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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    Yeah, Sevillian, that's where they learned what "fine" cars they were!

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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    Quote Originally Posted by DouglasJRizzo View Post
    The P71 is a restricted item, just as the taxi version is. It's also quite long lived, so 175k on it isn't too bad.
    I'm looking to dump the Expedition since our truck was recovered, and a TC is HIGH on my list for this very reason. The damn things are practically indestructible.

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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    There's no way this one will make it to the aforementioned 400k. She's quite crispy underneath already. It's really not worth much as it is, and a few corrosion related issues is all it will take to turn the car into a money pit.

    Some winter weather with road salt will send even the best of the automotive industry straight to the junkyard whether it runs well or not. Unfortunately, while the panther platform is solid in many ways, corrosion resistance over time is definitely one of it's weaker points. I witness it quite frequently. In fact, I think I started a thread on here last fall containing pictures of a '95 Grand Marquis with a rusted and collapsed frame at 100k miles. Ran great, even the paint was real clean, but it ended up going to the crusher.

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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sevillian273 View Post
    All the people I see driving those things look like they belong in the BACK seat.

    You directly said it... This is so true in Florida! And the same people drive Dodge Charger in Florida too! When I was in Florida by observing Chargers and their drivers I used to think that Charger is the fleet car for gangs! But it is totally different in Arizona! Here Charger is mostly driven by very classy gentlemen and ladies...

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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    Just get an electric scooter with flame stickers.

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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    just so you know, people with similar automotive tastes dont always lead similar lifestyles or make similar decisions. Case in point, not everyone who drives a cadillac is an old person or mafioso

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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    Yeah. That's a juuuust little ridiculous to assume guys.

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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    Cadillacs are popular among the elderly and with guidos and thugs in NJ/NY/FL. Likewise, Hondas are popular with annoying kids with flat-billed baseball caps.

    So its not THAT far from the truth.

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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    Thank you sir. The reason I say that is simply because every single person that I've ever seen driving a Crown Vic P.I. other than the cops themselves has been a 'questionable' looking/acting individual and 75% of them, when I happen to see them, are sporting big rims, a sideways hat, bumping a trunk full of subs, and tailgating the hell out of everyone. Seriously. Every single one Ive seen has been this way. Of course it doesnt mean that everyone who buys one of those is like that. Its just my observation. I've probably not even noticed the normal folks driving them because they dont stand out.

    I would enjoy a low-mile, un-abused P-71 for a FAIR price...

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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    "Flat billed baseball caps" are those the ones worn with the bill facing backward? Fill me in, I want to be hip to these fashion trends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sevillian273 View Post
    Thank you sir. The reason I say that is simply because every single person that I've ever seen driving a Crown Vic P.I. other than the cops themselves has been a 'questionable' looking/acting individual and 75% of them, when I happen to see them, are sporting big rims, a sideways hat, bumping a trunk full of subs, and tailgating the hell out of everyone. Seriously. Every single one Ive seen has been this way. Of course it doesnt mean that everyone who buys one of those is like that. Its just my observation. I've probably not even noticed the normal folks driving them because they dont stand out.

    I would enjoy a low-mile, un-abused P-71 for a FAIR price...
    Explain how a person in their car can look or act questionable. Im assuming you havent met talked or otherwise interacted with them if they are passersby in a car...

    Unless of course you mean black...


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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    White. Every time.

    Music blasting. Trunk buzzing.

    Weaving in and out of lanes. Tailgating

    Riding with his head way down in the corner of the seat which is always leaned back to the nearly flat position.

    One hand high up on the wheel, the other out the window, bouncing to the music.

    Much more than a 'passerby'. You find this behavior on the road to be normal and safe? Would it be unreasonable to judge this person by these actions alone, and seaparate yourself from him by a few car-lengths? I dont think so.

    Really has nothing to do with the car itself. Its the actions of the driver. Just happens that that 100% of drivers of auctioned off police cruisers, that I've seen, act this way.

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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    Around these parts most of the auctioned off P71's go to livery/cab companies. I've seen them with 3-400k on the clock and still in service. Ditto for the old Caprice, although by now, most of those have passed on.

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    Re: Do people still overpay for P71's?

    In FL some of the auctions are a joke - they aren't even auctions anymore. It's kind of upsetting.

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