Used cars are typically easier to work on yourself. That's the main attraction for me at least. I've always had good luck with Fords.
If you want a used car that's dependable, sturdy and will last a long time, find a police auction in your area. Police Departments always upgrade
their fleets and they send their old fleets to auction. I know from personal experience that the Ford Crown Victoria is a beast. The fleets for the
cab companies in Phoenix come straight from auction. At least they used to. The acceleration can't be beat, it's the intercepter that kicks it into
another gear, and their transmissions last longer than your average car.
The Ford Corporation has different specifications that they build these cars by because they are after all going straight to law enforcement. They
have to be better than the average vehicle. I was driving a Ford Crown Vic one night, 2 in the morning, about 7 years ago and got into an accident.
This was between Queen Creek and Apache Junction Az. Out in the boonies. I was northbound and the southbound SUV was acting like the driver fell
asleep at the wheel. We were both going around 70. Because of the way the road went from straight, to a bend, then straight again, I didn't really
notice until it was almost too late. When I noticed that the headlights were bearing straight down on me, I swerved to the right as fast as I could.
It wasn't quite fast enough though. It wasn't a head on collision, but the SUV sheared the entire drivers side of the car. My car spun around twice,
don't know about his.
I was pre-occupied at the time.
I have the pictures in a picture album that I ran across when packing and it looks like the edge of a tuna can after you open it up. Totally chopped
up and crumpled. Other than being dizzy from being on that tilt-a-whirl ride, I didn't have a scratch on me. Those cars are built like tanks, I swear.
That's another reaon why I wouldn't even think of buying new. The materials they use now don't compare to what they used to use.
If I've said once I've said it a thousand times. Cars are like women. Find one that is built to last and she'll never let you down. If all you're
looking for is a fast, short ride, don't expect to keep it long.They burn out pretty quick from the abuse If you want a brand new one, make sure you
can afford it. If you want it for the long haul, do your homework. Check the history, check the body, check how many previous owners she had ( You
don't want one that's been around TOO much
, and above all else.........................check under the hood.
The bottom line: A Ford Crown Vic. It saved my life.
With this pumping through the stereo, you can hit 90 and not even feel it.
I think it's the beat. I haven't met a car enthuist yet who disagrees.
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