I bought my 98 Interceptor after taking my father's 97 for a short drive. These cars are Ford's best kept secret. Performance is excellent, while still maintaining surprisingly good fuel economy driving 55 mph and keeping a light foot. I would have never given the Crown Victoria a second thought if it weren't for that one test drive. My car is a retired detective car, so I don't have the holes in the roof, or sliced up bumper of the push bar. I paid $3950 for mine, and only needed to buy tires. The car has been flawless since the day I drove it home.
Value for the price. V8 power with V6 fuel economy. Yes, watching the reactions of paranoid drivers, and I think an officer cut me a BIG break on the way home from work late one night because of this car.
More supportive seats. Better quality interior plastics.