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#4097116 - 02/16/21 06:57 PM Re: Possible new buy [Re: 2004_p71]
2007CrownVic Offline
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Registered: 11/19/11
Posts: 3105
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By 2004_p71
Originally Posted By 2007CrownVic
To me the newer gauge cluser that started in 2005 is worth it alone to sell the 2004 and move onto something else.


They changed the steering wheel in 05 but not the cluster , it was changed in 2006.


My bad. Then I definatly wouldn't consider an 05. They seem to be the worst of everything.

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#4097140 - 02/16/21 08:17 PM Re: Possible new buy [Re: Danger2manifold]
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Registered: 06/27/20
Posts: 51
Loc: Central fl.
Thank you to all who posted and gave great advice. I have decided to keep my 04. Looking into paint work. Not going to spend more than a 1k. I think that’s a decent amount for paint. Same color, I love the crown Vic blue. That 2004 sport that they had in blue was great, but my silver birch will probably not show as much as in defects and of course dirt. Will check with maaco

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#4097644 - 02/18/21 09:46 PM Re: Possible new buy [Re: 2007CrownVic]
Dmblanch Offline
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Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 136
Loc: Utah
Originally Posted By 2007CrownVic
Originally Posted By 2004_p71


They changed the steering wheel in 05 but not the cluster , it was changed in 2006.


My bad. Then I definatly wouldn't consider an 05. They seem to be the worst of everything.


Except that the first year of the digital odometer was the first year of bad soldering on said odometer, thru about '09, when just about all of them fail and go dim.
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1) 2002 CVPI - Utah Community College training vehicle with peeling white paint, 89K miles, no major defects, bought at auction $2000, sold for profit.
2) 2003 CVPI - Utah City Police black and white, 74K miles, repainted white (badly), no defects, bought at auction $976, sold for profit.
3) 2005 CVPI - Washington Fire Chief vehicle, immaculate condition, 54K miles, bought at auction with siren and lights intact $2025, sold for profit.
4) 2011 CVPI - Black California Sheriff vehicle, 79K miles, bought at auction $2000, rented as a movie prop, sold for profit.
5) 2008 CVPI - White Idaho sheriff vehicle, 95k miles, immaculate paint and interior, replaced interior with leather from a Sport model, bought at auction for $1400, keeping this one.
6) 2005 CVPI - University police vehicle, 74k miles, bought at auction for $2100, flipped for profit.
7) 2004 CVPI Detective's Model - From my hometown PD, 104K miles, bought at auction for $2009
8) 2004 LX Sport - 111K, local want ad find for $2500

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#4097664 - 02/18/21 11:20 PM Re: Possible new buy [Re: Svtmedic]
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Registered: 10/16/01
Posts: 2972
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Interesting reading the things I never heard much about regards the 2005 CVPIs. My last police patrol car had 86,xxx when I retired and my replacement got it as he wrecked his car and was in need just before transferring into the area. Besides patrol duties, he was also tact team member, he hauled extra gear, responded to many incidents through out a 14 county division, and due to some hang-ups at our headquarters in Richmond where new cars are received from the manufacturer to be issued after outfitting to the road troops, he ran the miles up to over 168,xxx miles before getting a new car with no major issues. He said it was better than the one he wrecked was ... even before he wrecked it. It was a 2006 though.
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#4098642 - 02/23/21 01:13 AM Re: Possible new buy [Re: Svtmedic]
Svtmedic Offline
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Registered: 06/27/20
Posts: 51
Loc: Central fl.
Decided to keep the current 04. She is solid,. At 117k she’s still and adolescent.

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#4098648 - 02/23/21 01:32 AM Re: Possible new buy [Re: Svtmedic]
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Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 8934
Loc: wny
It's not even old enough to vote yet. laugh
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