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#233 of 241 Re: 2007 BMW M6 Convertible
Aug 01, 2010 (8:26 pm)
I had no idea an M6 was so unstable it could be blown off the road by a passing semi in the rain. Scary for sure.
#235 of 241 Re: Toyota Prius salvaged - airbag? [misiyuse]
Aug 02, 2010 (12:52 pm)
So , is this site reliable or trustworthy? Any one tried it ??
#237 of 241 Reconditionded Police Interceptor
May 28, 2013 (3:28 pm)
I have been considering buying a reconditioned 2009-2011 Ford Crown Victoria p71 from a body shop that specializes in them. They will repaint a car and upgrade the interior as per the customer's wishes. Said vehicle would be between 80-100k. I'm told they do a mechanical inspection and complete needed repairs. So far I have not been able to find reference or reviews online for their work. I would check the title but I have been told that damage on government service vehicles does not show up on carfax.
I am interested in the interceptor mostly because I want a large rear-wheel drive car with some performance that I will not have to break the bank for. It helps that these are relatively cheap and easy to fix with abundant parts available. Suggestions and advice please!
#238 of 241 Re: Reconditionded Police Interceptor [montegrl]
May 28, 2013 (3:35 pm)
I certainly wouldn't put alot of money into such a car. They are really worth very little as is. As long as you plan to run it into the ground and not resell it, then the history shouldn't matter (provided it is deemed safe and properly repaired, of course).
Have you ever driven one? You mention performance, which this car does NOT have, so just want to make sure you know what you are getting. Just to give you an idea, the american Top Gear actually did a humorous bit where the 3 hosts were all driving Crown Vics in police guise and were absolutely dusted in a matter of seconds by the Stig driving a Honda Odyssey. While probably sensationalized a bit for TV, its really not far from the truth. Having said that, it should be a very reliable car when properly sorted.
#239 of 241 Re: Reconditionded Police Interceptor [qbrozen]
May 28, 2013 (6:43 pm)
Thanks for your reply. That was a really funny bit on Top Gear! Yeah, the Odyssey has similar HP as the police Crown Vic. Which is why they needed to replace them I think! We're really looking for cheap, reliable and easy for mechanically-inclined owners to fix. The interceptor is a bit better than civilian models (I have an old one).
Anyone have any stories or suggestions regarding companies who recondition them? What are they worth?
#240 of 241 Re: Reconditionded Police Interceptor [montegrl]
May 29, 2013 (6:53 am)
Hopefully, this link works. That should show all the completed listings for 2009 and up on Ebay over recent months. Looks like about $4k-$5k for those with 90k-100k miles.
EDIT: I can't get the link to post. Oh well. If you search completed listings on Ebay, you can get an idea.
#241 of 241 Re: Reconditionded Police Interceptor [qbrozen]
May 29, 2013 (9:37 am)