Welcome to the Crown Vics ETC blog!

On April 6, 2000, I purchased a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP with 23,490 miles. I decided to start a little website for it featuring a running log of my experiences with the car. Vic 1.0 was retired in 2015 due to rust and electrical issues. Vic 2.0 was a 2006 P71 in Blue Pearl that belonged to my boyfriend. It was a Ford demo and never saw actual police use. It was damaged in September of 2018 with well over 186,000 miles. It was replaced by Vic 3.0 in October 2018 with a 2008 P71 in Silver Birch with 120,971 miles. To read posts prior to 2010, click a link at right, or go to Crown Vics, ETC.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Vic 3.0 Delivers Mystery Mechanic to New Truck

Vic 3.0 delivered Mystery Mechanic to his new (used) 2016 Ford F350 up in New Hampshire earlier this month.

Shifty...

Vic 3.0 had its first repair under my watch January 11, 2019... Long story short, I get in the car, start it up, and shift into... NOTHING!  The transmission shifter wasn't connected to anything anymore, the cable had rusted in two.  Next day, a AAA towtruck-man helped manually shift it into DRIVE and off I went to Taxi Guy's shop.  It went right onto a lift and shut off.  Got it back and all is well again.  Wasn't happy about it, though...