Lots of people buying used cars have liked cheap, readily available Crown Vics, but they are slowly dying out. Given that the Crown Vic was used in the US for police and other government roles, and produced for a long time (1992-2011, apparently), there are many used examples, it has been recognized as quite reliable, and many people know how to maintain them cheaply.

So, readily available due to heavy fleet representation, cheap to acquire, reasonable to maintain, and roomy. What, then, is the successor in that role in the US used car market?

My first thought would be the Dodge Charger, but another contender might be the Ford Explorer. Maybe these don’t work if you cannot find them used with “police” option packages. What do you think?

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