The bulk of police car modifications, such as installation of emergency lights, , passenger seat dividers, and plastic rear bench seats, are offered as aftermarket modifications by third parties. These chambers were now empty, leaving a perfect place to install in police cars strobe tubes that would not affect brake or turn signal visibility. The final vehicle produced at the facility was a 2012 Crown Victoria, as part of a small group of vehicles intended for export to the Middle East. However, the company has created anger among civilian owners of 2003+ Police Interceptors by refusing to honor the recall unless the vehicle is still being used in fleet service. For the 2003 model year, the suspension and steering underwent an extensive update, paired with the chassis redesign. First introduced in the 1991 Lincoln Town Car, the 4. The further reduce noise, vibration, and harshness without adding any restriction to the exhaust system.
They also have black steel wheels with or plastic hubcaps. Coinciding with the 2008 withdrawal of the Crown Victoria from retail sale see above , in 2009, Ford announced the 2011 closure of St. The new design featured larger controls and switches, with the radio enlarged and positioned higher. This compares to the standard non-P71 2. Trac-Lok was available with the 3. For the 1956 model year, along with the rest of the Ford model line, the Fairlane Crown Victoria was offered with the as an option.
Archived from on May 13, 2009. From 1998 to 2004, the 4R70W 4-speed automatic was paired with the 4. The manufacturer provided an aftermarket shield to help prevent these items from puncturing the tank during impact. For a more detailed discussion of the fuel tank leakage concerns that prompted these changes, see. Unlike the United States and Canada, the long-wheelbase Crown Victoria was available for retail sale.
For the interior, the two vehicles also were given different seats, door trim, and dashboards; the Crown Victoria featured an instrument panel with round dials that included voltage and oil pressure gauges, while the Grand Marquis featured a horizontal speedometer without the full instrumentation. This car feels and rides like new and everything works perfectly. In April 2011, Ford stopped accepting orders for the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. This came especially after the discontinuation of the. This was not limited to the Police Interceptor; some 2004 were also affected. In the rear, twin-tube shocks in use since the mid-1960s , were replaced by monotube shocks; to improve maintenance and on-road handling, the shocks were moved outside of the frame rails. To comply with federal regulations, recessed power window switches were added replacing a design used since 1995.
When you buy a used police car you are buying it with the same engine and computer system that they used when it was in active duty. The Touring Sedan would be a one-year-only model, as it was discontinued after 1992. The differences between the fleet computer and the civilian computer are very minor. Archived from on December 20, 2008. You can compare it to just about any newer Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and feel this car comes out on top. The 2004—2011 Police Interceptor is rated for 186.
See your dealer for details. By 1996, as General Motors ended production of the Chevrolet Caprice, Buick Roadmaster, and Cadillac Fleetwood, virtually all competitors of the Crown Victoria had adopted front-wheel drive, with a five-passenger configuration largely replacing six-passenger seating with the first two generations of the becoming the sole Japanese-brand sedan marketed in North America with a. . However, there are few notable differences between the Police Interceptor and standard Crown Victoria or Grand Marquis. Alongside the standard Handling and Performance Package, the Sport Appearance Package offered 5-passenger seating with a floor-mounted shifter, 5-spoke aluminum wheels, and monochromatic exterior trim. The rear fascia underwent a redesign, as large taillamp units were mounted at the corners of the body, replacing the previous full-width design. Late in 2005 Ford settled a class action lawsuit.
A chrome-trimmed gloss black rear fascia, unpainted door handle trim, black bumper strips, and a gloss black slatted grille were also introduced at this time. The original three-link coil-spring configuration was replaced with a four-link configuration with a. In another revision, the overhead console was redesigned. The vinyl roof was fitted with a stainless-steel band to trim the B-pillars with the standard vinyl roof not extending past the B-pillar. Archived from on May 13, 2009. The original design for the 1998 Crown Victoria called for a slightly different grill than what the car received. Although the lenses changed, the housings did not; they still had the chambers for the separate turn signals that early models had.
Long bolts for mounting heavier equipment were also directly suspect. Inside, the 1995 Crown Victoria had redesigned seats and a new dashboard which was now shared with the Grand Marquis. Stock, that is,… First Drives:By the third lap in the new Mercury Grand Marquis, the guardrail in the high-banked turn at the far end of Ford's Dearborn Proving Ground was wiggling by in a blue blur at 105 mph. Engine performance was slightly increased also for the Police Package Ford. Ford has advised us that shield kits have been available since late October and will be installed on police interceptor vehicles at no cost.