong with eight foot lanes, I […]
A Crown Victoria is far from the only way to get you from point A to point B. Read more...
A consumer advocacy group in North Carolina wants NHTSA to re-open its investigation into front lighting failures on the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis. The agency alleges that the problem is still occurring, and Ford dealers are not keeping the parts in stock. Show More Summary
TweetI don’t think this SFPD Ford Crown Victoria will be with us much longer: The funny thing is that I’ve been seeing a lot of civilianized former police cars on the streets of San Francisco and I can’t tell them from the merely out-of-service SFPD rides. Anyway, all of the SFPD’s Crown Vics are not […]
Max writes: Sajeev, After following your and TTAC’s collective wisdom regarding Panthers, I have enjoyed four and a half years of somewhat trouble-free $1000 police-auction 2001 Crown Victoria ownership. The Crown Vic is a wonderfulShow More Summary
Dumb, dumb, dumb. Shawn Michael Robinson was pretending to be a police officer in Dumfries, Va. on January 29th, riding around in his white Crown Victoria and pulling people over on Thursday. The problem for him was that he pulled over an actual policeman! Robinson shined a spotlight on the car in front of him, and pulled over [...]
The Crown Princess of Sweden attended the Auschwitz memorial service yesterday along with dignitaries and survivors. However, Crown Princess Victoria seemed taken aback when one reporter asked about her grandfather’s “Nazi” past during an interview as she stood next to two Auschwitz survivors. Show More Summary
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Spotting an unmarked police car can be easy. Dark blue Ford Crown Victoria shadily hanging out on the side of the highway? Piece of cake. Random motorcycle in traffic that then asks you to roll your window down for a public scolding? You'll never see it coming. Read more...
South Africa's Rolene Strauss was named Miss World 2014 on Sunday. Edina Kulcsar of Hungary was the runner-up and Elizabeth Safrit of the United States took third place. See also: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: The sexy scenes you missed Miss...Show More Summary
US safety regulators have closed a pair of investigations into some 500,000 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Marauder sedans built between 2004 to 2007, and 100,000 Chevrolet Impala models from 2014. The Ford investigation focused on rusting heat shields, which may become dislodged and jam the steering, according to Reuters. Show More Summary
When Victoria Beckham was crowned Britain’s top entrepreneur by Management Today there were sniggers from an unkind few, while others balked at her estimated worth of £210 million. Mr S… Continue reading The post Britain’s ‘top entrepreneur’ Victoria Beckham faces a fine appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Cops, old people, and anybody who rides in a taxi should know Ford is recalling 38,645 Crown Victorias, Mercury Grand Marquis', and Lincoln Town Cars because the last time they recalled those cars, they may or may not have done something "that could potentially result in a loss of steering." Read more...
Ford announced the recall Tuesday, adding that the new problem was created while the company attempted to fix a previous recall, which affected 355,000 cars. The cars in question are the Ford Crown Victoria, the Lincoln Town Car, and the Mercury Grand Marquis. Show More Summary
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 38,600 model-year 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans. The vehicles being recalled include certain 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria vehicles built at St. Thomas Assembly, March 23, 2004, to Aug. 30, 2011;...
Ford Motor Co. issued five safety recalls covering about 200,000 vehicles in North America.
The defects list affects newer Transit, F-150 and Flex models, along with older Crown Victoria sedans.
As long as the station wagon (and the minivan, and the SUV, and whatever people mover comes along next) never dies, there will always be kids raised in the back of them who grow up to become gearheads and to long for cars like this largely original, well-preserved and road trip-ready 5.0L-powered 1986 Ford Crown […]