A buddy of mine literally gave me a 400k mile crown vic ex taxi cab. The thing is that surprisingly I love it. I love the fact that its well worn. I love the fact that it has space for 6 people. (Yes a folding middle bench seat is standard on this thing) I love the fact that it does not have carpeting, it has rubber. I love the thing to death. It runs really well honestly.
For referance here is the cost breakdown for now.
1 - Car $0
2 - Insurance for 6 months $418.xx
3 - Registration for 2 years ~$250.xx
4 - New clockspring ~ $58.xx
5 - new multifunction stalk ~ 38.xx
6 - New sparkplugs and coilpacks all 8 ~$70.00
Issues to be addressed.
1 - Airbag not working (see clockspring + new fuse) done.
2 - Horn not working - Fuse missing. done
3 - wipers not working - working on this, suspect bad ground.
4 - valve covers leaking. ~$40 and probably 2 days of swearing.
5 - drivers side passenger window not working. (bad ground) fixed.
6 - Needs new tires ~$400bux before winter sets.
7 - New windsheild wiper blades ~$20
8 - Paint (want to do a DYI spray on this vehicle) Yes im going to paint it black. Need to do some body work on it first though.
El cheapo android based navi with backup camera ~$200
Parking sensors. This thing is a pain to park. Its the extended wheelbase model. ~$40
Possible upgrades at some point.
Mustang alloy wheels, although I may just repaint the steelies.
Pics. _ kinga wont allow uploading?