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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

UPDATE for 9/20/11

Vic is in need of some front end work.  Things are getting creeky.  I am guessing at least ball joints... also time for an oil change...

The new addition
Todd's parents are owners of a new (old) Crown Vic.  Their dark green '03 P71 has seen better days, and this past weekend Todd snagged a replacment at auction.  It is a gray '05 P71 with about the same miles, but in far nicer condition.  We already got a new battery and a set of wipers, but that is the easy part.  It needs a set of tires and some coil-packs, as usual.  But once those issues are ironed out, it should be a nice car.  It is very clean inside and out, though the usual antenna mount holes are larger than usual.  The hunt for large enough rubber plugs is on!

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