2008 Ford Crown Victoria Fleet Only

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Fans of the long-running Ford Crown Victoria will have to find a 2007 model if they want to own a new one. Ford has confirmed that the 2008 Crown Victoria will be sold only through its fleet network, mostly to taxi services and government agencies. We were a bit surprised when hundreds of Crown Victoria fans flocked to our Great Car Faceoff last spring, and there’s no doubt those same fans are shedding a tear today. If you have fond memories of your Crown Vic, post them below.

By David Thomas | July 12, 2007 | Comments (21)
Tags: Ford

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Spanky

Nice quad post.

This is probably the best thing Ford could do. It's a great utility vehicle, but it's time as a passenger car has past.

Good news for travellers of the next several years though: Never again fooled by a civilian Crown Vic thinking there's a cop behind them for miles.

Tommy Blackston

I am a Ford fan and always have been. I just can't believe the people running Ford now. Instead of redesigning the Crown Vic they are just letting it die. They have a very good car here, but Ford nor it's design engineers have no imagination. They let a model die , like the Taurus and then bring in new names like the Ford 500. Then when the uninspired design of the 500 flops they add a new grill, dig the old name Taurus back out of the closet and stick it on the 500.
Ford needs to realize a new name is not what sells. Look at the success of the Toyota Camry.
Wake up Ford before it is too late.

Juan Carlos

if one really wants to buy one, one will.

Aussie Boy

Does this apply to the Mercury and Lincoln versions of the Crown Victoria?

Infosaur

"The Great Crown Vic Upset of 2007" has to be one of the best web events of the year. I'm still laughing.

I'm not sad though, the Vic had a great (one could argue "undead zombie-like") run.

Great Crown Vic stories? Well I had one cab back in the 80's that was a retired "detective's car" the computer and switches were removed but the strobes, hidden grill lights and "lollypops" (the lights in the rear window) were left in. Since all the wires were still hanging under the dash, I got some Radio Shack switches and had the fastest ride to LaGuardia in the Bronx. (has the statute of limitations passed yet?)

Oh and Spanky? The easiest way to spot a Civilian Vic? Precincts don't spend the extra cash for the Alloy rims. If it's running on steel it could be a cop behind the wheel.

Bob

Well if you ask me i'm quite disgraced. Civilian life is everything the Crown Vic stands for:fuel economy with great towing capacity. to let the crown victoria die is a sad thing, i guess we'll be getting pulled over by chrysler 300s soon. quite frankly other than my knowledge of the crown vic's power i wouldn't be caught dead in the '08 design. i expected better from ford than to get caught up in the 'futuristic' look, thanks for nothing ford!

The Silver Bullet

Well, for those of you worried if it's a cop car that follows you for miles, if you're not breaking the law it makes no difference if it's a cop or not.

I have a 2003 CVPI. It's a great car, very dependable, rides and drives great, plenty of room and horsepower, and the fule mileage is reasonable as well. As a former law enforcement officer, that FWD is not designed for police work. Ford has a great idea with the Crown Vic, either civilian or police. Sure, it could be upgraded to fit the market and yet retain it's dependability.

When my 2003 wears out, I'll purchase another CVPI.

A-man

I think Ford made a smart decision financially. The CV, no matter how many fans of this car there are, i doubt many of them will buy one. All this must be part of the Way Forward, which is pretty much crap.

B Smith

If Ford would just go ahead and drop the Mustang and F-150 they would have the decks cleared for the duel with KIA. The will probably lose.
Not many choices for a guy that wants a real car: V8, Rear wheel drive, strong frame and suspension, usable trunk. I have had 2, both gave flawless service for year. They handle better than people think if you know how to drive. Guess I'll be checking out the Charger or have to go SUV

Jason Bond

Although this is sad and not a step in the right direction as far as this beloved car goes, the MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS is not going away. I have an '04 which I love as much as the day I took delivery of it. It does baffle me why FORD would do this. "I want to buy a CROWN VICTORIA please." "Sorry we can't sell you one." I thought they were in business to sell cars. Oh well silly me what do I know.

LM

Winning a silly on-line contest really means nothing when the product really is antiquated.

i have owned 3 Crown Vic's over the years and i was planning on replacing my 1999 with a new one this year thats why i was disapointed to find out you cant buy a 2008

michael

Hi. I presently own 2 crown vic P71s. Both 03s. I just sold my 98. I have had 4 caprice 9c1s before those. Full size, full frame, rear wheel drive is the most durable, long lasting design - hands down. Ask Any mechanic, and thast what you will be told if they know what they are talking about. I love those cars. One is my daily driver, and one is being transformed into a road race track car. The potential for that car is immense, and the design is classic and proven. Its too bad that everyone wants to look like a Toyota. I work for Toyota by the way, and would never purchase one of their cars. What does that tell you??

jeremy

All of the big three are dying, and it will start with ford. I have tried to be a ford lover buying the mustang (twice) the lincoln ls and the crown vic. They all died on me shortly after purchase, all were new. Im ready for someone to bring on an american car company that can compete.Until then im all honda

Jeremy,
If your post is true (and I don't think it is) you are:
1. not very bright- once could be a fluke, but four times . . .
2. some one is sabotaging your cars- mustang cv are some of the most reliable, proven cars around. LS was shaky the first year.
3. You are doing something to your cars.
4. You just might be the most unlucky guy on earth.

Again- I don't believe your post. Those cars don't even match up. I can't see one person buying those three cars- and then being interested in a Honda. BS post!


Broq

BILL

It seems Ford has a buyback? program for daily rental used 2008 Crown Vics. These car must have premium LX package, traction control, and am/fm/cd/casstete options to qualify. I got this info from Ford Fleet website. I just bought one of these 2008 cars from a Ford dealer for $18,400. Car looked new, still had a new car smell, with 9200 miles on it. The MSRP on vehicle was $30,320. I hate the chrome grill and it was only a 15 minute swap job to put the black PI grille in it. With a scanner having the antenna on rear deck it looks like a undercover PI. There is a dealer in STL area who has advertised 2 new CVPI"s, that were damaged in transit for 24 and 25K. I just want to pass this info on, I have had a 98 and 01 PI, a 05LX Sport, and now the 08.

chase

i am so pissed they want to drop the vic i own one have never had any problems with it. It has to be one of the most dependeple cars on the road. its one of the most wildly used cars in america. if ford drops it they are going to lose so much money.IF they drop the vic i will never support ford and never buy a ford again!!!!

mannycvpi91

I have a 91 pi ( yea big body swaying!) shes a dependeable car 351 windsor not the fastest but extraordinary for a full size sedan, and can keep up with a gt on the run, but not off the line, thats okay though. she starts better than anything i know, and is smooth as hell, handles like a drem, what a shame if these great cars go extinct ford neeeds to dig their heads out of their asses.

carsss

I am selling some 2008 previously rental used crown vics LX for really cheap. email me at ahaseeb1@msn.com for more info.

CARL


I HAVE HAD THREE BUICK REGALS THROUGHOUT MY COLLEGE CAREER. AFTER A WHILE I DECIDED TO BUY A 2008 CROWN VICTORIA FROM A DEALERSHIP IN MISSOURI. THE CAR WAS AWESOME. IT WAS GREAT ON GAS GIVING AS MUCH AS 26 MPG THEN SOME IDIOT HIT ME ON A NEW JERSEY HIGHWAY BECAUSE HE SAID HE FELL ASLEEP. HE DESTROYED HIS CAR AND MINE, WITH OVER 10,000 DOLARS IN DAMAGES. I DO MISS THE CAR BECAUSE IT WAS POWERFUL, ECONOMICAL ON GAS, A FLEX, LUXURIOUS AND VERY ROOMY. NO WONDER THE BIG THREE CAR MAKERS, SUCH IDIOTS, ARE LOSING THEIR BUSINESS. THEY DONT REALIZE WHEN A CAR IS A HIT AND WHEN PEOPLE END US LOVING IT. I AM SURE IF FORD REDESIGNS IT - TO KEEP THEIR " INTELLIGENT "ENGINEERS EMPLOYED, THEY COULD ADD MORE METAL IN THE FRONT AND IN THE REAR TO PROTECT BOTH THE PASSENGERS AND THE GAS TANK AND MAY BE SOME MORE CHROME. I LOVE CHROME - IT WOULD MAKE SUCH A HUGE IMPACT. I WOULD BUY TWO OF THEM. I AM IN THE PROCESS OF BUYING A USED CROWN VICTORIA FROM 2008 BECAUSE THESE MORONS ( FORD ) WILL NOT SELL TO THE PUBLIC. I DONT SEE THE LOGIC THERE OR MAY BE I SHOULD JUST BUY SOMETHING ELSE OTHER THAN A CV? SUCH IDIOTS.

randomlou55

I loved my crown vic. I drove it across country right behind the movers van, and it was such a wonderful car. I wish I still had that car!

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