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, 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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

4/19/11 UPDATE: 122,425 miles

Yesterday was Patriot's Day here in Massachusetts.  Todd had the day off, so we managed to finally get Vic's oil change done.  We also got the "fair weather" wheels back on.  Yes, Vic no longer looks like a cruiser.  It is back to it's usual flashy-wheel self until next fall.

The odometer now reads 122,425 miles.  It got a  nice new Mobil 1 filter and fully synthetic oil.  I noticed that the trunklid weather seal has finally torn in one spot.  No doubt the twice-annual tire haul to Todd's driveway has hastened that issue.  

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Eleventh Anniversary!

Today marks my 11th Anniversary with Vic.  In a time where most people don't keep ANYTHING longer than a few years, I have to say I am pretty proud.  It has just over 122,250 miles, so that means I have put about 98,760 miles on it. 

Today, I noticed that the headlights were getting cloudy.  So I grabbed our ancient can of rubbing compound and some Meguiar's PlastX plastic
polish.  They look a lot better.  I forgot to take a "before" photo, but at
left is an "after" shot.

I'm sure they would look even better if I had some kind of buffer, or one of those kits where you can use a regular drill.  I decided to use what I had.  My headlights are not 11 years old, but about 10, as a nice service writer replaced them for me when the car was still under warranty. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011