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.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Addition to the Fleet!

After years of driving hand-me-down cars, Dad finally bought himself a car not 10 years old and rusty!  Meet the latest addition to the fleet, a 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis LS.  It started life as a rental, then it was sold to a man who traded it in for a Taurus, as the Marquis was too large for him. 

The car has about 22,000 miles on it and is pretty clean.  There are only a few small scratches on it.  We picked it up this morning, and so far, Dad likes it a lot.  His '95 Town Car (a hand-me-down from my mother) is at his mechanic's, the interior torn apart due to electrical problems.  It is destined for the scrap yard...

The Last Crown Victoria VIDEO

Saturday, December 24, 2011

UPDATE: Intake Time Part 2

Vic is now the (not so proud) owner of a bouncing baby intake manifold.  Also 8 new spark plugs to replace the brand new ones I just had installed, because they were all getting fouled, a new thermostat, and coolant.  Engine light is off.  I haven't driven it much since I got it back.  Hopefully everything went back together without a hitch!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

UPDATE: Intake Time...

Many of you know about the cracking of 4.6 intake manifolds.  Mine has been seeping now and then, and now that my engine light is on, today Vic will get dropped off at Taxi Guy for a new intake.  I am hoping that the engine light is for a weak coil pack, because that means more seepage.  We shall see... Thankfully Taxi Guy can do the job for a LOT less than a dealer.  He also does a lot of them, so he does it faster as well.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snow Tire Time... and 60 Degrees Outside...

Put on the snows this past weekend... not sure why, as it is about 60 degrees outside!!  We had snow before Halloween, but it has been warm since then.  I figure I should just get the things on now, just in case it ever does cool down and snow again!